Patagonia

Patagonia’s Worn Wear vehicle travels to different locations to offer repairs on-the-spot.

Retail

The Repair Economy Gains Momentum

An estimated $500 billion worth of clothing that is barely worn and rarely recycled is lost annually. In simpler math, the average U.S. citizen throws away 70 lbs. of clothing each year.

clock June 14, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Looks from The North Face Ventrix line.

Fashion Scoops

The North Face Kicks Off Pilot Program for Renewed Apparel

The test program is in step with VF Corp.’s plans to be more of a consumer-facing company.

clock June 7, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Tamara Mellon

Designer and Luxury

Tamara Mellon’s Benefits Package

The designer supports women’s initiatives, from diversity in leadership to pay equity.

clock May 10, 2018Sharon Edelson

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Legal

Patagonia Wants Copycat Bumper Stickers Off the Road

The outdoorsy brand is suing a Wyoming company over stickers its says look similar to Patagonia’s long-used logo.

clock April 6, 2018Kali Hays

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

Retail

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

Financial

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

Bears Ears

Legal

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

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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

Legal

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

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