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PETA’s Wool Video [Updated]

PETA’s Wool Video [Updated]

By Patagonia   |   Aug 12, 2015 August 12, 2015

Update 8/17/15: Thank you to everyone who commented on this story. Your feedback is very important to us. Please see our follow-up post on this issue for the latest news. PETA has shown us video footage from within the Ovis 21 farm network that supplies merino… 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

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

Lowdown on Down

Lowdown on Down

By Patagonia   |   Apr 4, 2011 April 4, 2011

We’re proud of the down clothing we make. The quality (fill-power or insulation value) of the down is excellent and appropriate to end use, as are the shell fabrics. The designs are beautiful; down clothing of all kinds has become an important part of our… Read More

Wooly in Patagonia

Wooly in Patagonia

By Jim Little   |   Dec 19, 2012 December 19, 2012

We have some great benefits at Patagonia. But none is better than the opportunity to volunteer with environmental groups through our internship program. During my 15 years working as an editor here at our headquarters in Ventura, I’ve gotten to follow wild buffalo in West… Read More

Photo: Wendy Savage

Celebrate Wool Times

By Patagonia   |   Jun 14, 2018 June 14, 2018

In 2015, we made the conscious decision to put a pause on our wool sourcing “until we can assure our customers of a verifiable process that ensures the humane treatment of animals.” We are happy to have accomplished our goal and to update you that as of… Read More

TreeHugger Interview with Y.C.

TreeHugger Interview with Y.C.

Feb 25, 2008 February 25, 2008

The all-things green blog TreeHugger recently conducted a two-part phone interview with Patagonia owner/founder Yvon Chouinard. Topics include growing the company, Patgonia 100 years from now, transparency and the Footprint Chronicles, the myth of sustainability, our "Pata-gucci" reputation, politics, and quality vs. quantity. As usual, Y.C. doesn’t pull… Read More

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