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An Update on Microfiber Pollution

By Patagonia   |   Feb 3, 2017 February 3, 2017

In June 2016, we provided a comprehensive update on Patagonia’s work to investigate the emerging issue of ocean pollution from tiny fibers, which often originate from synthetic textiles (such as nylon, acrylic or polyester) that are used in products available to consumers around the world. Research… Read More

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

Our DWR Problem

Our DWR Problem

By Patagonia   |   Mar 6, 2015 March 6, 2015

Please refer to the updated version of this post for the most recent information about Patagonia’s work to improve chemical safety in our supply chain. Patagonia—as well as other high-quality outdoor outerwear suppliers—for years relied on a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) of a certain chemistry (described below) to… Read More

Our DWR Problem [Updated]

Our DWR Problem [Updated]

By Patagonia   |   Sep 8, 2015 September 8, 2015

Update: The majority of this post first appeared on March 6, 2015. It was updated on September 8, 2015 and has been updated again on July 15, 2016 with the most recent information about Patagonia’s work to improve chemical safety in our supply chain. Patagonia—as well as other… Read More

Photo: Tim Davis

Patagonia’s Factory List

By Patagonia   |   Jul 8, 2008 July 8, 2008

If you visit the Leading the Examined Life section of Patagonia.com, you’ll notice we recently published the list of contract factories that cut and sew Patagonia product. This action got me thinking about our mission statement – “Make the best product,… Read More

Photo: Tim Davis

Fair Trade: The First Step

By Rose Marcario, CEO   |   Oct 10, 2016 October 10, 2016

You may be familiar with the “Fair Trade Certified” symbol and its assurance that some of the money spent on a bag of coffee or bar of chocolate goes directly to its producers and stays in their community. Patagonia, in partnership with Fair Trade USA, now makes clothes… Read More

The US recycling collection rate for plastic bottles is less than 30 percent. These bottles are among the lucky few that made it to a recycling facility to be melted down and turned into recycled polyester gear. This fall season, 69% of Patagonia’s line, by weight, will be derived from recycled materials. Photo: Lloyd Belcher

What We’re Doing About Our Plastic Problem

By Patagonia   |   Jun 13, 2019 June 13, 2019

Our home planet has a deeply disturbing and pervasive problem with plastics. In April, a group of researchers studying the deepest part of the ocean—the Mariana Trench—discovered plastic bags and candy wrappers floating nearly seven miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. Globally, about 450 million metric tons of plastic are produced every… Read More

Our Wool Restart

Our Wool Restart

By Patagonia   |   Jul 26, 2016 July 26, 2016

Note: As of March 2017, Red Pine Land and Livestock is not a Patagonia supplier and their wool is not in our products. Over the past 10 months, we have been working diligently to develop a new wool supply chain that reflects high, and verifiable, standards for both animal welfare and… Read More

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