The Cleanest Line

Month: December 2007

Peace on Earth from Patagonia

Peace on Earth from Patagonia

Dec 25, 2007 December 25, 2007

Happy holidays to you and yours from Patagonia Ventura (pictured), Reno, Japan, Europe and all of our Retail Stores. Thank you to all of our customers, partners, friends and families for your honest feedback, passionate activism and continued support. We’ll see you 2008. Read More

Remembering Kenny

Remembering Kenny

Dec 17, 2007 December 17, 2007

We are deeply saddened to report that our good friend and longtime Patagonia colleague Kenny Harbaugh passed away last week while backcountry touring in British Columbia. Ken was on an inspiration trip with some of our ski ambassadors and members of the snow sports design/development team.  It’s impossible to… Read More

From the Ashes

From the Ashes

Dec 17, 2007 December 17, 2007

Our friends at Alpinist Magazine are still recovering from a warehouse fire that destroyed all of their inventory — back issues, hats, shirts, water bottles, stickers, coffee mugs. Thankfully it didn’t affect their offices, and subscriptions are continuing without interruption. More details about the fire can be found… Read More

Climate Talks in Bali

Climate Talks in Bali

Dec 13, 2007 December 13, 2007

For those who haven’t been paying attention to the ongoing climatetalks on the island of Bali, Indonesia, representatives from the US,Japan and a few other countries have been dragging theirfeet again in negotiations on a sucessor to the Kyoto Protocol when itexpires in 2012. Right now they’re refusing to sign… Read More

“Patagonia Saves My Hide”

“Patagonia Saves My Hide”

Dec 13, 2007 December 13, 2007

That was the title of the e-mail we received in our Customer Service mailbox. It was from a young man who’d recently put our goods to the test in ways our testers rarely do. With his permission, we have reprinted his e-mail here. _______________________________________________________ Subject: RE: Patagonia Saves My Hide… Read More

Making Snow While the Sun Shines

Making Snow While the Sun Shines

Dec 12, 2007 December 12, 2007

Thanksgiving weekend was not a holiday my Canadian family would miss me for. So having grown up skiing in the hills of Northern British Columbia, and currently living in Southern California it was time to find snow! A friend of mine and I planned on Utah – I… Read More

Ski Report from Patagonia Europe

Ski Report from Patagonia Europe

Dec 11, 2007 December 11, 2007

Yannick Clévy of our IT dept. at Patagonia Europe’s offices in Annecy, France just wrote in with this report about the early season conditions they’re seeing across the Atlantic. Regular readers might remember Yannick as the French-speaking, cliff-dropping, steeps schralping author of the earlier "dawn patrol" post Climbing… Read More

Seeking Applicants for Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council

Seeking Applicants for Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council

Dec 10, 2007 December 10, 2007

Our friends at the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) Advisory Council are seeking new applicants. The advisory council plays a vital function in the operation of CINMS, which has been a leader among the National Marine Sanctuaries in addressing environmental issues. NOAA’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary… Read More

A Lifeline Home

A Lifeline Home

Dec 7, 2007 December 7, 2007

Amidst the hell of war, Fitz Cahall has discovered a story that will warm your heart: There was nothing exceptional about how Ryan Utz and Micah Helser became friends. After nodding at each other in the office hallways for weeks, they happened to discover that they shared an interest in… Read More

Fish-Phone. It’s Got A Nice Ring to It.

Fish-Phone. It’s Got A Nice Ring to It.

Dec 6, 2007 December 6, 2007

You might not be organic, sustainable, fair trade, or free range, but you try to make sure your shopping is. When it comes to fish, you know it’s a healthy choice, but are also aware of the impact of industrial fishing practices. Perhaps you’re even aware of Blue… Read More

What is Your Surf Spot Worth?

What is Your Surf Spot Worth?

Dec 4, 2007 December 4, 2007

The surf’s up in Ventura today and even though surface conditions were not perfect this morning, there’s definitely a buzz around the office. If you paddle out today, consider taking part in the following survey after your session. Thanks to Patagoniac Chad Nelsen for this submission: Researchers at… Read More

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