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Growing Organic Fibers

Growing Organic Fibers

Nov 23, 2009 November 23, 2009

As a founding member of Organic Exchange (OE), a nonprofit dedicated to expanding the production and use of organically grown fibers, Patagonia recently attended their annual conference and board meeting in Seattle. At the meeting, OE members – which include companies like Nike, GAP, Nordstrom,… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: The New Conservationists

Dirtbag Diaries: The New Conservationists

Oct 28, 2009 October 28, 2009

After attending the Tools for Grassroots Activists conference earlier this month, I'm particularly fired up to hear today's Dirtbag Diaries. Host Fitz Cahall introduces "The New Conservationists." Our sports, our passions provide a special opportunity to visit thenatural world's wildest places. This tradition began with… Read More

Is 2009 the Year for Industrial Hemp?

Is 2009 the Year for Industrial Hemp?

Apr 20, 2009 April 20, 2009

Back when we were just budding bloggers I wrote a post about the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2007. Unfortunately, the bill never made it to vote, but that was two years ago when things were a lot different. Now it's time to try again. Earlier… Read More

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN – Industry reps fear organic garden

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN – Industry reps fear organic garden

By Patagonia   |   Apr 13, 2009 April 13, 2009

The industry in question is the agroindustrial genetically manipulated monocrop chemicalification conglomerate. It’s a mouthful, which is why folks in this business like to refer to themselves as representatives of “conventional agriculture,” companies like Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences and DuPont Crop Protection. Let’s leave aside for a moment the fact that… Read More

Sunshine, Bug Bites and Sweat

Sunshine, Bug Bites and Sweat

By Jim Little   |   Nov 6, 2008 November 6, 2008

Today’s post is about an environmental internship at Chicago’s Resource Center-City Farm. It comes from Dylan Reynolds, one of the staff at our Chicago store who took part in one of Patagonia’s coolest programs. Jenny Demitrio and Ron Hunter took the photos. __________________________________________________________ The… Read More

Why Can’t It Just Be ‘Milk’?

Why Can’t It Just Be ‘Milk’?

By localcrew   |   Jul 24, 2008 July 24, 2008

Wholesome. It’s one of the first words that comes to mind when someone says “milk.” What about milk isn’t wholesome? It is a basic product of mammalian life that–when delivered from mother to offspring–is unassailably pure. It is so fundamental and unadulterated that its nature and constitution are seldom… Read More

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