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Patagonia Clothing: Made Where? How? Why?

Patagonia Clothing: Made Where? How? Why?

By Enviro editor   |   Apr 9, 2012 April 9, 2012

About once a week, one of our stores or our customer service receives a question about the manufacturing of Patagonia clothing: Where do you make your clothes? Are they made in China? Why? Why don’t make you make them here in the United States? What are the conditions inside your… Read More

Stand Up for Your Favorite

Stand Up for Your Favorite

By localcrew   |   Sep 10, 2007 September 10, 2007

We’ve been having a conversation here at Patagonia of late; one that comes up often. The conversation is about some of our classic designs, time-tested pieces, old favorites. Some of the questions tossed out there: What do we do with those “classics”? Where have they gone?… Read More

Product Testing – MLC and Overhead Shed

Product Testing – MLC and Overhead Shed

May 10, 2007 May 10, 2007

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our athletes and ambassadors are responsible for putting the latest designs and fabrics through the paces before we’ll add a new product to our lineup. But just because something reaches our shelves doesn’t mean testing is over. Once a new item… Read More

Fit of the Fall 2007 Line

Fit of the Fall 2007 Line

Feb 26, 2008 February 26, 2008

We’re always trying to make sure Patagonia Quality is the best it can be. Sometimes we accomplish this, and sometimes we don’t.  It’s not always easy to admit when you’ve let something slip; but a relentless stream of customer feedback and product returns helps turn our attention to those… Read More

From the Trenches – Why don’t you carry larger data-lazy-sizes?

From the Trenches – Why don’t you carry larger sizes?

Jun 4, 2008 June 4, 2008

Our Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) are our front line of communication with Patagonia fanatics far and wide. The crew here at our Call Center in Reno, NV are at it seven days a week, taking orders, helping with returns, and most importantly, answering the astonishing… Read More

Thoughts on the S08 Line

Thoughts on the S08 Line

Mar 25, 2008 March 25, 2008

Thank you all for your insight on the Fit of our F07 line. As the dust settles from the Fall 07 Sale, we’re getting started with Spring 2008 offering (you can see the new S08 offering at Patagonia.com). Indeed, it’s an exciting time; this is when… Read More

The Lowdown on Down: An Update

The Lowdown on Down: An Update

Dec 5, 2011 December 5, 2011

In April 2011, we posted here a report on problems we’ve experienced sourcing down for our down clothing. As we mentioned, quality is not the problem. We’re proud of the down clothing we make. The designs are simple and beautiful, the fabrics are strong and… Read More

Scraps to Shoes – The DIY

Scraps to Shoes – The DIY

Mar 14, 2007 March 14, 2007

If you’ve spent any time browsing our new Footwear line you probably came across a funky little number called the DIY. Do It Yourself shoes are part craft project, part recycling effort and part moccasin for the masses. They’re made from leather scraps left on the floor of our… Read More

Photo: Old School

From the PCT to MVTR

By Old School   |   Jul 16, 2008 July 16, 2008

In 1974 a friend and I celebrated our high school graduation by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. Of course we weren’t suspect of our gear at the time, but looking back I can’t believe how much of it was really ill-suited for the job. Read More

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