Our mission is to build the best product — quality clothing and gear that lasts you for years. But if you are not satisfied with one of our products at the time you receive it, or if one of our products does not perform to your satisfaction, you may return it to us for a repair, replacement or refund.
When the mercury dips, then drops, the only cold that should force you inside should involve a box of tissues and some heavy-duty decongestants.
For everything else, there's the Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody, a soft, stretchy, revolutionary layer that'll keep you comfortable (not roasting) during stop-and-go winter missions.
The Nano-Air Hoody is a part of Patagonia's Opportunist Essentials: Key, enduring pieces for any kit, any activity.
“The natural world was our home. We were like the wild species living at the edge of an ecosystem — adaptable, resilient, and tough.”
Our goal is to reduce the adverse social and environmental impacts of our products and to make sure they are produced under safe, fair, legal and humane working conditions throughout the supply chain.
By choosing renewable natural rubber from hevea trees grown in the highlands of Guatemala, we're reducing CO2 emissions by up to ~80% when compared to conventional, nonrenewable neoprene — causing less harm to the planet we love and the oceans that give us waves to ride.
When we scrutinized fabric fibers to determine their environmental impact, we figured cotton was "pure" and "natural", made from a plant. We were right about the plant. As it happens, very little is pure or natural about cotton when it is raised conventionally. We learned this in the early 1990s when we started looking more closely into our cotton supply chains...
“We needed to blur the distinction between work and play and family.”
The environmental crisis has reached a critical tipping point. Without commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, defend clean water and air, and divest from dirty technologies, humankind as a whole will destroy our planet’s ability to repair itself. At Patagonia, the protection and preservation of the environment isn’t what we do after hours. It’s part of our everyday work.
The Footprint Chronicles® examines Patagonia's life and habits as a company. The goal is to use transparency about our supply chain to help us reduce our adverse social and environmental impacts — and on an industrial scale. We've been in business long enough to know that when we can reduce or eliminate a harm, other businesses will be eager to follow suit.
One of the most responsible things we can do as a company is to make high-quality stuff that lasts for years and can be repaired, so you don't have to buy more of it.
The Worn Wear program celebrates the stories we wear, keeps your gear in action longer and provides an easy way to recycle Patagonia garments when they’re beyond repair.
It's not easy to lighten the environmental impact of a trusted technical piece like the Nano Puff® Jacket without sacrificing performance, but we never stop trying. That’s why we challenged our partners at PrimaLoft to develop the new PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Eco: 55% recycled polyester insulation with 100% performance. Using this fill in our Nano Puff styles will save more than 2 million plastic bottles from the landfill in the first year alone. And beginning in 2017, PrimaLoft will replace all of its Gold Insulation, anywhere it’s used, with the new 55% recycled Gold Eco. When companies come together to compound benefits to the environment, everybody wins.
After many years of giving money to activists, we realized that if we could share profits, we could also supply time and muscle. Many Patagonia employees were inspired by the work of the grassroots activists we supported, so in 1993 we created the Patagonia Employee Internship Program...
1% for the Planet connects businesses, consumers, and nonprofits, empowering all of us to drive big, positive change. In an uncertain world, these connections allow you and me to do more for our big blue planet than we can alone.
“Most of the damage we cause to the planet is the result of our own ignorance”
We began making recycled polyester from plastic soda bottles in 1993 — the first outdoor clothing manufacturer to transform trash into fleece. It was a positive step toward a more sustainable system–one that uses fewer resources, discards less and better protects people's health.
Like polyester, nylon fiber is made from petroleum. Although we've been substituting non-recycled polyester for recycled versions for 20 years, only in the last five have we begun swapping out non-recycled nylon for its recycled replacement. For some reason locked deep in polymer chemistry, nylon is more difficult to recycle than polyester. After years of research, development, and testing, we're finally finding some recycled nylon fibers that are suitable for apparel and can pass our rigorous tests of manufacturability and product quality.
“We were rebels from the consumer culture”
This means we trace the source of our down from parent farm to apparel factory to help ensure that the birds are not force-fed or live-plucked. The Traceable Down Standard provides the highest assurance of animal welfare in the apparel industry, we began working in 2007 to achieve this...
B Lab is a nonprofit organization based in Pennsylvania that certifies B Corporations, in the way TransFair certifies Fair Trade coffee or USGBC certifies LEED buildings. The B stands for “benefit”, and refers to benefiting workers, the community and the environment. Patagonia was the first California company to sign up for B certification, in January, 2012, joining over 500 certified B Corporations in 60 different industries.
We can no longer pass through or visit remote wild places and trust they will remain that way. Patagonia's friends have always brought us news of places they loved that are threatened. Patagonia is committed to bringing our resources and connections to bear on these threats to wildness, far and wide. We all have a chance to make a difference. Take a stand.
Patagonia — as well as other high-quality outdoor outerwear suppliers — for years relied on a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) of a certain chemistry (described below) to bead up, then disperse, surface moisture from rainwear. It is necessary, even in a waterproof jacket, to prevent surface saturation. A soggy surface creates a clammy, wet-feeling next-to-skin climate even where water does not actually penetrate the surface.
Much has been written about the effects of plastic on the marine environment, from the Texas-sized Great Pacific garbage patch, to bottles expelled from cruise ships washed up on the beach, to "ghost" nets and weirs abandoned by factory-sized trawlers, and more. A new report on marine plastics was presented at the World Economic Forum earlier this year.
“What if we shopped to live, instead of lived to shop?”
“Most of the damage we cause to the planet is the result of our own ignorance.”
“What we take, how and what we make, what we waste, is in fact a question of ethics.”
“You have to be true to yourself; you have to know your strengths and limitations and live within your means”
A tightly integrated layering system — from baselayer to belay parka — for moving efficiently through the earth's least-forgiving environments.
“Up here, my world is reduced to the funnel of my cinched hood. My kit absolutely has to keep me dry, warm...
it has to keep me safe.”
— Steve House
Alpine Climbing Ambassador
Let My People Go Surfing is the portrait of a young man who found escape by scaling the world's highest peaks, of an innovator who used his father's tools to fashion equipment that changed climbing forever, of an entrepreneur who brought doing good to the heart of his business. In addition, it is a blueprint for all facets of responsible business, from design and production, to marketing and human resources.
“Three wonderful books rolled into one: a moving autobiography, the story of a unique business,
and a detailed blueprint for hope.”
— Jared Diamond, author of 'Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse', and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
“When I die and go to hell, the devil is going to make me the marketing director for a cola company.”
“Striving to make the best quality product is the reason we got into business.”
“The more you know the less you need.”