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After PETA Exposé, Patagonia Reboots Sustainable Wool Standard

Photo by Davide Ragusa/Unsplash When People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals accused one of Patagonia’s wool suppliers last August of abusing its lambs and sheep, the…

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Patagonia: Synthetic Fleece—Including Its Own—is Polluting the Oceans

Patagonia has a startling confession to make: Its popular synthetic fleeces are mucking up the oceans, perhaps even poisoning the food chain. In a study commissioned by the…

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Growing Warrior's Michael Lewis: We Need to Get Over Hemp's "Crunchiness"

“Maybe we need to realize that caring about the Earth and taking care of things doesn’t necessarily mean ‘crunchy’; it’s just what we all have to do to…

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Watch "Harvesting Liberty," a Short Film About America's Hemp Problem

BATTLE FOR HEMP Directed by surfer-environmentalist Dan Malloy, the documentary follows Lewis as he explains how he and Growing Warriors, the nonprofit he founded to help veteran…

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Your Next Patagonia Jacket Could Comprise Yeast-Engineered Silk

Looks like The North Face isn’t the only outdoor-apparel brand toying with the idea of synthetic spider silk. Patagonia has just inked a deal with Bay Area startup Bolt Threads to…

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7 Cruelty-Free Down Alternatives to Cocoon Yourself In This Winter

MAMMOTH OUTERWEAR The vegan’s answer to Canada Goose, Mammoth Outewear uses synthetic PrimaLoft Gold Insulation to mimic the packability, warmth, and softness of goose down. The…

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ASK PATAGONIA: When Did Repair Become a Radical Act?

This holiday season, I have an early New Year’s resolution for the sake of Planet Earth: let’s all become radical environmentalists. This sounds like a big leap—but it’s not.…

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Patagonia's Jill Dumain: "People Need to Learn How to Buy Less"

An ad that Patagonia placed in the New York Times on Black Friday in 2011. “People need to learn how to buy less and companies need to learn how to be profitable in selling…

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Nature Conservancy is "Appalled" by PETA's Footage of Abused Sheep

Photo by Shutterstock Ovis 21, a network of livestock ranches in Argentina, found itself thrust into the spotlight this month after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals accused…

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Patagonia Cuts Ties With "Sustainable" Wool Supplier After PETA Exposé

Photo by Shutterstock Patagonia says it has stopped buying wool from Ovis 21 after People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals accused members of the Argentinean farming network of…

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PETA Reveals Alleged Animal Abuse by Patagonia, Stella McCartney Wool Supplier

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is accusing an Argentinean supplier of so-called “responsibly sourced” wool of gross mistreatment of its lambs and sheep. The…

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Patagonia Wants to Transform "Filthy Business" of Denim

Denim’s a dirty business, and Patagonia is fixing to take it to the cleaners with a new collection of sustainable jeans. Composed of 100 percent organic cotton, the relaunched…

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Patagonia's Yvon Chouinard: "Always Increase the Quality"

Photo by Terry Straehley/Shutterstock “Every time I’m stumped with a business problem, it doesn’t matter what it is, the answer is always ‘increase the…

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Patagonia Offers Free Repairs on Nationwide "Worn Wear" Mobile Tour

WORN AGAIN The mobile repair shop, which comes with an industrial Juki sewing machine, will be open to anyone who brings in a garment, no matter what the brand. Besides educating…

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Watch "The Next Black," a Film About the Future of Clothing

Don’t start off your month with a case of cabin fever. Bundle up and head out to Brooklyn tomorrow for a screening of The Next Black, a documentary that explores how…

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11 Eco-Friendly Winter Coats to Fend Off the Deep Freeze

BUNDLE UP Clad in weather-resistant recycled polyester, Nau’s pullover-style “Allee” features 650-fill goose down, a drawcord funnel neck, and two front hand pockets…

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Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario: "Profit Isn't the Only Measure of Success"

“Most businesses make decisions in the vacuum of profit. Having grown up in finance, I say this with some gravity because I’ve experienced it. “If you’re making…

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Conventional Goose Down is "Scary Business," Says Patagonia

Alicia Silverstone isn’t the only one who thinks that conventional down is for the birds. An animated short from Patagonia will make you question what the pluck’s going on…

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