PETA's "Fashion police" at work on the streets of New York.

Fashion Scoops

PETA’s ‘Fashion Police’ Write Tickets for Fur-Clad Pedestrians as NYFW Wraps Up

The animal rights group was looking to crack down on showgoers wearing animal skins.

clock February 14, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

LL Bean, Freeport, USA


L.L. Bean Ends Lifetime Return Guarantee

The mail-order retailer has instituted a one-year return policy.

clock February 9, 2018Jean E. Palmieri

Patagonia Action Works

Fashion Scoops

Patagonia Unveils Activist Networking Platform

The outdoor apparel company’s site links people with grassroots organizations.

clock February 7, 2018Kari Hamanaka

Miroslava DumaStreet style, Spring Summer, 2017 Haute Couture, Fashion Week, Paris, France - 24 Jan 2017


Patagonia Sees Sales Spike After Launching Fight With Trump

The activist-centric company’s new fight over public land seems to be doing well, judging by the business.

clock December 12, 2017Kali Hays

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Patagonia Part of Group Suing Trump on Decision to Shrink Bears Ears

The outdoor apparel company has joined a coalition seeking to stop the President’s decision to shrink the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument.

clock December 6, 2017Kari Hamanaka


Government and Trade

Patagonia Among Groups Threatening Legal Action to Protect Public Lands

CEO Rose Marcario spoke out against President Trump’s decision to shrink the boundaries of two national monuments.

clock December 4, 2017Kari Hamanaka

A large crowd turned out to toast Patagonia's new Seattle flagship in August.

Business Features

Creating Connections Is a Silver Bullet to Success

Companies such as Patagonia, Vans and Outdoor Voices have formed emotional bonds with their customers.

clock December 4, 2017Jean E. Palmieri

Rick Ridgeway, VP of Environmental Affairs for Patagonia, Inc.

Business Features

Patagonia: Sustainability Pioneer Presses On

The 44-year-old company has stayed the course with a mission that uses business as the tool to drive environmental responsibility.

clock October 24, 2017Kari Hamanaka

Miroslava DumaStreet style, Spring Summer, 2017 Haute Couture, Fashion Week, Paris, France - 24 Jan 2017


Patagonia Sues Over T-shirt With Copycat Logo

The outdoorsy company isn’t pleased with a “nearly identical copy” of its famed logo popping up on another brand’s goods.

clock August 22, 2017Kali Hays

Kelly Slater, Outerknown founder, in Fair Trade USA's campaign

Fashion Scoops

Kelly Slater, Shepard Fairey Featured in Fair Trade USA’s ‘We Wear Fair Trade’ Campaign

The surfer and Outerknown founder; the artist; ceos of Patagonia and Athleta and more star in Fair Trade USA’s “We Wear Fair Trade” campaign.

clock April 21, 2017Marcy Medina

Apparel spending represents just 19 percent of a teen's budget.

Business Features

Teens Love Nike, But Not So Much Under Armour, The North Face or Ralph Lauren

Brands that rose in the ranks this year were Adidas, Lululemon and Patagonia.

clock April 10, 2017Vicki M. Young

Patagonia staffers camped out in front of Fashion Institute of Technology's Student Center.

Fashion Scoops

Patagonia to Launch Worn Wear Web Site With Yerdle in April

In mid- to late-April, a Worn Wear web site will be launched for shoppers to learn how to receive gift certificates for future purchases by returning gently worn Patagonia garments.

clock March 3, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

An image from the Story of Stuff Project's new film.

Fashion Scoops

The Story of Stuff Project Targets Microfiber Pollution With New Video and Petition

“Noting the older our clothes get, the worse the problem can become,” the short claims there are 1.4 million trillion microfibers in the ocean, or 200 million for every person on the planet.

clock March 1, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg


Government and Trade

Retailers’ Boycott of Utah Leaves Outdoor Trade Show Looking Elsewhere

Brands like Patagonia and The North Face pulled out of the show over Utah’s attempts to get 1.3 million acres of public land handed back over to the state.

clock February 17, 2017Kali Hays

Fair Trade Factory

Government and Trade

Patagonia Expands Fair Trade Program

Patagonia has now scaled up its Fair Trade program from one factory and 11 styles in fall 2014 to six factories and 218 styles this fall.

clock October 13, 2016Arthur Friedman

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