Patagonia Hires Marty Pomphrey as General Manager of Patagonia Japan

Patagonia, the Ventura, California-based outdoor apparel manufacturer has hired Marty Pomphrey as general manager of Patagonia Japan. As general manager, Pomphrey will oversee Patagonia’s growing business in Japan, which started in 1988 and today includes more than 500 employees and 22 stores. Pomphrey will build on the success and strong tradition established by longtime general manager Takasuki Tsujii, who has stepped away from the role after ten years of leading Patagonia’s team in Japan.

Patagonia wins UN Champions of the Earth award

US outdoor clothing brand Patagonia has been named a UN  Champion of the Earth, receiving the UN’s top environmental honor for a dynamic mix of policies that has put sustainability at the heart of its successful business model. 

Facing Extinction

Today, in stores and offices around the world, Patagonia is joining in solidarity with the youth activists peacefully striking for climate action and demanding that governments address the climate crisis. The outdoor apparel company is closing its stores and offices globally so employees can join the strikes and is asking concerned citizens in the US to text CLIMATE to 71333 to tell Congress there is no room in government for climate deniers.

Businesses Join Climate Strike

(New York, NY)  Ahead of the September 20th Climate Strikes and the week of action from September 24th to 28th, major businesses including Ben & Jerry’sLush CosmeticsSeventh Generation and Patagonia will join the Global Climate Strikes led by youth climate activists across the world. 

In the U.S., youth and adults are working together in an intergenerational and multiracial effort to demand bold climate action, including the immediate phase out of all fossil fuels. Large turnouts are expected in New York, Washington D.C., San Diego, Denver, Duluth, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, Seattle, and more. 

Patagonia Response to the BLM's Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument Management Plan

"The Executive Order eliminating protections for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was illegal and no management plan for these lands should proceed until the resolution of the lawsuits. If this administration’s reckless agenda is not stopped, it will lead to the destruction of a national treasure protected for over two decades that enjoys support from hunters and hikers as well as local businesses and communities. And even more troubling, it sets a dangerous precedent for the future of all public lands and waters. These wild and wonderful landscapes should not be auctioned off to the highest bidder, and we have every confidence the courts will rule in favor of the plaintiffs and the original boundaries of the National Monument will be restored." – Rose Marcario, President and CEO, Patagonia⁠

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Patagonia Response to the BLM's Bears Ears Monument Management Plan

“The Executive Order abolishing Bears Ears was illegal and no management plan for these lands should proceed until resolution of the lawsuits. The President’s effort to reduce Bears Ears’ boundaries was done at the behest of mining and oil and gas industries. And this plan is another demonstration of this administration’s preference for extractive industry profit at the expense of the American people. Bears Ears contains iconic landscapes, sacred places, and priceless artifacts and this plan puts all of them under threat. Not to mention this is a colossal waste of time because BLM will have to create a plan for the full Bears Ears as originally designated after we win the lawsuit.” - Rose Marcario, CEO and President, Patagonia

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Patagonia response to rollbacks of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

“Our climate crisis is here and now, and we need global, urgent and transformative actions to address what is increasingly destructive and deadly.  Today, the Trump Administration continues its assault on the health of our communities by repealing the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. This unlawful action must not stand, and Patagonia will continue to fight alongside those who defend our planet, and who demand just and equitable solutions to the climate crisis.  We will confront climate deniers – they have no place in our government – and we will continue to advocate for immediate and dramatic increases in clean renewable energy, the conservation of our public lands and waters, and the unlocking of the organic agricultural sector’s potential to help solve our climate crisis. The reckless efforts to rollback climate protections through regulatory giveaways to fossil fuel companies must end – our community, business and planet depend on it.” – Rose Marcario, President and CEO, Patagonia

CNN Perspectives Op-Ed: Reckless farming is destroying the planet. This could save it.

The United Nations released a dire warning recently: Climate change is here and it's a clear and present danger to our entire planet. Of course, we didn't need another report to tell us that — we see it in extreme and unusual weather, disappearing wildlife and falling farm yields. But there is one major cause of this global catastrophe that doesn't get the attention it deserves: industrial-scale chemical agriculture.

Patagonia Releases a Documentary About the High Cost of Fish Hatcheries, Fish Farms and Human Ignorance

Today, Patagonia released Artifishal—an illuminating 80-minute investigative documentary film by Liars & Thieves. The film explores the high cost—ecological, financial and cultural—of our mistaken belief that engineered solutions can make up for habitat destruction. It traces the impact of fish hatcheries and farms and the extraordinary amount of American tax dollars wasted on an industry that hinders wild fish recovery, pollutes our rivers and contributes to the problem it claims to solve. 

Patagonia Provisions Releases Long Root Wit, Expanding its Line of Beer Made with Kernza® Perennial Grain

Patagonia Provisions, in partnership with Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) in Portland, has just released Long Root Wit, a classic Belgian-style wit beer made with organic ingredients and Kernza perennial grain. Looking for solutions to repair our food systems, this second release in the lineup of Provisions’ Long Root beers represents another step towards transforming agricultural practices and supporting sustainable farming.

Patagonia Announces Its First Worn Wear Fish Tour

Patagonia Announces Its First Worn Wear Fish Tour

Patagonia’s Worn Wear wagon will hit the road on April 13 on the first Worn Wear Fish Tour. The repair team will be outfitted with new tools and supplies to stretch the life of well-loved fishing gear and clothing. All brands of waders and clothes are welcome, as long as they’re dry. We can’t fix rods and other hardgoods, but we can tune up all types of garments, so non-anglers are welcome. All repairs are free!

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Patagonia's statement on today's Green New Deal vote

“Today, Patagonia joins Members of Congress, businesses, nonprofits and especially the young activists across the country in support of the Green New Deal. We support the scientists that tell us we can slow and even reverse the climate crisis if we double down on investments in wind and solar energy, promote sustainable and responsible agriculture practices and protect our public lands and waters by instituting a temporary moratorium on new leases for oil and gas drilling. These are solutions supported by Americans in rural and urban areas and will improve our way of life, offer important economic opportunities, and protect the planet for future generations.”

– Rose Marcario, President and CEO, Patagonia

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Statement on the signing of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act

“The signing of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act is an important moment in the conservation movement. The debate over the protection of public lands has shifted from discussion about the pros and cons, to members of Congress from both parties uniting to protect wild places. This legislation supports outdoor recreation in every county in the country through the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, protects millions of acres and creates four new national monuments. The preservation of America’s public lands and waters is not only one of the greatest gifts we can leave for future generations, it is also a critical step toward tackling the climate crisis head-on before it’s too late.” 

Rose Marcario, CEO, Patagonia

 

Statement on genetically engineered salmon

“Today’s FDA decision allowing genetically engineered salmon to end up on dinner plates throughout the U.S. demonstrates a continued arrogance that humans can dominate nature. For over 40 years, Patagonia has fought for wild places and the natural biodiversity they support. Scientists and watchdog groups indicate that genetically modified salmon pose serious risks to health, wild fish populations, local fishing economies and the environment — and labeling laws won’t go into effect until 2022, leaving citizens in the dark. Instead of opening the market to high-cost, risky technology like GMO salmon — particularly in this time of weakened government oversight — we need to reinvest in protecting our wild rivers and wild fish.”

Rose Marcario, CEO, Patagonia

Patagonia Strengthens Commitment to Our Planet, Hires Avi Garbow, EPA’s Longest-Serving General Counsel, as Patagonia Environmental Advocate

Patagonia was created to explore wild places, and we are still in business today because we fight to protect them. Since our founding more than 40 years ago, we have worked to protect and preserve the natural world—from our ongoing efforts to reduce our company’s environmental footprint to supporting hundreds of environmental nonprofits around the world. We use our brand to address the most pressing issues of our time, and every employee hired is committed to our mission of saving our home planet. Today, we are pleased to extend our actions with the creation of a new, first-of-its-kind position: a dedicated Environmental Advocate. Avi Garbow, the Environmental Protection Agency’s longest-serving general counsel, will join Patagonia’s senior management team to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect our planet.

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Statement on House passage of public lands bill

“This is an important moment in the conservation movement. The debate over the protection of public lands has shifted from discussion about the pros and cons, to members of Congress from both parties uniting to protect wild places. This legislation supports outdoor recreation in every county in the country through the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, protects millions of acres and creates four new national monuments. The preservation of America’s public lands and waters is not only one of the greatest gifts we can leave for future generations, it is also a critical step toward tackling the climate crisis head-on before it’s too late.” 

Rose Marcario, CEO, Patagonia

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Patagonia's Urgent $10M Gift to the Planet

Patagonia's Urgent $10M Gift to the Planet

This holiday season, Patagonia is giving away the $10 million in unplanned cash we saw as a result of last year’s irresponsible tax cut. A tax cut that was not only a windfall for the oil and gas industry but will also open up 19 million acres of Alaska’s wildlife refuge. The timing of this tax cut couldn’t have been worse. 

U.S. COMPANIES LAUNCH NEW “TIME TO VOTE” CAMPAIGN

Companies across the United States are supporting the Time to Vote campaign, a nonpartisan effort led by CEOs, aimed at increasing voter participation. Collectively, CEOs from across the country and from a variety of industries are concerned about voter participation and have committed to encouraging their employees to vote in the upcoming elections.

Patagonia Sets Sights on Saving One of Australia's most Culturally and Environmentally Significant Wild Places

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Patagonia Sets Sights on Saving One of Australia's most Culturally and Environmentally Significant Wild Places

Patagonia has launched a campaign with the Bob Brown Foundation to save one of Australia’s most culturally and environmentally significant wild places—takayna  / Tarkine—with a goal to have this region in North West Tasmania listed as a World Heritage Area.

Patagonia has a history of taking every step necessary to defend wild places around the world. As part of the company’s most recent global campaign, Patagonia is launching a new film to raise awareness of the destructive impact of the mining and forestry industries on takayna  / Tarkine. It has prepared apetition calling for signatures from around the globe to deliver to the Tasmanian state premier andAustralian national government urging them to nominate takayna  / Tarkine as a World Heritage Area.

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