The Cleanest Line

Month: October 2007

Call Today: Help Reform the Mining Law of 1872

Call Today: Help Reform the Mining Law of 1872

Oct 30, 2007 October 30, 2007

[Update: The bill was passed! Read the press release here.] Your help is needed to help bring needed change to mining regulations. On October 31, the entire House of Representatives will vote on the first real mining law reform in more than 10 years. Please call today! Tell… Read More

The Nature of the New World

The Nature of the New World

Oct 30, 2007 October 30, 2007

We recently received a request to post a list of Y.C.’s favorite books on The Cleanest Line. We’ll do our best to make that happen, but in the meantime there is one book Patagonia has been recommending since the launch of our Common Threads Garment Recycling program. The… Read More

If the shoe fits…

If the shoe fits…

Oct 29, 2007 October 29, 2007

Beset with questions by those intrepid customers willing to navigate the murky waters of on-line clothes shopping, our fearless colleague delves into the sometimes-frivolous and often-fickle forum of Fit. Keep an eye out for future Fit Posts. Have something in particular you want fit details on? Leave a comment or… Read More

Slowing Down for Savings

Slowing Down for Savings

Oct 26, 2007 October 26, 2007

You may have already taken a peek at our Footprint Chronicles. We launched it a couple of weeks ago and put an announcement up here on TCL. The Footprint Chronicles is a window of sorts. We’re hoping that through it, our customers… Read More

Product Testing – Baby Capilene

Product Testing – Baby Capilene

Oct 25, 2007 October 25, 2007

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our athletes and ambassadors are responsible for putting the latest designs and fabrics through the paces before we’ll add a new product to our lineup. But just because something reaches our shelves doesn’t mean testing is over. Once a new item… Read More

Peace and Go Wild

Peace and Go Wild

Oct 24, 2007 October 24, 2007

[Recent Patagonia employee Matt Hunt remembers a friend we lost on this weekend four years ago:] "Peace and Go Wild"  That is how Linnea always used to sign off her letters. Linnea Erickson started at the Reno Service Center in October of 2003, helping out with the holiday rush. Her… Read More

The Escape

The Escape

Oct 24, 2007 October 24, 2007

This story comes from Shawn Kelly, a friend of Patagonia who works for the California Coastal Conservancy’s Wetlands Recovery Project.  He is a husband, father of two boys and an avid fly-fisherman. The Escape The van climbs through the warm night, away from the sun-baked, Central Valley leaving behind… Read More

Chouinard and Brokaw Speak at Google Zeitgeist

Chouinard and Brokaw Speak at Google Zeitgeist

Oct 23, 2007 October 23, 2007

Tom Brokaw recently interviewed Patagonia owner Yvon Chouinard at Google’s Zeitgeist 2007 conference. The theme: Leading a Non-Virtual LifeTom Brokaw and Yvon Chouinard talk about being intentionally"un-networked" and leading a deliberately disconnected life. Both discuss why living off the grid is critical for a well-roundedexistence. Read More

The True Meaning of Radical

The True Meaning of Radical

Oct 22, 2007 October 22, 2007

Epic. That’s all I need to say about this episode of The Dirtbag Diaries. Fitz Cahall will tell you the rest: Forests, rivers, oceans and mountains – to some of us they’re like old friends, but how far would you go to save them? In this… Read More

Retail Stores: Capture a Patagoniac Photo Contest On Now

Retail Stores: Capture a Patagoniac Photo Contest On Now

Oct 22, 2007 October 22, 2007

Patagonia Retail Stores across the country are inviting you to submit a spirited photograph of yourself or a family member(s) that features Patagoniaclothing in use. Your fellow Patagonia customers will then vote for thephotograph that best embodies the Patagonia spirit. To enter, submit one 4" x 6" print… Read More

Motivation

Motivation

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 21, 2007 October 21, 2007

By Lynn Hill I was recently asked a series of questions on the topic of motivation. There are many ways to interpret the word, but by any definition, I don't think I lack it. What I lack most of all is time. I often have obligations that get in the… Read More

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