The Cleanest Line

Month: September 2008

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Solar Cooking

Solar Cooking

Sep 15, 2008 September 15, 2008

The following post comes from author and urban homesteader, Erik Knutzen. I recently had the pleasure of working with Erik on a talk he gave at Patagonia Ventura about urban farming, vegetables, chickens, hooch, bicycles and cultural alchemy. I’m a big fan of backpacking sufferfests, which often… Read More

Polar Bears Swimming Amongst Melting Arctic Ice

Polar Bears Swimming Amongst Melting Arctic Ice

Sep 12, 2008 September 12, 2008

Professional photographer and Cleanest Line reader, The adventure started with a phone call last week from the World Wildife Fund – “Scott, can you be on Kodiak Island tonight for a flight to the Chukchi Sea?” Before I could think I answered, “Sure, what time?” Slowly I learned the details… Read More

I Remember

I Remember

Sep 11, 2008 September 11, 2008

I remember seeing the surreal images on my uncle’s television first thing in the morning, and trying to make sense of them on my way to work. I remember the eerie, empty feeling that pervaded the office that day, and canceling my flight to New York – it was scheduled… Read More

Surf Imagery at the Cardiff Store

Surf Imagery at the Cardiff Store

Sep 10, 2008 September 10, 2008

Surf stoke is such a positive feeling. It enriches our lives and makes us better people. Surf art has a way of rekindling the stoke when we’re not in the water — it transports us back to the ocean in our minds and hearts. The crew at Patagonia’s… Read More

Product Testing: Angel’s Landing in a Monsoon

Product Testing: Angel’s Landing in a Monsoon

Sep 9, 2008 September 9, 2008

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… Read More

LIVE: A Music and Surfing Experience

LIVE: A Music and Surfing Experience

Sep 8, 2008 September 8, 2008

Patagonia ambassador Mary Osborne sends word about the premiere of Live: A Music and Surfing Experience, a new surf film by David Parsa. From Mary, "It’s a killer movie about surfing and music from the ’50s to the present." Surfing Magazine says of the… Read More

The Shorts: The Simple Joy of Moving Upward

The Shorts: The Simple Joy of Moving Upward

Sep 5, 2008 September 5, 2008

After hitting the road to enjoy the summer weather and record some future stories, Dirtbag Diaries host Fitz Cahall is back with another podcast to start your weekend off right. Today's listener-submitted Shorts episode is voiced by Craig DeMartino. From Fitz: If you plan on calling Craig… Read More

Could You Go Naked in the Woods?

Could You Go Naked in the Woods?

Sep 4, 2008 September 4, 2008

That’s the question tacitly posed by a recent release from the fine folks at Perseus Books, “Naked in the Woods: Joseph Knowles and the Legacy of Frontier Fakery,” by Jim Motavalli. In it, environmental author and journalist Motavalli details the life and times of… Read More

Patagonia Environmental Initiatives Booklet

Patagonia Environmental Initiatives Booklet

Sep 2, 2008 September 2, 2008

Hope everybody out there had a good Labor Day weekend. As we ease back into the work week I’d like to talk about one of the things that makes laboring for Patagonia so rewarding. Every year we publish a booklet highlighting the environmental work we’ve done as a… Read More

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