Eastman and Patagonia team up to tackle the global textile waste crisisEastman is excited to announce a partnership with Patagonia to address textile waste. The outdoor apparel company teamed up with Eastman to recycle 8,000 pounds of pre- and post-consumer clothing waste, which Eastman processed through its molecular recycling technology. The process involves breaking down Patagonia’s unusable apparel into molecular building blocks that Eastman can use to make new fibers.