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

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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



Patagonia Creates High Alpine Kit for Extreme Climates

Each piece in the kit is patterned to work seamlessly with the next, creating flawless integration.

clock September 30, 2016Arthur Friedman


Government and Trade

Patagonia Puts $1 Million Behind Vote Our Planet Campaign

The goal of the campaign includes getting people registered to vote, informed about local and national issues, and inspired to vote for environmental priorities.

clock September 12, 2016Arthur Friedman

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Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard Revises ‘Let My People Go Surfing’

With a foreword by Naomi Klein, Yvon Chouinard revises his book on how to run a responsible business 11 years after its original publication.

clock September 2, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

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Outdoor Apparel Has Created the New ‘Khaki’ Pant for Work

The fast-growing category of outdoor apparel is quickly reinventing the look for office casual with hiking pants that are hit with consumers.

clock August 8, 2016Debra Borchardt


Patagonia Introduces First Wetsuits Made With Certified Natural Rubber

The entire line of Patagonia’s new high-performance wetsuits is made with natural rubber developed in partnership with Yulex.

clock August 2, 2016Arthur Friedman

Patagonia fair trade swim bikini top


Patagonia Expands Fair Trade Apparel Line to Swimwear for Spring 2017

Committed to paying workers a living wage, Patagonia adds swimwear and invites companies like REI to use fair trade-certified factories.

clock June 23, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

Nike Inc.'s Hannah Jones on the stage of Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Fashion Features

Future of Sustainability Shapes Up at Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Key themes were collaboration, innovation, and education at the event that drew 1,250 fashion industry delegates

clock May 14, 2016Laure Guilbault

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