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Published on Friday, 16 November 2012

Patagonia launches plant-based wetsuit

Written by Brett Mathews

guayuleVENTURA – US outdoor clothing brand Patagonia has taken a major step in the drive to replace petroleum-based synthetics with agricultural-based bio-materials with the launch of a new plant-based wetsuit. Working with clean technology company Yulex Corporation, Patagonia has developed a wetsuit using guayule, a renewable bio-rubber that is claimed to be the first alternative to traditional fossil-based neoprene.


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