Stories From our Supply Chain

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.


Fair Trade Certified

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.

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100% Traceable Down

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.

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Responsibly Sourced Merino

Responsibly Sourced Merino

Learn about our groundbreaking partnership with The Nature Conservancy and Ovis XXI to promote sustainable grazing practices in the Patagonia region and produce the finest merino wool.

Responsibly Sourced Merino

Organic Cotton – Grown in the USA

Organic Cotton – Grown in the USA

Founding members of the Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative remember what it was like to take the risk to go organic almost two decades ago, while newer members look ahead at the future of organic cotton.

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Changing Ports Pays Dividends

Changing Ports Pays Dividends

Every year our customers ask us many questions. Those questions help them make informed decisions, and help us to improve our corporate responsibility program.

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