The Cleanest Line
Jim Little

Jim Little

Jim Little is a word-herder in Patagonia’s marketing department and holds the unofficial record for environmental internships.

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Miracle Grants Gets Employees Involved in Giving

Miracle Grants Gets Employees Involved in Giving

Nov 19, 2009 November 19, 2009

Patagonia employees are given a lot of latitude: flexible work schedules, hall passes for surf and snow, no one looking over shoulders making sure we’re working. In essence we’re treated like the big kids we are and trusted to get our work done. We’re also invited to help determine… Read More

Great Waves, Bad Earthquakes, an Island in Need

Great Waves, Bad Earthquakes, an Island in Need

Oct 16, 2009 October 16, 2009

Indonesia is a favorite destination of surfers from all over the world, including Patagonia employees, who have visited the islands many times over the years to surf and explore. A group from our company was on Sumatra just last month. They flew into Padang, the island’s largest city (pop. 900,000),… Read More

Photo: Tim Davis

At Patagonia

Aug 5, 2009 August 5, 2009

You’ve seen our catalogs, our Web site and perhaps some press about Patagonia. For those of you who have never actually seen Patagonia (and I’m imagining that’s most of our customers and friends), here are some photos from… Read More

Empty Nesters

Empty Nesters

Jun 23, 2009 June 23, 2009

Kim Stroud, who manages our sample room here at Patagonia HQ in Ventura, came walking in the other morning with one of those cardboard boxes used to carry live things. In her “spare” time, Kim is executive director of the nonprofit Ojai Raptor Center, so she’s always… Read More

Backyard Adventures: Squirting Blood

Backyard Adventures: Squirting Blood

Mar 18, 2009 March 18, 2009

I lay in bed the other night, a lot tired and a little bloodied, but smiling, thinking about the horned toad Alex and I had managed to catch earlier in the day. I’ve only seen a couple of these prehistoric-looking reptiles in the mountains of Southern California, because they’re… Read More

Testing the Waters

Testing the Waters

Feb 12, 2009 February 12, 2009

Several years ago, Patagonia email marketing coordinator Steve Wages saw this photograph of two anglers with a big catch of steelhead trout from the Ventura River. The shot was taken in the 1920s. Those were the glory days, when each year upwards of 5,000 steelies would leave the Pacific… Read More

My Footprint – All That Rots

My Footprint – All That Rots

Dec 5, 2008 December 5, 2008

A new citizen is emerging. That citizen is engaged, concerned, and most of all, confident; confident in his or her choice as a consumer, confident in his or her power as an employee, confident that change is possible. The Footprint Chronicles were developed to document the… Read More

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