REPAIR IS A RADICAL ACT

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REPAIR IS A RADICAL ACT

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.

 

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PATAGONIA RELEASES A DOCUMENTARY DEPICTING AN EPIC STRUGGLE BETWEEN BACKCOUNTRY PROTECTION AND DEVELOPMENT

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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.

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PATAGONIA’S NEW BACKCOUNTRY TOURING COLLECTION PERFORMS AND PROTECTS ON THE SKIN UP AND THE RIDE DOWN

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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. 

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Update: PETA's Wool Video

Update: PETA's Wool Video

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's Wool Video

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PETA's Wool Video

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. 

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PATAGONIA SETS OUT TO CHANGE THE FILTHY BUSINESS OF DENIM

PATAGONIA SETS OUT TO CHANGE THE FILTHY BUSINESS OF DENIM

With its new denim collection launching today, Patagonia is changing the way denim is made and raising the bar for environmental and human rights practices – using innovative, environmentally friendlier dye, Fair Trade Certified sewing practices, and 100% organic cotton grown without pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers. 

 

Patagonia marks 20 years in NYC with activism and free repairs in a new shop on Greene Street

Patagonia marks 20 years in NYC with activism and free repairs in a new shop on Greene Street

After 20 years at 101 Wooster St, Patagonia’s first New York retail space has moved two blocks to 72 Greene, a space long dubbed the “King of Greene Street.” Originally a warehouse belonging to the dry goods dealer Gardner Colby Company, its three dimensional iron façade is considered the finest example of French Renaissance and Second Empire style in the entire district. In honor of such magnificence, and in celebration of the brand’s two decades in New York City, Patagonia has poured effort and attention into building an impeccable retail experience and space for community environmental activism at 72 Greene St. Read more about our new shop's features!

PATAGONIA DEBUTS THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED BASELAYER

PATAGONIA DEBUTS THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED BASELAYER

Patagonia today announced the breakthrough Merino Air Baselayer, a first-ever fusion of sustainably sourced wool and cutting-edge technology. Merino Air looks, feels and performs like nothing else on the market – it offers outstanding warmth, more breathability and better fit than conventional merino baselayers, while still maintaining the natural odor-fighting properties of wool.

We Need to Support Our Families – Endorsing the FAMILY Act

We Need to Support Our Families – Endorsing the FAMILY Act

We know from experience that doing the right thing by employees is a necessary element of doing business. I endorse the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) because workers in the United States should be able to take the time they need when serious family or medical needs arise – no matter where they live or where they work.

NuMat Technologies: Investing in the future of energy

NuMat Technologies: Investing in the future of energy

Most people think about energy consumption in terms of concrete usage – we use it to power things, run our cars and heat our homes. But what about the energy required for storage and distribution of…energy?