Patagonia Funds Environmental Groups Worldwide

Today we released our “Environmental & Social Initiatives 2014” book that details the steps we took over the last year toward becoming more environmentally and socially responsible. We are excited to highlight our growing support for grassroots environmental organizations around the world.  

WSJ: Companies Boost Startup Spending

Patagonia was mentioned in The Wall Street Journal article titled "Companies Boost Startup Spending" focusing on the growing trend of Venture Capital funds.

New Patagonia Ad: Best Weed in Town

New Patagonia Ad: Best Weed in Town

We'd like to call your attention to a new ad we're running for the next iteration of Patagonia’s plant-based Yulex wetsuit for Fall/Winter 2014 in select publications this fall.

The ad states: WE HAVE THE BEST WEED IN TOWN (and we’re giving it away)

NYT: At Patagonia, the Bottom Line Includes the Earth

Patagonia’s promotion of Yulex is the latest example of its unusual commitment to advancing sustainability, sometimes at the expense of its bottom line. It introduced organically grown cotton into its products in the 1990s, pushing ahead even though it lost customers and money on the transition. It has rejiggered its corporate structure so it can count success in factors that benefit the public, like helping the environment, rather than simply maximizing profit, without the fear of being sued by potential investors.

A New & Press Blog

We launched a brand new in the past week. In a few words, the new site provides our customers with a really beautiful, streamlined experience on any device – getting people closer to the sports they love and giving a more transparent look at the factories where their gear is made. Below, I’ve described a few more key features – definitely let me know if you’re interested in more information. Best thing to do is just give it a rip!



Ventura, Calif. (July 8, 2014) – Patagonia today launched the award-winning documentary film DamNation on iTunes and through several On Demand services. DamNation is a film odyssey that explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers.


Campaign Victory in Patagonia

In case you haven’t heard the news, I want to call your attention to a major, hard-won environmental victory yesterday, with the Chilean government's cancellation of environmental permits for the HidroAysén five-dam power project that threatened Patagonia's free-flowing Baker and Pascua Rivers. We congratulate the Chilean people for their victory. 

NYT Op-Ed: Tear Down Deadbeat Dams

Don't miss it! The New York Times published an op-ed by Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia founder and DamNation executive producer, calling for the removal of low value, high cost, "deadbeat dams." Read the piece here.

Watch the DamNation trailer, download the film on Vimeo and learn more about this growing movement by visiting  

The New York Times

The New York Times


Patagonia to be the first apparel manufacturer of its size to move entire down supply chain to non force-fed, non live- plucked Traceable Down starting with the Fall 2014 season.