Regenerative Organic Certification
Regenerative Organic is the highest organic standard, which supports people and animals working together to restore the health of our planet.
Growing food and fiber with industrial techniques and chemicals is one of the main causes of climate change, contributing up to 25% of annual emissions. If we switch from fossil-fuel-intensive farming to organic and low-till practices that build healthy soil and draw carbon back into the ground, we could turn our agricultural system from problem to solution. Regenerative Organic Certification is intended to do just that. It’s a holistic agriculture certification encompassing pasture-based animal welfare, fairness for farmers and workers, and robust requirements for soil health and land management.
Together with our partner, Dr. Bronner’s, Patagonia created a new nonprofit, called Regenerative Organic Alliance, to own and manage the Regenerative Organic Certification.
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We are participating in two Regenerative Organic Certification Pilots — one in apparel and the other in food.
Where We Are
We are participating in two Regenerative Organic Certification pilot programs — one in our apparel supply chain with two key organic cotton suppliers and the other in our food supply chain with one key fruit supplier for Patagonia Provisions.
In Spring 2020, we launched our first mango snacks and cotton clothing grown on farms working toward Regenerative Organic Certification. We believe it's possible to grow food and fiber in harmony to make our land more fertile and our future brighter, with the goal of not just doing less harm, but also doing some good.