On a 4’6” Speed Square, Dave Rastovich finds refuge from the scorching sun of the Bay of Bengal. NATHAN OLDFIELD

WE'RE OUT TO CHANGE THE INDUSTRY

These days you can watch a swell come to life with a few taps of your thumb, but finding out how your surf gear is made is still next to impossible. To promote transparency and support workers in our supply chain, all of our board shorts and bikinis are now made in Fair Trade Certified facilities.

It’s another world first for Patagonia, and it means that for every piece we make, we pay a premium that workers can use to elevate their standard of living. The certification also requires factories to comply with a strict set of standards for safe working conditions and environmental responsibility.

Fair Trade costs us a bit more—but we believe it’s worth every cent.

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Dave Rastovich at one of our source factories in Katunayake, Sri Lanka. JARRAH LYNCH
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Kohl Christensen, Ben Wilkinson and Casey Goepel wait for a break between sets on an early morning go-out at Waimea Bay. O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. JUAN LUIS DE HEECKEREN

Invitee:
One Day the Eddie Ran

Belinda Baggs eyes the next section at a shallow reef break in easter Indonesia. TOMMY SCHULTZ
Dan Ross pumps through a cask of France’s finest at La Graviere. AL MACKINNON
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Our natural rubber is sourced from plantations that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance. It’s helping us craft a cleaner future for the surf industry—a future based on renewable materials instead of conventional, nonrenewable neoprene. TIM DAVIS

We grow our own.

After patiently waiting for the winds to determine the moment of departure, Hōkūle‘a leaves Honolulu for Hilo and the first leg of the Worldwide Voyage. JOHN BILDERBACK