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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

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

Ray Anderson 1934-2011

Ray Anderson 1934-2011

By Paul Hawken   |   Aug 29, 2011 August 29, 2011

Patagonia’s friend Ray Anderson, the visionary founder and chairman of Interface, died last week at the age of 77. Ray was an intelligent, soft-spoken entrepreneur, engineer, and businessman who, on reading Paul Hawken's Ecology of Commerce in 1994 called it a “spear into… Read More

[Photo: Yvon Chouinard screengrab from The Simplest Solution and 180° South.]

On Tumplines

By Yvon Chouinard   |   Aug 22, 2011 August 22, 2011

Today’s post – about one of the simplest pieces of gear we’ve ever made – comes from Patagonia’s founder, Yvon Chouinard. It originally appeared in the 1980 Chouinard Equipment Catalog.  When I was at a ski show recently, walking by the booth of one of the largest pack manufacturers,… Read More

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