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Patagonia’s Worn Wear Wago Made from Recycled Wine Barrels

The Patagonia company is best known for their rugged and stylish outdoor clothing and gear, environmental campaigns and beautiful catalogs. Now Patagonia fans can keep an eye out for the Worn Wear Wago.

The Wago is a biodiesel fueled 1991 Dodge Cummins truck topped by a handmade redwood camper shell made out of salvaged wine barrels by artist and surfer Jay Nelson. The Wago and its crew will be traveling around the country repairing treasured Patagonia clothing.

The Worn Wear Wago repair crew are from the Reno facility


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Repair experts from the Patagonia Reno facility (the largest garment repair facility in North America) will be spreading the message of conscious consumerism and fashion by stopping at coffee shops, farmers markets and trailheads around the U.S. to offer free apparel mending services and seminars.

The Wago is powered by solar panels and the crew will use an industrial sewing machine for their repairs.

The Wago was made by artist and surfer Jay Nelson


Jay Nelson is well known for the Golden Gate, his handmade electric car camper made from fiberglass, epoxy resin, plywood, glass, bike parts and an electric motor.

His other designs include the Golden Gate 2, the Camper Boat and a Toyota Camper perfect for any surfing trip. You can see how he built the Worn Wear Wago on this video by Patagonia.

The Wago crew will be repairing beloved clothing for free


The Worn Wear Wago tour will include stops in Seattle, Moab, Boulder, Chicago and Asheville, NC. Food, drinks and music will accompany the Wago stops.

The Wago Crew will repair all types of clothing—not just your favorite Patagonia fleece.

The goal of the Wago is to raise consciousness about renewing clothing


If you are not able to visit with the Wago crew, you can still send in stories and photos about your favorite Patagonia clothing to the Worn Wear blog.

Photos by Patagonia

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