The Footprint Chronicles® examines Patagonia’s life and habits as a company. The goal is to use transparency about our supply chain to help us reduce our adverse social and environmental impacts – and on an industrial scale. We’ve been in business long enough to know that when we can reduce or eliminate a harm, other businesses will be eager to follow suit.
In 1996, with an increased awareness of the dangers of pesticide use and synthetic fertilizers in growing conventional cotton, we began the exclusive use of organically grown cotton in all of our cotton products.
FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED™
Garment workers are paid some of the world’s lowest industrial wages and in many cases have little hope of getting ahead. In an attempt to improve the lives of those who make our products, we offer 10 women’s sportswear styles that are Fair Trade Certified for sewing.
100% Traceable Down
All of our down products, as of our fall 2014 product season, contain 100% Traceable Down, which means every cluster can be traced back to birds that were never force-fed and never live-plucked.
Responsibly Sourced Merino Wool
Our groundbreaking partnership with The Nature Conservancy and Ovis 21 promotes sustainable grazing practices in the Patagonia region and produces the finest merino wool.