Figli di Michelangelo Calamai was founded at the end of the 19th century, roughly 100 years before the birth of the environmental movement. Two brothers (one was 15 years old and the other 18) selected used garments and shredded and cut them into reclaimed fibers before they were sent to be spun into yarns. Bernardo Calamai, great-grandson of the founders, runs what is now Calamai Tech Fabrics. 

Pictured: Used clothing waits to be sorted at Calamai Tech Fabrics in Prato, Italy

Photo: Jeff Johnson

See how we worked with reclaimed wool in the new Truth to Materials collection at patagonia.com/truthtomaterials

Sitting around the fire on the Bowron Lake circuit in British Columbia.

Submitted by @wingerstudios 

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Iceland

Photo: Chris Burkard

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Via ferrata “Sentiero dei fiori”, Adamello, Italy.

Submitted by Giacomo Folli.

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Skogafoss Waterfall, Iceland

Photo: Chris Burkard

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The walking of the penguins at the Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan.

Submitted by Michelle Mayer

The walking of the penguins at the Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan.

Submitted by Michelle Mayer

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Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Colorado Plateau, Arizona

Photo: Alex Mackie

Evening Walk, Great Sand Dunes National Park

Submitted by Christian Hunt

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"Truth to Materials is about discovering the origin of a material and staying as close to that as possible during every step of the design and manufacturing process." - John Rapp, Patagonia Product Designer and Tester 

See the full book and collection at your local Patagonia store.

To learn more about the collection visit: http://www.patagonia.com/us/truth-to-materials

Peak in Progress. Teewinot Mountain Grand Teton National Park, WY

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A couple hours a day keeps the therapist away. 

Submitted by Matt Shaw

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"We see in order to move; we move in order to see." - William Gibson

Climbers approaching the last headwall on West Ridge of Pigeon Spire, Bugaboos. August 2014

Submitted by A.J. Snyder

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