Patagonia: CSR & Sustainability News

Patagonia, Inc. is a Ventura, California-based clothing company, focusing mainly on high-end outdoor clothing. It was founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1972.

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Patagonia Leads by Example in the Circular Economy

Patagonia's Worn Wear program is a prime example of how a circular economy can work.
Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard (right) and The North Face founder Doug Tompkins (left) on a climb.

Why Transparency is the Future of the Lead-Generation Market

The lead-generation market is in the midst of its own battle with transparency. Those companies that embrace, rather than fear, transparency will lead…
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7 Pioneer Companies Shaking Up Sustainability

Read how seven companies are transforming business, and sending strong messages to shareholders and consumers about sustainability.
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Why Backpacking is a Sustainability 101 Course for Work and Home

Setting off on a long backpacking trip abroad will allow you to bring home lessons on living and working sustainably for when you…
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3p Weekend: 10 Stores Staying Closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Over the past few years, we've noticed a pretty disturbing trend -- retailers are opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving, in an attempt…
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Patagonia, Clif Bar and Seventh Generation: Social Enterprise Investors

Did you know that Patagonia, Seventh Generation and Clif Bar each invest millions in social enterprises through their investment management funds? I didn’t,…
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Patagonia and Wild Ideas Buffalo Team Up for Ecology

The history of the Great Northern Grasslands tells a story of heartbreak. But they also reflect an enormous ecological legacy as the home…
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The Quick & Dirty: From Snake Oil Sellers to Activists Brands

The simple truth is that a majority of companies are still simply not doing their part. Here's what it looks like on a…
Packaging made from recovered ocean trash? Stop it, we're getting weak in the knees!

3p Weekend: 7 Brands We’re Crushing On this Valentine’s Day

To celebrate this day of love, this week we're tipping our hats to seven brand crushes that have never let us down.
After a visit to Patagonia's headquarters in Ventura, California, one special employee stuck out. He not only represented the brand, but also underscored how important engaged employees are to a sustainable company.

Patagonia: The Incomparable Authentic Brand

Authenticity is the brand term du jour. When you look past all the hype, it just comes down to creating a company that…
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14 Outdoor Companies Pledge to Boost Women’s Leadership

Fourteen outdoor industry companies, including REI and Patagonia, joined together to pledge more leadership roles for women. REI backed up its pledge with…
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3p Weekend: Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers From Our Favorite B Corps

If you waited until the last minute for stocking stuffers (again), bypass those dollar-store trinkets, and give a gift you believe in.
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Why B Corps Should Expand Their Health and Wellness Programs

One of the best areas for B Corps (and other sustainable businesses) to improve is by providing health and wellness programs to their…
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Patagonia Launches Black Friday Worn Wear Swap with Yerdle

Patagonia continues its Black Friday tradition of defying the consumer spirit by launching another Worn Wear event -- this time in concert with…
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What Defines a Social Innovator Anyway?

Sifting the wheat from the chaff at Social Innovation Summit Silicon Valley 2014.