Environmental & Social Footprint - Patagonia

Everything we make has an impact on the planet.

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How We’re Making Change

Environmental Responsibility

We’ve built robust environmental and animal welfare responsibility programs to guide how we make our materials and products.

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Social Responsibility

What we’re doing to ensure that our products are produced under safe, fair, legal and humane working conditions.

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Where We Do Business

We share information about our owned facilities and our suppliers across the supply chain, so you know where and how the clothes you buy are made.

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Our Progress This Season

100% of our virgin down is certified to the Global Traceable Down Standard

72% of our line uses recycled materials

We met 100% of our electricity needs in the US with renewable electricity

76% of our line is Fair Trade Certified™ sewn

We kept 56,000 garments in play this year

150+ farmers are taking part in our Regenerative Organic Cotton Pilot Program

Our employees averted more than 1 million SOV trips through our commuting program

100% of the cotton we grow for our clothes is grown organically

  • Why Regenerative Organic?

    We’re investing in and testing ways to remove warming gases from the atmosphere through Regenerative Organic Agriculture.

Why Recycled?

Extracting and processing virgin materials accelerates the climate crisis. We’re moving toward 100% renewable and recycled raw materials.

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Why Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is our first step on the path toward ensuring living wages in our supply chain.

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Partnering with the People Who Make Our Clothing, with Fair Trade Practices

We started developing our social responsibility program in the mid-1990s, working side by side with factory partners. In 2001, we became a founding member of the Fair Labor Association, a nonprofit that works to improve working conditions worldwide. With over a decade of close focus on our cut-and-sew factories, in 2011, we moved one link…

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The “Father of Recycling” Has a Message For You

Donald Sanderson launched the country’s first mandatory curbside recycling program in Woodbury, New Jersey, in 1980. The recycling landscape has since changed. A lot. Is it still worthwhile?

Erin Grace Scottberg
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The Great Cotton Experiment

This is a test to grow our clothes differently.

Rachel G. Horn
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Changing the Fabric of Our Lives

Can a cotton T-shirt really help stop the climate crisis?

Lindsay Morris
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How We’re Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Ever since Patagonia had an office (and wasn’t just selling gear out of the back of Yvon’s car), we’ve devoted desk space, our free time and a percentage of our sales to protecting wild nature. From our travels, we knew our land, air and water was in real trouble from short-sighted profiteers. Over the years,…

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Letter from Tuscany (Where We Get Our Used Wool)

She went to Italy to see how recycled wool is made and discovered that everything has an impact, including recycled.

Mădălina Preda
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What We’re Doing About Our Plastic Problem

Our 真人百家家乐软件home planet has a deeply disturbing and pervasive problem with plastics. In April, a group of researchers studying the deepest part of the ocean—the Mariana Trench—discovered plastic bags and candy wrappers floating nearly seven miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. Globally, about 450 million metric tons of plastic are produced every year and 9.5 million tons of…

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

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:…

Diane French
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  • Climate Crisis

    Extracting and processing virgin materials accelerates the climate crisis. We’re moving toward 100% renewable and recycled raw materials.