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.
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.
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 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.
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.