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Patagonia to fix worn clothing for free - The Worn Wear Tour.

Poll Results: Will You Visit the Patagonia Worn Wear Truck Stop?

 
  • 20% (1)
    Yes
  • 20% (1)
    Yes. I want some clothing to fix. For Free.
  • 40% (2)
    Maybe. It's Possible I may go.
  • 20% (1)
    No. Just no.
  • 0% (0)
    No. I like the Dirt Bag Look and Need More Holes
  • 0% (0)
    NO. NFW! Patagucci??
  • 0% (0)
    No. I'd rather just buy a new piece.
  • 0% (0)
    No. No time.
  • 0% (0)
    No. Don't Care.
5 Total Votes  
post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

This truck will drive around and fix or show you how to fix your gear. I don't think it has to be Patagonia, but not sure. They will also sell used Patagonia gear.

 

 

Spring 2015 Worn Wear Tour  

(click for link)

This spring our biodiesel repair truck will travel from California to New York doing free clothing repairs, teaching you how to fix your own gear and selling used Patagonia clothing. Bring us your tired, well-loved clothing for repair. If you don’t have any, we’ll supply it. Fix it and you can keep it. Join us for local food and drinks and celebrate the stories we wear.

Saturday 4/4
San Francisco, CA

 

Mollusk Surf Shop
4500 Irving St 94122
4 PM - 7 PM

 

Special Screening: The Fisherman’s Son
8 PM
Tuesday 4/7
San Francisco, CA

 

Four Barrel Coffee
375 Valencia St 94103
8 - 2 PM

 

Yerdle After Party
501 York St 94110
5:30 - 9 PM
Friday 4/10
Bend, OR

 

Smith Rock Trailhead
Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne 97760
9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 4/11
Bend, OR

 

Smith Rock Trailhead
Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne 97760
9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday 4/12
Portland, OR

 

Patagonia Portland
907 NW Irving St 97209
11 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday 4/15
Seattle, WA

 

Feathered Friends
119 Yale Avenue North 98109
12 - 8 PM
Sunday 4/19
Moab, UT

 

Love Muffin Café
139 North Main St 84532
8 AM - 2 PM
Wednesday 4/22
Boulder, CO

 

University of Colorado Boulder
University Memorial Center
1669 Euclid Ave 80309
10 AM - 3 PM
Wednesday 4/22
Boulder, CO

 

Movement Boulder
2845 Valmont Rd 80301
5 PM - 8 PM
Thursday 4/23
Fort Collins, CO

 

New Belgium Brewery
500 Linden St 80524
12 - 8 PM

 

Special Screenings: Fisherman’s Son + Worn Wear Film
3, 5, 7 PM
Sunday 4/26
Chicago, IL

 

Patagonia Lincoln Park
1800 North Clybourn 60614
11 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday 4/29
Nashville, TN

 

Imogene + Willie
2601 12th Ave South 37204
10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday 4/29
Nashville, TN

 

Climb Nashville - Pint Night
3600 Charlotte Ave 37209
7 PM - 10 PM
Friday 5/1
Asheville, NC

 

RiverLink Music Festival
144 Riverside Dr 28801
5 PM - 10 PM
Sunday 5/3
Raleigh, NC

 

UNC-Chapel-Hill
Wilson Library (Lot)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
11 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday 5/5
Raleigh, NC

 

Great Outdoor Provision Co.
2017 Cameron St 27605
11 - 7 PM
Thursday 5/7
Fayetteville, WV

 

Water Stone Outdoors
101 Wiseman Ave 25840
10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 5/9
Brooklyn, NY

 

Pilgrim Surf
68 North 3rd St 11249
11AM - 9 PM

 

Special Screening: The Fisherman’s Son
8 PM
Sunday 5/10
NYC, NY

 

Patagonia SoHo Store
72 Greene St 10012
11 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday 5/12
Boston, MA

 

Patagonia Boston
346 Newbury St 02115
11 AM - 5 PM

 


post #2 of 13

My Rubicon pants are great and I don't really want new ones. I'd love to get them fixed.

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

Boston in May then!

post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post
 

Boston in May then!

 

<Eeyore>

Okay, I really do appreciate that Patagonia is at least trying to do the right thing here. And have been doing for years. I applaud them for that. But isn't there something just slightly off about a sock-darning party taking place on Newbury Street? Let's show the world how frugal we are, all of us buyers of $500 ski jackets! It's like having Barbara Lynch teach how to make home-made mac & cheese in the kitchen at No.9 Park. It would be really good mac & cheese, no doubt, but it seems like the people who would most benefit from the knowledge would not be likely to show at that venue, and in any case are probably not rushing off to Formaggio Kitchen to buy the ingredients she'd probably specify. And where is the workspace going to be? There is not a lot of surplus elbow room in Back Bay. Maybe they could do this in some warehouse in deepest Allston instead and really get a turnout and repair a significant quantity of stuff with a significant number of workstations. As it is I suspect a lot of standing around and spieling, and not so much actual sewing. Now where are my thistles?

</Eeyore>

post #5 of 13

I would love to make the down-mending party at Feathered Friends.    Alpine climbers can be cheap too :D, but really it's not so much about 'cheap' as learning how to fix your stuff when spending a month in tents.        The Fayetteville stop is dead-on-awesome for rock climber tech-dirtbags and ww kayakers.    That might just have to go on my calendar, ya know. 

 

*goes to check ride schedule*


Edited by cantunamunch - 4/2/15 at 4:43pm
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tog View Post

 
Boston in May then!


Okay, I really do appreciate that Patagonia is at least trying to do the right thing here. And have been doing for years. I applaud them for that. But isn't there something just slightly off about a sock-darning party taking place on Newbury Street? Let's show the world how frugal we are, all of us buyers of $500 ski jackets! It's like having Barbara Lynch teach how to make home-made mac & cheese in the kitchen at No.9 Park. It would be really good mac & cheese, no doubt, but it seems like the people who would most benefit from the knowledge would not be likely to show at that venue, and in any case are probably not rushing off to Formaggio Kitchen to buy the ingredients she'd probably specify. And where is the workspace going to be? There is not a lot of surplus elbow room in Back Bay. Maybe they could do this in some warehouse in deepest Allston instead and really get a turnout and repair a significant quantity of stuff with a significant number of workstations. As it is I suspect a lot of standing around and spieling, and not so much actual sewing. Now where are my thistles?
So you voted...?
They could stay in some places for a week and get lots of business.
You're right but that stuff gets bought anyway. So throw it out or fix it is an option.
post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by epic View Post
 

My Rubicon pants are great and I don't really want new ones. I'd love to get them fixed.

Why not just send them back for repair under the Patagucci warrenty? They must be a big ticket item and the warrenty is very broad. Personally, I have some stuff that is showing wear after many, many years of use, not major purchases like jackets or pants, but, I would not test the warrenty for minor purchases where I got great service. 

 

The cynic in me is rolling his eyes and thinking it's just another marketing program that gets the brand name some neat press, we are talking about it here, right? They won already. There is no way I'd stand in line to get work done when I can just mail it back. Don't get me wrong, I've got a fair amount of their gear and I am a fan. Now if I can just find a way to exchange some of my existing stuff that is a size too big, it would be great. Maybe we can start a Patagucci gear swap thread. And, no, I'm not about to drive 100 miles to do a swap.

post #8 of 13
No question this is a marketing gig but it still sounds pretty cool.
post #9 of 13
If I was a Fort Collins local I'd definitely check out the Belgium Brewery stop and might even check out the Patagonia truck while it was there. wink.gif
post #10 of 13
Complaining about a free service to teach you how to extend the life of your gear...and possibly raise consciousness about consumerism? Really?

Where better to teach people that they can repair and renew rather than purchase more than Newbury Street? People in Carbondale, Bozeman, Taos, and Ogden may not need the message quite as much.
post #11 of 13

Looks like something that the girl and boy scout troops would benefit from.  Is is strictly clothing or might they also dabble in fixing tents, backpacks, and sleeping bags?

post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 

Well they say clothing then they say gear. I don't think it matters that much if you just want to learn how to fix it.

Similar techniques for most of that stuff.

Personally, I'd like to chop off about 3 inches on the leg length of their snow pant shells I have. Always been much too long. Knees too low also.

 

This sort of is like some places have bring in your old electronics to see if it can be fixed. Usually done by volunteers. Stuff like Atari play stations there's some known issues that they show you. Old radios, lamps, toasters, pretty much anything. "Repair Fairs" they're called staffed by "fixers".


Quote From this years fair in Philly:

[Fran] Blanche, like other fixers, said she has been "taking apart perfectly good things since forever."

Lately, she's noticed, it has become trendy.

 

"Younger people are rediscovering fixing things and making things. But when I was younger, that's how it was: If your TV blew up, you'd bring it in to get repaired, not throw it out," she said.

"Everything is fixable, that's the bottom line."

 

http://articles.philly.com/2015-02-05/entertainment/58800870_1_mixer-northern-liberties-fishtown

 

 

A lot of these people are into technological archeology also. Restoring old computer, tech things. Fran for instance, is involved in the Apollo Saturn 5 LVDC project. (Launch Vehicle Digital Computer). While there's tons of info on the Command Module computer, there's not much on the IBM machine built in Owego, NY

that guided the Saturn V rocket into orbit. (Probably for good reason, since it's a missile guidance system). Parts of these things were left out in junk yards for years or just thrown out.

Fran's site: http://www.frantone.com/designwritings/design_writings.html

 

A relatively recent amazing act of technological archeology was the reconstruction of the world's first digital computer. It was British, used at Bletchley Park, and Alan Turing had little or nothing to do with it. Other than theory. It was developed by Tommy Flowers who worked for the Postal Office. Called Collosus, it used thousands of tubes, "valves" in British. Churchill ordered most of them destroyed and all the documents. They didn't want the Russians to know they could break the Lorenz code the Germans were using and the Russians were likely to use the captured machines. It was top secret for decades. A picture wasn't even released until the 80's, and info not really until this century. Plans had been destroyed, but a few hand written documents remained. One guy, Tony Sales, pretty much spear headed the whole thing. Google even made a short film about it.

 

https://youtu.be/knXWMjIA59c

 

Another major project started by individuals is LOIRP. Lunar orbiter image recovery project. Basically, taking the original analog magnetic tapes, 2 inch!, and converting them to digital to restore the images of the moon taken by NASA to find sites for the landings. The stuff was saved from being thrownout by individuals who stored them for years. It became a big project in 2007 and has received funding from NASA. It's pretty impressive what was done buying stuff off ebay and finding retired engineers who worked on the Ampex FR-900 tape machines.

 

It has expanded into other realms of space image recovery.

 

Wikipedia article:

   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Orbiter_Image_Recovery_Project

Their site, recently went to archive:

   http://www.moonviews.com/

post #13 of 13

I'm actually pretty handy since I managed retail luggage stores for ten years of my early adulthood.  We had a centralized repair shop for both warranty work and typical damage and wear and tear.  I saw plenty of neat tricks to fix zippers and blown seams along with patching things and hardware modifications.  Most things can be repaired, but they'll also usually "look" repaired upon close inspection.  If your about function more than form this traveling repair tips seminar would be great.  If you really prefer cosmetics over cost you're probably just going to buy new or seek warranty replacements for your somewhat dysfunctional gear.

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