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Announcing Worn Wear

Announcing Worn Wear

By Patagonia   |   Sep 10, 2013 September 10, 2013

Today’s advertisement appearing in The New York Times: It’s Fashion Week, when the design world turns its attention to what’s new. We’d like to point out something better: what lasts. While we’re proud of the quality and performance of Patagonia clothes, every new thing… Read More

The Art of the Resole with Mark Sensenbach

The Art of the Resole with Mark Sensenbach

By iFixit   |   Jun 6, 2013 June 6, 2013

Mark Sensenbach perches on a stool, back slightly hunched, eyes down, brows narrowed in concentration. His hands, toughened by mountains and work, maneuver the rubber sole of a climbing shoe against a sanding wheel. His movements made smooth by practice, Mark runs the shoe back and forth, rotates and… Read More

Worn Wear: The Hand-Me-Down

Worn Wear: The Hand-Me-Down

By Shari Williamson   |   May 13, 2013 May 13, 2013

Dear Patagonia, I don’t actually know the original owner of this little red and purple fleece jacket. I do not know several names scrawled on the tag, but I know some of them… We found this jacket in a large ragged cardboard box of… Read More

Well-Worn Wading Boots on Christmas Island

Well-Worn Wading Boots on Christmas Island

By Tom Morehouse   |   May 11, 2012 May 11, 2012

by Tom Morehouse I have an interesting Patagonia photo to share with you. I was on Christmas Island (Kiribati) in March. My guide was Moana who was one of the founders of bonefishing on Christmas Island in the '80s when he was about 30… Read More

It’s Time to Replace “Replace” with “Repair”

It’s Time to Replace “Replace” with “Repair”

By Annie Leonard   |   Apr 12, 2012 April 12, 2012

A few years ago I bought a cheap portable radio for $4.99 to listen to the news while I walk to work. Soon after, one of the earphone buds broke. No problem, I thought – I’ll just fix it using parts from my drawer of other broken electronics. No such… Read More

Caring for Your Down Clothing

Caring for Your Down Clothing

By Old School   |   Jun 6, 2011 June 6, 2011

Like flocks of swirling swallows or shimmering schools of tropical fish, our customers swoop in with mysteriously synchronized concerns and questions on a regular basis, prompting the need for ready answers. Times like these, nothing would be more handy than magically beaming knowledge out into the ether. Our very… Read More

It’s the Man That Makes the Clothes

It’s the Man That Makes the Clothes

By John Rapp   |   May 13, 2011 May 13, 2011

Sartorialists say that clothing makes the man, and in that spirit – meet Christo Grayling. Editor's note: Patagonia clothing designer, John Rapp, shares the type of letter we love to receive from our customers. All photos courtesy of Christo Grayling. I recently had a pair of… Read More

DIY Wetsuit Repair

DIY Wetsuit Repair

Jul 20, 2010 July 20, 2010

It's happened to all of us. You're out surfing and you keep noticing how cold the water is. You try to write it off but when you finally get out of the water and pull your wetsuit off, you see it: the dreaded neoprene tear. Fear not, as the… Read More

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