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Todd Copeland, Patagonia

Todd Copeland is the strategic environmental materials developer at the U.S. outdoor apparel brand Patagonia. His background includes a degree in polymer and textile chemistry from Georgia Tech and experience developing automotive interior materials for Honda's North American R&D Center. At Patagonia, he is responsible for material development of the Common Threads Recycling Program, focusing on garment recycling, scrap recycling, and utilizing recycled materials. He is also responsible for assessing and reducing the environmental impacts of all raw materials, including fibers such as cotton, polyester, nylon, and wool, in addition to dyes, finishes, and other textile inputs.