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.
SAY GOODBYE TO NEOPRENE: PATAGONIA INTRODUCES WORLD’S FIRST WETSUITS MADE WITH FSC® CERTIFIED NATURAL RUBBER
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.
PATAGONIA PROVISIONS RELEASES A DOCUMENTARY DETAILING THE CRITICAL ROLE FOOD WILL PLAY IN SOLVING THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS
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.
Patagonia and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Invite Next Generation of Business Leaders to Solve Environmental Challenge
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.
PATAGONIA RELEASES “TOOLS FOR GRASSROOTS ACTIVISTS” – EVERY ACTIVIST’S HANDBOOK TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT
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.
With an eye toward making the best fishing wader in the world, Patagonia brought together an incredible array of in-house quality experts, advanced R&D engineers, fabric developers, designers – and, of course, seasoned field testers – to create an all-new line of waders for men and women in Spring 2016.
This holiday season, I have an early New Year’s resolution for the sake of Planet Earth: let’s all become radical environmentalists.
This sounds like a big leap – but it’s not. All you need is a sewing kit and a set of repair instructions.
VENTURA, Calif. – On Dec. 8 in Paris, Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario will discuss the choices consumers can make to reduce their carbon footprint and ‘vote with their dollars’ in support of businesses committed to the environment at The International New York Times Energy for Tomorrow conference, a COP21 approved event.
PATAGONIA RELEASES A DOCUMENTARY DEPICTING AN EPIC STRUGGLE BETWEEN BACKCOUNTRY PROTECTION AND DEVELOPMENT
This fall, Patagonia will release Jumbo Wild – a gripping, hour-long documentary film by Sweetgrass Productions telling a true story of the decades-long battle over the future of British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley – highlighting the tension between protection of wilderness and the backcountry experience and ever-increasing development interests in wild places.
PATAGONIA’S NEW BACKCOUNTRY TOURING COLLECTION PERFORMS AND PROTECTS ON THE SKIN UP AND THE RIDE DOWN
Patagonia’s snow and alpine design teams joined forces for Fall 2015 to create the all-new Backcountry Touring Collection, a comprehensive, customizable system of outerwear, under layers and packs for backcountry skiers and riders who go deep into the mountains under their own power. Each piece addresses specific needs of self-supported winter backcountry travel, balancing critical protection with excellent breathability and total freedom of movement.
From October 1 through December 1, 2015, the 2016 Mugs Stump Award will be accepting grant applications from small climbing teams with fast and light alpine objectives.
Today, Patagonia is announcing three key milestones that demonstrate how environmental activism continues to become more and more embedded in the core of our business.
STILL NOTHING LIKE IT: PATAGONIA REINVENTS ITS ICONIC SNAP-T® PULLOVER WITH SIX EXCLUSIVE STYLES FOR FALL ‘15
Patagonia has recreated the iconic Snap-T® pullover in six exclusive styles for Fall ‘15, using innovative material combinations to represent Patagonia’s dedication to tinkering and design evolution – and to celebrate the stories and history that are intrinsically woven into the fabric of each Snap-T.
We’ve spent the past several days looking deep into our wool supply chain, shocked by the disturbing footage of animal cruelty that came to light last week. Patagonia’s partnership with Ovis XXI has long been a source of pride because of the program’s genuine commitment to regenerating the grassland ecosystem, but this work must come equally with respectful and humane treatment of the animals that contribute to this endeavor.
PETA has shown us video footage from within the Ovis XXI farm network that supplies merino wool for Patagonia’s baselayers and insulation. You can watch it here. It is as disturbing as anything PETA puts out. Four minutes long, the video contains graphic footage depicting inhumane treatment of lambs and sheep; of castration; of tail docking (the removal of a sheep’s tail); and slaughter of lambs for their meat. We’ll go into detail below.
Patagonia Provisions has launched a groundbreaking partnership with Dan and Jill O’Brien of Wild Idea Buffalo to conserve and restore the grasslands of South Dakota, while producing a delicious, sustainably sourced Buffalo Jerky.