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.
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 has promoted longtime Patagonia territory sales manager, Sven Shiers, to Eastern Regional Sales Manager. In his new position, Shiers will be managing eight sales representatives.
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!
The Yuba Salmon Partnership Initiative shared a plan that would create the first “trap and haul” program of its kind in California. Trap and haul involves capturing fish, putting them in trucks and moving them up or down rivers around obstacles such as dams.
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.
Patagonia released #FreeTheSnake, a short film from the producers of DamNation that looks at the effects of four dams on the lower Snake River. Featuring previously unseen footage, Free the Snake envisions a future that works for farmers, fishermen, tribes, salmon and the natural world
I am writing to introduce myself as Patagonia’s new PR and Communications Manager. I’ll be focused on stories about Patagonia’s great products, the people behind those products, our incredible ambassadors and other sports and lifestyle related pieces.
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.
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?
Patagonia opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and Fast Track approval. We stand to gain financially from TPP and the potential duty relief on products made within the region, but the minor potential gains are not worth the social and environmental costs.
Ventura, Calif. (June, 8, 2015) – In the wake of a devastating oil spill near Santa Barbara on May 19, Patagonia is calling on its customers in California to support an urgent bill currently before the state legislature that would close a loophole in the California Coastal Sanctuary Act and prevent more offshore drilling.
We want to share a important piece of news. In 2011, we quite frankly discovered modern slavery in our supply chain. It turns out, this is an issue plaguing manufacturers of all kinds in many industries, and for Patagonia, it became an urgent priority to fix it.
In a blog post released on June 3,2015, we describe our journey to implement standards that will prevent migrant factory workers in our supply chain from facing impossible financial burdens and make things right for those that have. And perhaps most importantly, we’ve released our standard publicly for any company to take a look at, crib from, and implement throughout their own operations.
Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario today announced the hiring of Dean Carter to join Patagonia’s leadership team as Vice President for Human Resources and Shared Services.
Today, Patagonia releases Defined By The Line, a film about climber Josh Ewing and his story of converting his passion for climbing into a passion for protecting the public lands of Southeastern Utah known as Bears Ears. Bears Ears contains landscapes vital for climbers – as well as more than 12,000 years of human history and sacred Native American traditions now facing destruction in the face of aggressive oil and gas development, looting of archaeological sites, and un-managed off-road vehicle use.
“The New Localism recognizes we can no longer pass through remote, wild places and trust they will remain that way,” said Hans Cole, Patagonia Environmental Advocacy and Campaigns Manager. “Patagonia is bringing our resources to bear on threats to our planet, far and wide, by telling stories of athletes and activists who remind us we’re all locals living in a global world and we all have a chance to make a difference.
Patagonia today is excited to announce the global release of The Fisherman’s Son, a new 30-minute film chronicling Ramón Navarro’s rise to the top of the big wave surfing world and his growing voice as an environmental activist.
Some new (and not so new) faces joined our Snow Ambassador program this winter. Please join us in officially welcoming these three skiers to our little family: Eliel Hindert, Zahan Billimoria and Leah Evans.