After a two-year hiatus, our favourite repair team returns to Europe for the Patagonia Worn Wear Snow Tour 2022. The classic Worn Wear trailer will travel to the alps again to hit snow destinations in France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Italy, offering free repairs on busted zippers, rips, tears, buttons, pulls and more, as well as teaching people how to fix their own gear. And best of all, the repair team onboard will offer free repairs on any brand of clothing, on a first-come, first-served basis.
“And best of all, the repair team onboard will offer free repairs on any brand of clothing, on a first-come, first-served basis”
The Worn Wear trailer has been hand-built to an original design to be able to travel to the toughest locations around Europe. It plays host to some very technical repair equipment while bringing hot chocolates and good vibes to the slopes. On top of that, the team is also there to educate people on how to keep snow gear in good condition for multiple seasons through teaching different skills such as patching, re-waterproofing shells and fixing zippers.
Patagonia’s Worn Wear programme was created in 2013 to encourage people to take good care of their gear, washing and repairing as needed. Extending the life of our garments, through proper care and repair, is the single most important thing we can do to lower our impact on the planet and reduces the need to buy more over time – thereby avoiding the CO2 emissions, waste output, and water usage required to build it. By keeping our clothing in use for just nine extra months, we can reduce related carbon, waste and water footprints by 20-30 % each, according to the UK-based group WRAP – simply because we’re making and throwing away less.
Check out the dates for the Worn Wear Europe tour below:
18-20 February – Salzburg, AT
19 February – Chamonix, FR
25-27 February – Oberstdorf, DE
26-27 February – Manchester, UK
4-6 March – Andermatt, CH
5 March – Montebelluna, IT
5-6 March – Milan, IT
11-13 March – Aosta, IT
11-12 March – Innsbruck, AT
12-14 March – München, DE
18-20 March – Lyon, FR