The Cleanest Line
Rose Marcario

Rose Marcario

Rose Marcario is the President and CEO of Patagonia, Inc. and Patagonia Works.

Articles

Organic Standards Stem from the Soil

Organic Standards Stem from the Soil

Oct 6, 2017 October 6, 2017

For almost 20 years since the “organic” certification first passed, there has been a debate surrounding growing methods. Some foods are grown in soil, and others are grown hydroponically in large buildings and under lights. There is a reason for both growing methods, but it is important that they be… Read More

Photo: Somira Sao

Family Business: Weighing the Business Case

Aug 25, 2017 August 25, 2017

To support our families, Patagonia provides company-paid health care and sick time for all employees, paid maternity and paternity leave, access to on-site child care for employees at our headquarters in Ventura and at our Reno distribution center, and financial support to those who need it, among other benefits. In… Read More

Photo: Garrett Grove

Record-breaking Black Friday Sales to Benefit the Planet

Nov 28, 2016 November 28, 2016

Last week, when we announced we’d give 100 percent of our global retail and online Black Friday sales directly to grassroots nonprofits working on the frontlines to protect our air, water and soil for future generations, we heard from many of our customers calling it a “fundraiser for… Read More

Illustration: Lake Buckley

Regenerative Organics: Drawing a Line in the Soil

Dec 8, 2016 December 8, 2016

In recent years, we’ve seen a boom in production and sales of organic foods worldwide. The global organic food market is expected to grow by 16 percent between 2015 and 2020, a faster rate than conventionally-grown foods. This seems like good news—but in truth, organic farming makes up just a tiny… Read More

Photo: Garrett Grove

100 Percent Today, 1 Percent Every Day

Nov 20, 2016 November 20, 2016

We’re just days from Black Friday, one of the biggest consumer shopping days of the year in America. And as people think generously about family and friends, we also want to help our customers show love to the planet, which badly needs a gift or two (and still gets coal… Read More

Photo: Tim Davis

Fair Trade: The First Step

Oct 10, 2016 October 10, 2016

You may be familiar with the “Fair Trade Certified” symbol and its assurance that some of the money spent on a bag of coffee or bar of chocolate goes directly to its producers and stays in their community. Patagonia, in partnership with Fair Trade USA, now makes clothes… Read More

Photo: Karina Sporring

Iberá National Park

Oct 3, 2016 October 3, 2016

I am writing to announce the donation of 375,000 acres to the Argentine government to create the new Iberá National Park in Argentina, and to ask you to join with me to celebrate Kris Tompkins and her team’s remarkable achievement. Their donation is contiguous to the 1,375,000-acre Iberá… Read More

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