What We Do

The wild world we love is fast disappearing. At Patagonia, we think that business can inspire solutions to the environmental crisis. This means that what we make and how we make it must cause the least harm to the environment. We evaluate raw materials, invest in innovative technologies, and rigorously police our waste.

Take a look at the Common Threads Initiative, Bluesign Standard, the Footprint Chronicles and more. We also use a portion of our sales to support grassroots groups working to make a real difference (our “Earth Tax,” to mitigate the damage we do). See Environmental Grants. And also, check out 1% for the Planet.

Environmental Grants Program

At Patagonia, we believe in the ultimate strength and present fragility of our environment. We believe in action and change – direct, immediate and effective. We’re committed to working with groups and organisations to protect and … continue »

Patagonia Environmental Grants

Bluesign® Standard

We have worked with the independent Bluesign® standard since 2000 to evaluate and reduce resource consumption and to screen raw materials, including dyes and finishes, used in our supply chain. Bluesign® technologies, based in Switzerland, … continue »

bluesign®

1% For The Planet

Since 1985, Patagonia has pledged 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. We’ve awarded over $40 million in cash and in-kind donations to domestic and international grassroots environmental groups making … continue »

1% For The Planet

Conservation Alliance

Environmental work is most effective when conducted with a dynamic group of peers. Working with other businesses toward a common goal is among the most rewarding of our environmental initiatives. In 1989, Patagonia co-founded The … continue »

The Conservation Alliance

Common Threads Initiative

Recycling is what we do when we’re out of options to avoid, repair, or reuse the product first. That’s why I am so impressed with Patagonia for starting its Common Threads Initiative with the real … continue »

Common Threads Initiative

Conservación Patagonica

In addition to performing the many tasks required to run a successful outdoor clothing company, Patagonia employees are helping to create a new national park in South America. To date, about 50 have travelled in … continue »

Conservacion Patagonia

Reno Service Centre

Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. – Patagonia’s Mission Statement A Greener Building Green building practices strive to balance environmental responsibility, resource … continue »

Reno Service Centre

Our Common Waters

Our Common Waters, Patagonia’s current campaign, is about balancing human water use with the needs of animals and plants. The more water people use, the less there is for everything else. The more water we … continue »

Our Common Waters
Background Photo: by Tim Davis. Patagonia volunteers pulling fences, Conservacion Patagonica, Valle Chacabuco, Chile