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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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