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Bringing Back the Light: Central Westcoast Forest Society

Sep 12, 2017 September 12, 2017

For British Columbia’s timber barons, the forests of Vancouver Island were too rich to resist: giant spruce, fir and red cedar trees that fetched top dollar on the open market. On the island’s remote and rain-soaked Pacific coast, mechanized logging kicked into high gear in the 1950s and continued through… Read More

Photo: Ken Etzel

Extended Play

Sep 7, 2017 September 7, 2017

Lasting Function and a Commitment to Repair In a landscape of disposable ski and snowboard fashion, fixing and keeping your snow gear in play is the most radical act we know. On average, most of us keep a piece of clothing for just three years, yet the materials and processes… Read More

Photo: Mark McInnis

Wilder Waters

Jul 13, 2017 July 13, 2017

Patagonia is an unusual workplace in many ways, and the fact that employees are encouraged to incorporate environmental activism into their daily work is just one of the characteristics that sets our company apart. The realities of running a business are important, but we’re always aware that our business has… Read More

Photos: Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB

What You Can Do About Microfiber Pollution

Jun 26, 2017 June 26, 2017

Addressing the shedding of microfibers from synthetic garments continues to be a top priority for us at Patagonia. We know there are a lot of contributing factors to microplastic pollution, and we have been learning all we can about the release of fibers from our garments. Read More

Photo: Emily Gribble

Under Pressure

Mar 6, 2017 March 6, 2017

The National Park Service describes Yellowstone as a “mountain wildland, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.” Despite Yellowstone’s gift of refuge to recovering species, two species… Read More

Photos: Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB

An Update on Microfiber Pollution

Feb 3, 2017 February 3, 2017

In June 2016, we provided a comprehensive update on Patagonia’s work to investigate the emerging issue of ocean pollution from tiny fibers, which often originate from synthetic textiles (such as nylon, acrylic or polyester) that are used in products available to consumers around the world. Research… Read More

The Day After

The Day After

Nov 9, 2016 November 9, 2016

“… democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”—Winston Churchill Yesterday we elected candidates in local, state and federal races in every corner of our nation. These women and men soon will go to… Read More

Photo: Zackary Canepari

Don’t Sit This One Out … We Aren’t

Nov 4, 2016 November 4, 2016

We’re five days away from electing a President, 88 percent of Congress and countless other local elected officials. In total, across the U.S., we elect over 500,000 offices, from the federal government all the way down to school districts. We have a lot of work to do as voters. This year,… Read More

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