The Cleanest Line The Cleanest Line

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One row at a time, a specialized tractor harvests the tough fibrous stalk of hemp plants. The tractor blades flip the hemp and cut it down 5 inches off the ground. This creates a layer of air underneath that helps the hemp stock dry naturally. This is the first of many steps in the process to usable fiber. Photo: Lloyd Belcher
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What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name?

Dec 3, 2007 December 3, 2007

W’s Tosh Crew Neck Sweater.  W’s Wailer Skirt.  W’s Trench Town Hoody Jacket/Pants. Do the names of those products prompt anything to come to mind for you?  As a long time fan of reggae music and particularly, the collective and individual members of The Wailers, I… Read More

Unsustainably Organic

Unsustainably Organic

Aug 9, 2007 August 9, 2007

I made a big mistake. It involves garlic. Buying organic is good, right? I tend to think so, especially when my guilt-free organic garlic is now only $0.25 more expensive than its non-certified shelf-mates over at the local eco-chic shop n’ strut. I’m a sucker for getting my values… Read More

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Vote the Environment

Vote the Environment

By Yvon Chouinard   |   Oct 29, 2010 October 29, 2010

From our boss, a note about voting. [Yvon Chouinard. Photo: Bill Klyn] My friend Tom Brokaw recently wrote an op-ed about an issue gone missing in this election — the war, the two wars, we’ve been involved in for the past decade, that so far… Read More

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The Abbiest Place on Earth

By Laura Winberry   |   Jun 13, 2017 June 13, 2017

I can’t help but say or think or feel it: this is Abbey Land. Despite the various crusts that have formed over the years since Abbey was alive and well in the Moab area, this is still his place. Of course, it is the earth first, shifting and sliding and… Read More

Stew-Pot Protest at Patagonia Headquarters for a Patagonia Without Dams – Take Action Today [Updated]

Stew-Pot Protest at Patagonia Headquarters for a Patagonia Without Dams – Take Action Today [Updated]

By Jim Little   |   May 20, 2011 May 20, 2011

We came armed with double boilers, frying pans and casserole pots. Banging on cookware in noisy opposition to the proposed construction of five mega-dams in Chile’s wild Aysén region, about 500 employees from Patagonia’s worldwide operations joined the wave of worldwide protests against the proposed industrialization of… Read More

Up with Down

Up with Down

Apr 23, 2008 April 23, 2008

Because the best down comes from mature geese and because the Eastern Europeans prefer older and larger geese, the best down tends to come from Eastern Europe. The down is harvested and then separated into different grades depending on the quality of down. Hit the jump for more… Read More

[Sunrise on the Blackfoot River. Photo: © Jeremiah Watt]

Phosphate Mining: Sealing Southern Idaho’s Fate?

By Jeremiah Watt   |   Feb 15, 2011 February 15, 2011

Flipping through travel planners and vacation ads, southeast Idaho sounds much like the glorious west of old. A wild untarnished space, home to elk, moose, deer, and many other species of wildlife, with hundreds of miles of rivers and creeks, all bursting with wild native trout. It is. Or… Read More

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Geography Lessons

By Lisa Richardson   |   Feb 1, 2017 February 1, 2017

One Christmas, my brother gifted me a copy of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. I hate those kind of books. He and his girlfriend could both name-drop dozens of the tick-listed destinations, but I was mostly perplexed. What did you do there? Came, saw, conquered—never to look back. Read More

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