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Got Your Difference Right Here

Got Your Difference Right Here

Jan 15, 2008 January 15, 2008

We ran a post a little while back featuring a video clip of one of our U.S. representatives ripping apart the then-pending energy bill (Keeping Alternative Transp. on the Radar). His comments took aim at the line of the bill that sought to set aside $1 million… Read More

Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference

Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference

Oct 12, 2009 October 12, 2009

Every other year, Patagonia hosts what it calls a “Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference.” The conference originates in Patagonia’s desire to do more than write checks to environmental organizations. It’s something between a tribal gathering and a business seminar. The ways in which activists confront and publicize… 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

Chouinard and Brokaw Speak at Google Zeitgeist

Chouinard and Brokaw Speak at Google Zeitgeist

Oct 23, 2007 October 23, 2007

Tom Brokaw recently interviewed Patagonia owner Yvon Chouinard at Google’s Zeitgeist 2007 conference. The theme: Leading a Non-Virtual LifeTom Brokaw and Yvon Chouinard talk about being intentionally"un-networked" and leading a deliberately disconnected life. Both discuss why living off the grid is critical for a well-roundedexistence. Read More

Photo: Jeff Foott

Man Gives U.S. Wild Utah for Christmas

By localcrew   |   Jan 5, 2009 January 5, 2009

Idealists are frequently told that “hope” is not a strategy. Perhaps not, but it breeds inspiration, and inspiration is nothing if not the mother of the marvelous. And hope and inspiration together . . . Why, don’t they create the foundation upon which all great strategies are formed? On… Read More

Photo: Holger Bisman collection

One Man’s Road to Patagonia

By greenewsurfer   |   Mar 22, 2010 March 22, 2010

Most of our employees have interesting stories to tell, but few have spent 15 months in an East German jail after abandoning a plan to somersault the Berlin Wall from a trampoline before trying to escape the country on foot. Holger Bismann, managing director of Patagonia Europe, was generous enough… Read More

Photo courtesy The Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot.

Dear Winter, Please Show Up

By localcrew   |   Dec 8, 2008 December 8, 2008

Just about a month ago, a gentleman named Carson Bennett made this simple statement: “I’m snow hungry.” Patagonia Dealer Services Mgr. Gregor Finke enjoying some of last year’s local treats. The pronouncement opened his essay for the online mountain-news source In his essay, Mr. Bennett… Read More