The Cleanest Line The Cleanest Line

“An illustrator becomes an artist when he can convey his message with fewer brush strokes.” Read More

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Great Lakes, Bad Lines

By Paul Hendricks   |   Aug 30, 2016 August 30, 2016

“Winds out of the southwest at 20 miles per hour with gusts up to 30. Waves 3-5 feet building throughout the day.” We sat around the table in our cabin, a.k.a. Camp Flapjack, on the southern shore of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, listening to NOAA’s weather forecast for the next morning. Read More

Photo: Chris Gaggia

Lessons from a Simple Fly

By Yvon Chouinard   |   Aug 25, 2016 August 25, 2016

In the various outdoor pursuits and crafts that I’ve been involved in—from mountaineering and whitewater kayaking to spear fishing and tool making—the progression from novice to master has always been a journey from the complex to the simple. An illustrator becomes an artist when he can convey his message with… Read More

Photo: Kyle Sparks

Why Should Employers Care About Families?

By Rose Marcario   |   Aug 17, 2016 August 17, 2016

The poet Maya Angelou said, “When you know better, you do better.” But despite everything we know about the tangible and intangible benefits of taking care of our working families, collectively, we American business leaders provide paid family leave to just 11 percent of U.S. workers. Up to 35 percent of working… Read More

Photo: Fred Beckey Collection

Following Fred

By Colin Haley   |   Aug 15, 2016 August 15, 2016

I met Fred Beckey for the first time during a dinner party at the house of another Seattle-based alpinist Alex Bertulis. Since I was only two at the time, all I have are my mom’s impressions of Fred: “He wasn’t very social and left the room early to go look… Read More

Photo: Jeremy Cherson

Tools for Dismantling Pipelines

By Jeremy Cherson   |   Aug 23, 2016 August 23, 2016

A few months ago, I attended the book launch of Patagonia’s Tools for Grassroots Activists at Patagonia SoHo in New York City. The book launch fired me up and primed me to dig into the tools of the book to find out how they could help… Read More

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Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Start Saying Yes

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Start Saying Yes

By Fitz Cahall   |   Aug 12, 2016 August 12, 2016

“Over two weeks I went from pretty ‘fine’—I have to say ‘fine’ with air quotes and an eye roll, because it’s that kind of fine—so, I went from ‘fine’ to ‘I’m out!’ I just needed a life restart,” says Katie Crafts. For her thirtieth birthday, Katie gave herself… Read More

Photo: Fred Beckey Archive

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

By Dave O’Leske   |   Aug 9, 2016 August 9, 2016

This all began when I decided to hand-write a letter that I figured would never be read. I definitely did not expect it to be answered. First, I had to find the address of a man I wasn’t even sure had one. I’ve always been intrigued by the pioneers of… Read More

Artwork: Peter McBride

On the (Unbroken) Road

By Stephen Jones   |   Aug 5, 2016 August 5, 2016

Today, we’re pleased to share our latest short film, Unbroken Ground, directed by Chris Malloy (180° South) and presented by Patagonia Provisions. It stems from the belief that our food can and should be a part of the solution to the environmental crisis—grown, harvested… Read More

Photo: Jeanne Carver

Our Wool Restart

By Patagonia   |   Jul 26, 2016 July 26, 2016

Over the past 10 months, we have been working diligently to develop a new wool supply chain that reflects high, and verifiable, standards for both animal welfare and land management. We’ve now reached some important milestones, and we’d like to update our customers on what we have accomplished so far and… Read More

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