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Our DWR Problem [Updated]

Our DWR Problem [Updated]

By Patagonia   |   Sep 8, 2015 September 8, 2015

Update: The majority of this post first appeared on March 6, 2015. It was updated on September 8, 2015 and has been updated again on July 15, 2016 with the most recent information about Patagonia’s work to improve chemical safety in our supply chain. Patagonia—as well as other… Read More

PETA’s Wool Video [Updated]

PETA’s Wool Video [Updated]

By Patagonia   |   Aug 12, 2015 August 12, 2015

Update 8/17/15: Thank you to everyone who commented on this story. Your feedback is very important to us. Please see our follow-up post on this issue for the latest news. PETA has shown us video footage from within the Ovis 21 farm network that supplies merino… Read More

Patagonia Opposes TPP

Patagonia Opposes TPP

By Rose Marcario   |   Nov 13, 2015 November 13, 2015

By Rose Marcario, Patagonia CEO Now that full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has finally been made public, we can say unequivocally that we oppose it, as it advances the interests of big business at the expense of the environment,… Read More

Above: Rita Tseng is a social and environmental responsibility (SER) field manager for Patagonia based in Taiwan. Here she meets with migrant workers during a factory audit. She is accompanied by our partners at Verité and their team of expert field staff and interpreters who speak the native languages of the workers. Photo: Jeannie Chen

The Unacceptably High Cost of Labor – How a deeper dive into our supply chain led to a new Migrant Worker Standard

By Patagonia   |   Jun 3, 2015 June 3, 2015

Imagine paying $7,000 to get a job. That’s what some labor brokers charge migrant workers in Asian countries to place them in factory work in Taiwan, where many factory jobs go wanting these days. The practice is considered an acceptable part of doing business, though brokers regularly charge above… Read More

Our DWR Problem

Our DWR Problem

By Patagonia   |   Mar 6, 2015 March 6, 2015

Please refer to the updated version of this post for the most recent information about Patagonia’s work to improve chemical safety in our supply chain. Patagonia—as well as other high-quality outdoor outerwear suppliers—for years relied on a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) of a certain chemistry (described below) to… Read More

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