The Cleanest Line

Month: February 2007

While We’re Talking About Awards

While We’re Talking About Awards

Feb 28, 2007 February 28, 2007

Last week, we recommended Eric Blehm’s book The Last Season and mentioned that he was up for Barnes and Noble’s Discover New Writers Award. Turns out Eric won the award for nonfiction. Congratulations Eric! It’s nice to see the old red carpet getting a workout today. Read More

Environmental Sustainability Award from CRO

Environmental Sustainability Award from CRO

Feb 28, 2007 February 28, 2007

Can’t say I’ve ever heard of the CRO (Corporate Responsibility Officer), but they have graciously awarded Patagonia a 2006 Business Ethics Award. We won’t bore you with a long acceptance speech, but we’re grateful for the recognition. Thanks CRO! Business Ethics 18th Annual Awards [via Jackson… Read More

Legalize It Already

Legalize It Already

Feb 27, 2007 February 27, 2007

The fight to grow hemp domestically continues with the introduction of H.R. 1009, the "Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2007." Patagonia has been making hemp clothing for years and we would love to see American farmers get the opportunity to grow the wondrous weed once again. Unfortunately, progress to… Read More

We’ve Been Proven Wrong

We’ve Been Proven Wrong

By Patagonia   |   Feb 26, 2007 February 26, 2007

Our challenge from the Spring 2006 catalog has been answered. Becca from Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City proved us wrong by climbing Sundance (5.10a) in her Morning Glory Dress. You rock Becca! This really made our day. When your travels take you to the Lake Tahoe… Read More

Hierarchy of Environmentalism

Hierarchy of Environmentalism

Feb 25, 2007 February 25, 2007

I was driving along the P.C.H. looking for an empty peak when I happened upon a surfer catching a lumpy right. I pulled over to see if there was anything consistent rolling through when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw it. A man stepped out of the van parked in front of me, looked around, and tossed his kitchen sized bag of garbage into the rocks. As I processed what I had just witnessed, his compatriot climbed out of the driver's seat. Dirty rag in hand, the man started walking towards the rocks, while making a series of "any witnesses around" glances over his shoulder. Read More

Tompkins a CIA Operative? I Don’t Think So

Tompkins a CIA Operative? I Don’t Think So

Feb 24, 2007 February 24, 2007

Doug Tompkins is coming under fire once again in Argentina for his efforts to protect the environment. As most of you know, Doug and his wife, Kris Tomkins (former CEO of Patagonia), are buying large pieces of undeveloped land in Argentina and Chile in hopes of preserving the wild landscapes… Read More

Workin’ For The Weekend

Workin’ For The Weekend

Feb 23, 2007 February 23, 2007

"The time is five o’clock, and I aaaaaaam outta here!" Everyday, all the little worker bees at Patagonia HQ eagerly await those sweet words from our frisbee-freak receptionist Chipper Bro, but never more so than on Friday afternoon. Some folks bust out their aloha shirts… Read More

Step It Up on April 14

Step It Up on April 14

Feb 22, 2007 February 22, 2007

A Letter From Bill McKibben Dear Friends— This is an invitation to help start a movement—to take one spring day and use it to reshape the future. Those of us who know that climate change is the greatest threat civilization now faces have science on our side;… Read More

Recommended Reading: The Last Season

Recommended Reading: The Last Season

Feb 21, 2007 February 21, 2007

Author Eric Blehm is a longtime friend and field-report contributor of ours. His latest book, The Last Season, has just been released as a paperback version with a new cover and 16 new pages of text/photos, including an interview with the author, a tribute to mountaineer Patty Ramber, and… Read More

Make Blog Not War

Make Blog Not War

Feb 3, 2007 February 3, 2007

On behalf of Patagoniacs everywhere, we dedicate The Cleanest Line to YC and Malinda. Thanks for everything. Patagonia holiday party 2005. Photo: Dave Kanarek… Read More