After a twenty year history, Patagonia has moved its Reno outlet store to a historic downtown location. Patagonia has grown to nearly 350 employees in Reno, and so has demand for onsite childcare services. As a result, the Patagonia outlet store moved to downtown Reno to make room for the expansion of the Truckee River Child Development Center, the company’s onsite child care program that opened earlier this year.
We’re just days from Black Friday, one of the biggest consumer shopping days of the year in America. And as people think generously about family and friends, we also want to help our customers show love to the planet, which badly needs a gift or two (and still gets coal every year).
This year Patagonia will donate 100 percent of global Black Friday sales in our stores and on our website to grassroots organizations working in local communities to protect our air, water and soil for future generations. These are small groups, often underfunded and under the radar, who work on the front lines. The support we can give is more important now than ever.
Patagonia’s all-new exclusive re\\\collection is a design experiment using as many recycled materials as possible. Each of the ten styles in the re\\\collection is made with all sorts of recycled materials, including 100% recycled down, 100% recycled wool and 100% recycled polyester with 85% recycled polyester labels, 80% recycled zippers and 50% recycled buttons. The re\\\collection is built with function and warmth in mind, but the pieces have a simple, clean aesthetic and they’re ready to be recycled again when the time comes.
As part of its ongoing Vote Our Planet initiative, Patagonia will close all of its retail stores around the nation, its headquarters in Ventura, its Reno distribution and customer service center on Election Day, Nov. 8, to encourage customers, employees and citizens to head to the polls, champion local environmental issues and engage in civil society.
Patagonia announces the addition of Ryan Shadrin to its senior management team as Vice President of Global Direct to Consumer. In this new role, Shadrin will provide strategic vision and leadership to develop and grow a best in class digital and in store experience for Patagonia customers.
Patagonia announces the addition of Cory Bayers to its senior management team as Vice President of Marketing. In this role, Bayers will engage communities around the world on Patagonia’s best-in-class products, core values based in quality and environmentalism, and broaden its reach as a leader in innovation and responsible practices.
More than 40 million people are directly involved in the global textile manufacturing industry and many are living in the poorest parts of the world. It is no secret that working conditions and wages are often inhumane and unacceptable; frequent news headlines and tragedies in factories remind the world about the dangers these workers face.
Patagonia’s supply chain alone involves nearly 75 factories and more than 100,000 workers worldwide. As a complement to Patagonia’s own robust factory monitoring program, the company has partnered with Fair Trade USA, an organization that has developed a well-established program for ensuring products are made in factories and farms where workers are safe, treated with respect and paid fair compensation for their labor.
Patagonia Provisions, in partnership with Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) in Portland, Oregon, today announced the launch of Long Root Ale, a Northwest-Style Pale Ale made with organic ingredients and Kernza perennial grain. Looking for solutions to repair the food systems that sustain us, Long Root Ale represents another step towards transforming agricultural practices and supporting sustainable farming.
Patagonia’s High Alpine Kit is a tightly integrated layering system—from baselayer to belay parka— designed with acute attention to detail and minimalist design principles for moving efficiently through the Earth’s least forgiving environments. Patagonia asked its alpine climbing ambassadors to imagine, build and test pieces of clothing they could use individually or as components of a system for climbing in high alpine zones. Each piece in the kit is patterned to work seamlessly with the next, creating flawless integration while being simultaneously effective as individual pieces.
Today, Patagonia is launching Vote Our Planet – a major non-partisan environmental campaign urging Americans to vote up and down the ballot to elect officials and support referendums that will defend our planet’s air, water and soil and protect the health and well-being of American families. With the environmental crisis reaching a critical tipping point, Vote Our Planet is designed to rally people in every corner of America to set aside their frustration with America’s divisive political atmosphere and vote purposefully with the environment as their top issue when they head to the polls in November.
Ten years after its original publication, Penguin Books has released a completely revised and expanded edition of Patagonia founder and owner Yvon Chouinard’s classic 2006 memoir, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman – with more than 40 percent new material and featuring a new foreword by activist and author Naomi Klein.
In a groundbreaking new book, Family Business: Innovative On-Site Child Care Since 1983 by Malinda Chouinard and Jennifer Ridgeway, Patagonia reveals how and why the company has offered corporate-sponsored on-site child care for over thirty years, and encourages other companies to do the same. Aimed at business and early childhood leaders, human resources departments and parents, the book presents a case for why providing high quality on-site child care to working families is both good for families and good for the bottom line.
New for Fall 2016, Patagonia introduces the world’s first and only neoprene-free wetsuits made with natural rubber from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance. It’s a groundbreaking innovation that doubles down on the company’s initial entry into natural rubber in 2014 with another industry first, and expands Patagonia’s Yulex® wetsuit offering from two to 21 full-length suits for men, women and kids.
SAUSALITO, California. (August 1, 2016) – Patagonia Provisions today announced the release of Unbroken Ground – a 25-minute film that explores the critical role food plays in finding solutions to the environmental crisis. The vast majority of our food is produced using methods that reduce biodiversity, decimate soil and contribute to climate change. Patagonia Provisions believes that food can and should be grown, harvested and produced in ways that restore the land, water, wildlife and human health.
Patagonia’s Nano Puff styles now have a lighter environmental impact and the same pinnacle performance benefits that have made the Nano Puff a go-to-piece for every outdoor activity. While it’s not easy to lighten the environmental impact of a technical piece like the Nano Puff without sacrificing performance, Patagonia challenged its partners at PrimaLoft to help. The result – PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Eco – is eco-friendly, premium synthetic insulation made with 55% recycled content.
On April 21-22, graduate student teams from leading universities across the United States will come together to compete in the development of potential solutions to a real and urgent problem faced by Patagonia. This is the final round of a first-of-its-kind case competition. Patagonia invited students from interdisciplinary backgrounds to help address a current issue that the outdoor industry faces, which deals with the tension between building the best product while causing the least amount of environmental harm.
Led by Patagonia and Kina’ole Capital Partners, LLC, a first-of-its-kind group of five certified B-Corporations has come together to create a $35 million tax equity fund that will make the benefits of solar power available to thousands of U.S. households. The new fund uses state and federal tax credits to direct Patagonia’s tax dollars for residential development of affordable, efficient Sungevity solar energy systems.
Snowboarder Marie-France Roy has joined our ambassador program. We are excited and grateful to have Marie on the team as her approach to snowboarding, both on and off the mountain are a great match for Patagonia.
We are happy to announce that Patagonia's Jumbo Wild is now on Netflix and available for millions of subscribers to watch instantly for the first time.
Patagonia is proud to announce the release of a new book drawn from everything we’ve learned over the years about how to succeed in building successful grassroots environmental campaigns. Patagonia’s Tools for Grassroots Activists: Best Practices for Success in the Environmental Movement makes the best wisdom and advice from our biennial Tools Conference available to activists everywhere for the first time.