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Organic Standards Stem from the Soil

Organic Standards Stem from the Soil

By CEO   |   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: Kyle Sparks

Finding Moral Certainty for Businesses in an Uncertain World

By CEO   |   Apr 18, 2017 April 18, 2017

Over the past few months, the business environment has changed dramatically. I’m not talking about trade policy or tax reform, but rather the heightened moral and ethical uncertainty many business leaders now feel at a time when the foundations of our democracy are challenged. New injustices seem to arise almost… Read More

Photo: Jarrah Lynch

Making Surf Gear at a Fair Trade Certified Patagonia Facility

By Dave Rastovich   |   Apr 4, 2017 April 4, 2017

As I step into MAS Active-Leisureline, a Fair Trade Certified factory that makes Patagonia products near Colombo, Sri Lanka, the first thing that confronts my senses is the sound. Row after row of clamorous cutting and sewing machinery is being operated by a few hundred workers, all dressed in bright… Read More

Photos: Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB

An Update on Microfiber Pollution

By Patagonia   |   Feb 3, 2017 February 3, 2017

In June 2016, we provided a comprehensive update on Patagonia’s work to investigate the emerging issue of ocean pollution from tiny fibers, which often originate from synthetic textiles (such as nylon, acrylic or polyester) that are used in products available to consumers around the world. Research… Read More

Illustration: Lake Buckley

Regenerative Organics: Drawing a Line in the Soil

By CEO   |   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

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