The Cleanest Line

Month: April 2007

Who’s That Sitting Next to You?

Who’s That Sitting Next to You?

Apr 30, 2007 April 30, 2007

Ray King, the manager of our Santa Cruz outlet store, sent us his take on the 2007 Surf Kayak Festival held at Steamer Lane, where Patagonia’s director of direct marketing, Morlee Griswold, took first place in the women’s international division. Generally speaking, if it’s… Read More

My Carpool

My Carpool

Apr 27, 2007 April 27, 2007

The days are gone when I would cruise solo to work, blasting the music, surfboard on the roof, checking all the breaks along the way. Now with two small children in tow, I carpool down the 101 with another mom to the Patagonia headquarters in Ventura. We travel… Read More

Journey to a Prehistoric Reef

Journey to a Prehistoric Reef

Apr 26, 2007 April 26, 2007

There are few pristine places left in the ocean, and our understanding of what is natural has shifted dramatically over time. But in the Line Islands there is an atoll where the corals are healthy and sharks are king. Last month, in support of our Oceans as Wilderness… Read More

Where Our Wool Comes From

Where Our Wool Comes From

Apr 24, 2007 April 24, 2007

The following report is brought to us by Ken Larussa, from our Reno Distribution Center, home of Patagonia’s Customer Service.  If you’re a long-time customer, chances are good you’ve spoken to Ken at least once.  After hearing about Ken’s trip and seeing his pictures, we’re lucky he came back. Wool. Read More

Taking Inventory

Taking Inventory

Apr 24, 2007 April 24, 2007

A quick note from our coworkers in Reno: The distribution center will be closed April 24 – May 1 for inventory. No orders will be shipped during that time. We apologize for the inconvenience. Patagonia Retail Stores are open and ready to help during this time — most can… Read More

California No Drive Day This Sunday

California No Drive Day This Sunday

Apr 23, 2007 April 23, 2007

Nora Gallagher, our Environmental Editor, just sent word about a simple day of action we can all participate in this Sunday, not just Californians. The embedded video will also appear on Current TV. A few months ago, I was talking to my friend Judy in Carpinteria,… Read More

Every Day is Earth Day

Every Day is Earth Day

Apr 22, 2007 April 22, 2007

Thank you for all you do on behalf of our beautiful home. Smell the flowers, hug a tree, thank a bee and enjoy this special Earth Day episode of the Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot. Listen to "Songs and tunes for the Earth, about the Earth and… Read More

Get Some Ed in Yer Head

Get Some Ed in Yer Head

Apr 20, 2007 April 20, 2007

Need a soundtrack for your Earth Day celebrations?  Thought so. Grassroots radio maestro extraordinaire Don Darue has been "servin’ ’em up covered and smothered" for purt-near 20 years on the homegrown radio show The Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot. One of Dondo’s specialties is the Annual… Read More

Where Is He Wearing?

Where Is He Wearing?

Apr 19, 2007 April 19, 2007

Another great contribution from a former employee of one of our many Independent Patagonia Dealers. The Cleanest Line Crew, Patagonia is about getting to the source. The source of where materials come from. The outdoors, the source of the passion and commitment by the enthusiasts that Patagonia’s… Read More

Next Generation Patagoniac

Next Generation Patagoniac

Apr 18, 2007 April 18, 2007

So much of what we do stems from the desire to improve the world for the next generation. And here at Pat. HQ we’re constantly reminded of that responsibility by the kids we see playing at our onsite daycare center. Patagonia customer Chris Stelter makes us optimistic for the future… Read More

“…they’re old and we’re young”

“…they’re old and we’re young”

Apr 17, 2007 April 17, 2007

C’est vrai, Pierre! PCR – 1993 100% Organic Cotton – 1996 yada, yada, yada Seriously though, check out this great interview with the CEO of Etnies.  Many of you may remember Etnies as being the first company to offer a sneaker contract,… Read More

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