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A Lifeline Home

A Lifeline Home

Dec 7, 2007 December 7, 2007

Amidst the hell of war, Fitz Cahall has discovered a story that will warm your heart: There was nothing exceptional about how Ryan Utz and Micah Helser became friends. After nodding at each other in the office hallways for weeks, they happened to discover that they shared an interest… Read More

The Nature of the New World

The Nature of the New World

Oct 30, 2007 October 30, 2007

We recently received a request to post a list of Y.C.’s favorite books on The Cleanest Line. We’ll do our best to make that happen, but in the meantime there is one book Patagonia has been recommending since the launch of our Common Threads Garment Recycling program. The… 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

Innard Mongolia

Innard Mongolia

Oct 1, 2007 October 1, 2007

We received a note the other day in our e-mail box. Our kind correspondent had a simple request: more Field Reports, more stories of dirtbags doing their thing. So here's a little story from the archives. This one's for you, Kelly: Perhaps it was the ten-hour trip off-roading… Read More

Heads up for Bears

Heads up for Bears

Aug 21, 2007 August 21, 2007

It’s not often that a person feels a small thrill at the sight of a pile of poo.  But when ol’ Smokeythrice leaves his calling card in the form of ursine spoor deposited within a short radius of the office, it’s time to take notice.  Rumors of bears coming down… Read More

Keeping the Commuting Spirit Alive

Keeping the Commuting Spirit Alive

Jun 6, 2007 June 6, 2007

They say it takes about 30 days to form a new habit. It’s been about 30 days since we got rollingwith our Bike to Work Week festivities, so it’s time to check in: How y’all doing with that new habit of rolling through the sunny summer mornings on your way… Read More

Get Some Ed in Yer Head

Get Some Ed in Yer Head

Apr 20, 2007 April 20, 2007

Need a soundtrack for your Earth Day celebrations?  Thought so. Grassroots radio maestro extraordinaire Don Darue has been "servin’ ’em up covered and smothered" for purt-near 20 years on the homegrown radio show The Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot. One of Dondo’s specialties is the Annual… Read More

Money Shot

Money Shot

Mar 22, 2007 March 22, 2007

Man oh man, look who made the cover of FORTUNE Magazine. Keep an eye out for the April 2 issue at a newsstand near you, or save a tree and read the article online. [With thanks to CNNMoney.com, FORTUNE and author… Read More

Make Blog Not War

Make Blog Not War

Feb 3, 2007 February 3, 2007

On behalf of Patagoniacs everywhere, we dedicate The Cleanest Line to YC and Malinda. Thanks for everything. Patagonia holiday party 2005. Photo: Dave Kanarek… Read More