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Kyle Sparks
On The Brink
On The Brink
On The Brink

Best job in the world?

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Good Jeans
Illustration of a person wearing an orange shirt and blue jeans kneeling in their garden picking lettuce.
Good Jeans
Sarah Mirk

What’s the secret to a really good pair of jeans? Comics journalist Sarah Mirk tells us what to look for and how to keep them in play longer.

2 Minutos de lectura
Unfinished Business
Unfinished Business
Unfinished Business
Rachel G. Clark

When it comes to making more responsible jeans, our work is never done. And, of course, we leave the really dirty work to you.

7 Minutos de lectura
El Dory Perdido
El Dory Perdido
El Dory Perdido
Joe Curren

Joe Curren comparte recuerdos de infancia junto su padre, el legendario hombre de mar Pat Curren, y el icónico bote que viajó con ellos a Baja.

12 Minutos de lectura
Colin Haley’s Clothing System for Alpine Climbing in the Chaltén Massif
Colin Haley’s Clothing System for Alpine Climbing in the Chaltén Massif
Colin Haley’s Clothing System for Alpine Climbing in the Chaltén Massif
Colin Haley

6,000 words about dressing for alpine climbing you didn’t know you needed to know.

23 Minutos de lectura
Polyester
Polyester
Polyester
Meaghen Brown

85% of Patagonia’s polyester this season is recycled. Using recycled polyester, rather than virgin petroleum polyester, reduced our seasonal carbon emissions by over 5,600 metric tons of CO₂e.

2 Minutos de lectura
Down
Down
Down
Molly Baker

Eighty percent of the down we're using this season is recycled. The new down is Advanced GTDS Certified.

3 Minutos de lectura
The Story of Fleece
The Story of Fleece
The Story of Fleece
Rachel G. Clark

A tale of tinkering.

6 Minutos de lectura
All the Hemp That Fits
All the Hemp That Fits
All the Hemp That Fits
Jeff McElroy

Patagonia has 73 styles using hemp this season. Cultivation of hemp replenishes vital soil nutrients, prevents erosion and requires no synthetic fertilizer.

4 Minutos de lectura
Bajando al Bayou
Bajando al Bayou
Bajando al Bayou
Rachel G. Clark

Una mirada detrás de lo que inspiró el diseño para la temporada de primavera 2020.

3 Minutos de lectura
Calefacción con solo un fósforo
Calefacción con solo un fósforo
Calefacción con solo un fósforo

Construyendo una casa para soportar el invierno.

3 Minutos de lectura
Conoce los bolsillos de los shorts más viajados y documentados del mundo
Conoce los bolsillos de los shorts más viajados y documentados del mundo
Conoce los bolsillos de los shorts más viajados y documentados del mundo
Vincent Stanley

La evidencia está en los bolsillos.

2 Minutos de lectura
Una Carta Desde La Toscana (Desde Donde Obtenemos Nuestra Lana Usada)
Una Carta Desde La Toscana (Desde Donde Obtenemos Nuestra Lana Usada)
Una Carta Desde La Toscana (Desde Donde Obtenemos Nuestra Lana Usada)
Mădălina Preda

Se fue a Italia para ver cómo se hace la lana reciclada y descubrir que todo tiene un impacto, incluso el reciclaje.

8 Minutos de lectura
Creando desde el paisaje
Creando desde el paisaje
Creando desde el paisaje
Malcolm Johnson

Los diseñadores de Patagonia nos cuentan sobre la colección “Celebrando las Tierras Públicas”

7 Minutos de lectura
Fire Up the Test Tank
Fire Up the Test Tank
Fire Up the Test Tank
Malcolm Johnson

There’s nothing more important than having waves a few minutes away.

3 Minutos de lectura
Crash-Test Dummy
Crash-Test Dummy
Crash-Test Dummy
Kelly Cordes

Who gets hypothermia on purpose? This guy.

4 Minutos de lectura
How We Turn Scraps into New Gear
How We Turn Scraps into New Gear
How We Turn Scraps into New Gear
Patagonia

What if we could wear our garbage? That’s the idea behind ReCrafted, our line of clothing made from the scraps of used garments collected at our Worn Wear facility in Reno. It’s premium, Patagonia, upcycled. A second life for products that might not otherwise get one. ReCrafted was created by Kourtney Morgan—the designer behind some…

3 Minutos de lectura
A Conversation with Surfboard Designer Fletcher Chouinard
A Conversation with Surfboard Designer Fletcher Chouinard
A Conversation with Surfboard Designer Fletcher Chouinard
Sean Doherty

At Fletcher Chouinard Designs, the focus is on durable, high-performing equipment that lets you have fun no matter what the ocean is doing. There are never enough hours in a day for Fletcher Chouinard. As a surfer, shaper, kiteboarder and new father, he was really doing the dance. Then along came foilboarding, which has made…

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Hemp Is Back: How Some of Ours Is Produced, in Photos
Hemp Is Back: How Some of Ours Is Produced, in Photos
Hemp Is Back: How Some of Ours Is Produced, in Photos
Diane French

It’s hard not to notice the hype around hemp today. Pick up any lifestyle magazine, enter a pharmacy, talk to a health-food store employee or just the person next to you in yoga class—at some point you’ll learn about its miraculous powers. In particular, near-unbelievable claims swirl around cannabidiol, or CBD, oil derived from hemp:…

5 Minutos de lectura
Done in R1
Done in R1
Done in R1

There’s almost nothing that hasn’t been done in an R1 fleece.

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Getting the Snow Industry Excited About Recycled Fabrics
Getting the Snow Industry Excited About Recycled Fabrics
Getting the Snow Industry Excited About Recycled Fabrics
Patagonia

Before we could challenge the snow industry to move to recycled materials, we had to change our thinking, too. There are a number of ways to reduce a garment’s impact, but none more significant than making it out of recycled fabric. Doing so keeps material out of landfills and cuts demand for the petroleum used…

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Introducing Woolyester
Introducing Woolyester
Introducing Woolyester
Kristina Johnson Avery

Three years ago, we set out to make a new fleece fabric using natural fibers that were light on the land. Our inspiration came from an old sweater, a weather-beaten merino pullover worn by founder Yvon Chouinard in Patagonia’s early days. It had all the properties that have made wool a staple for centuries of…

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Baggies Shorts throughout the Years
Baggies™ Shorts throughout the Years
Baggies Shorts throughout the Years
Patagonia

To celebrate over three decades of Baggies™ Shorts, we dug through our archives so we could share the stories behind a few iconic photos.

6 Minutos de lectura
Sometimes More Than a Game: On Climbing Responsibly
After hard crimping right off the glacier, Kate Rutherford sinks her fingers into the climbing above. Pointe Adolphe Rey, Chamonix, France. Photo: Bernd Zeugswetter
Sometimes More Than a Game: On Climbing Responsibly
Kelly Cordes

When I think about climbing, I don’t think about summits. I see serrated ridgelines rising and falling between earth and sky, and sunlight slipping between spires, casting the shadows of giants onto rubble-strewn rivers of ice below, curving, moving, bending with the passage of time. I remember my partners and I, roped together with no…

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It All Adds Up to Nothing: Forging the Micro Puff
It All Adds Up to Nothing: Forging the Micro Puff
It All Adds Up to Nothing: Forging the Micro Puff
Patagonia

At Patagonia, our best ideas come from being in the field. But sometimes simple problems inspire complex solutions. That’s been the case with the development of insulation. Down gets wet and loses its heat-trapping loft, and synthetics never quite achieve the same warmth, lightness or compressibility as down plumes. We’ve tried everything from treated down…

4 Minutos de lectura
Timber to Tideline: Hama Hama Oysters
Photo: Garrett Grove
Timber to Tideline: Hama Hama Oysters
Malcolm Johnson

“For us, the tide is the boss,” says Adam James of Hama Hama Oysters, a fifth-generation, family-run shellfish farm on Washington’s Puget Sound. “In late August and September, we’ll be out there on the beach harvesting at 3 or 4 a.m., and when the sun finally comes up you can’t help but pause. It reminds…

4 Minutos de lectura
From Shirt to Dirt: Thoughts on the Patagonia Design Philosophy
Photo: Tim Davis
From Shirt to Dirt: Thoughts on the Patagonia Design Philosophy
Patagonia

Miles Johnson, our senior creative director, oversees the work of all our designers in both technical and sportswear categories, as well as the product development and textile, graphics and color teams. We caught up with Miles recently at the picnic tables outside our child care center to ask him about his life and work and…

7 Minutos de lectura
The Slab Hunter: Ben Wilkinson Woodwork
Photo: Travis Rummel
The Slab Hunter: Ben Wilkinson Woodwork
Malcolm Johnson

It didn’t take long for Ben Wilkinson to figure out that there was freedom to be had in working for himself—and that freedom was the first requirement if he wanted to go surfing whenever the waves got huge. “I left home when I was 16,” he remembers, “which was old enough in my eyes. But…

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About Our Wilder Waters Collection
Photo: Mark McInnis
About Our Wilder Waters Collection
Patagonia

Patagonia is an unusual workplace in many ways, and the fact that employees are encouraged to incorporate environmental activism into their daily work is just one of the characteristics that sets our company apart. The realities of running a business are important, but we’re always aware that our business has to serve the more pressing…

6 Minutos de lectura
Experimenting with Naturally Dyed Clothing
Photo: Colin McCarthy
Experimenting with Naturally Dyed Clothing
Joyanna Laughlin

Forty-five years ago, the old school North American outdoor uniform was basically colored in khaki, denim blue and olive green. Not only were the colors monotonous, but the dyes used were mostly petroleum based. Imagine no Craft Pink as vivid as the beavertail cactus flower. No Galah Green as bright as the waters off the…

6 Minutos de lectura
Surfing and Making Sustainable Clothing on the Island of Serendip
Photo: Jarrah Lynch
Surfing and Making Sustainable Clothing on the Island of Serendip
Belinda Baggs

Almost a decade ago, I’d heard stories of mystical right points peeling forever without another soul in sight. What surfer addicted to logging wouldn’t crave to check it out, even though it meant ignoring travel warnings and venturing into a region suffering from civil unrest? Young, naive and most probably foolish, I set off on…

6 Minutos de lectura
Tin Shed Ventures: Funding the Next Generation of Responsible Businesses
Photo: Tom Frost / Aurora Photos
Tin Shed Ventures: Funding the Next Generation of Responsible Businesses
Patagonia

At Patagonia, we believe making great products, earning a profit and protecting our planet are not mutually exclusive objectives. That’s why, in 2013, we launched an investment fund to help like-minded start-ups on a similar mission. Today, we’re announcing a new name for the fund: Tin Shed Ventures (formally $20 Million & Change). We will…

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The Cleanest Line: Read the Story That Inspired the Name of This Blog
Photo: Juan Luis De Heeckeren
The Cleanest Line: Read the Story That Inspired the Name of This Blog
Chris Malloy

We are now third and fourth generation surfers. We have the confidence to leave the stereotypes behind. We’re the scroungiest dirtbags one day and then return to the urban environment as activists for change the next. Two time periods epitomize the style and sensibility of what we are working to create in the coming years.…

3 Minutos de lectura
“Harvesting Liberty:” A Film About Growing Hemp in the USA
Photo: Donnie Hedden
“Harvesting Liberty:” A Film About Growing Hemp in the USA
Dan Malloy & Jill Dumain

TAKE ACTION! Ask Congress to pass the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, allowing American farmers to freely grow this commercially and environmentally important crop. Sign the petition at Change.org Industrial hemp is a crop that has the potential to lower the environmental impacts of textile production, empower small-scale farmers and create jobs in a wide variety…

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A Different Path
Photo: Kevin Ahearn
A Different Path
Brooke Ortel

Living and designing sustainably in Southern Chile with Bureo co-founder Ben Kneppers.

6 Minutos de lectura
Touring Seattle’s Bullitt Center: The greenest commercial building in the world
Touring Seattle’s Bullitt Center: The greenest commercial building in the world
Touring Seattle’s Bullitt Center: The greenest commercial building in the world
Charles Clark & Jacqueline Sussman

“… after some thinking, I’d say I’d rather be a functioning cog in some great machinery, serving something beyond me.”              –Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes, “Helplessness Blues” On a far from average Wednesday, we arrived to work at Patagonia Seattle for a morning meeting led by brand responsibility analysts, Paul…

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