September 16, 2011

Patagonia opens eBay store to encourage people to sell used Patagonia products.

Say it isn't so!

There's actually a company that wants to see its high-end goods sold on eBay?

Yup, that's right.  Since I'm about the greenest person on the planet (well, at least the greenest in my neighborhood) I was happy to hear about the Patagonia Common Threads initiative which encourages people to resell their used Patagonia gear.  For those of you not familiar with this brand, Patagonia is a maker of high-end outdoor gear.  By the way, this brand has always been hot on eBay.  When I find a Patagonia item at a yard sale, I jump for joy.

Patagonia has started its Common Threads Initiative and is hosting an eBay store in which people can sell their used goods.  People who decide to take the Common Thread pledge will also have their items featured in the used clothing section on  Pretty cool!  

Check out the "used clothing" link on the lower left-hand corner of the  Click Here to take a look!


  1. Well, it's about time a big, higher end company wised up to the advantage of leveraging eBay for its business! It seems like these high end companies like to avoid eBay, not wanting to tarnish their reputations, but in these times of greater environmental awareness, encouraging people to sell their used items on eBay makes sense. Bravo to Patagonia!

  2. Yes, Bravo! Every once in a while a Patagonia item shows up at Salvation Army. I'll be on the lookout tomorrow.