The Cleanest Line
Michele Bianchi

Michele Bianchi

Michele Bianchi is a writer/photographer living in Mazama, Washington. A former Patagonia editor, she now spends as much time as possible in the North Cascades, trying to understand the language of ravens and predicting where/when the next rainbow will show up.


This illustration by Matt Blease appears in full in the Patagonia August 2019 Gear Guide.

Recycling Is Broken. Now What?

Aug 14, 2019 August 14, 2019

Patagonia is no stranger to the difficulty of throwing stuff away. We take back 100 percent of the gear you return for recycling through our Worn Wear program. In 2018, we recycled 6,797 pounds of products. But we can’t recycle or repair everything you send us. Some… Read More