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Creating Climate-Beneficial Fiber Systems

By Rebecca Burgess   |   May 3, 2016 May 3, 2016

How can we solve the climate crisis? The answer may exist beneath our feet, in the soil. Carbon is a finite resource that moves through soils, oceans, food, fibers and the atmosphere—and ancient carbon is fossilized in Earth’s core. There is no more carbon entering or leaving Earth—we are simply… 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

Product Testing – New R1 & R2 at the top of Colorado

Product Testing – New R1 & R2 at the top of Colorado

By Old School   |   Dec 13, 2010 December 13, 2010

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our Athletes & 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… Read More

Photo: Donnie Hedden

Harvesting Liberty: A short film about growing hemp in the USA

By Dan Malloy & Jill Dumain   |   May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016

TAKE ACTION! Ask Congress to pass the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, allowing American farmers to freely grow this commercially and environmentally important crop. Sign the petition at Change.org Industrial hemp is a crop that has the potential to lower the environmental impacts of textile production, empower small-scale farmers… Read More

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

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