PATAGONIA'S MISSION:

WE'RE IN BUSINESS TO SAVE OUR HOME PLANET.

PATAGONIA'S REASON FOR BEING:

At Patagonia, we appreciate that all life on earth is under threat of extinction. We aim to use the resources we have—our business, our investments, our voice and our imaginations—to do something about it.

 

Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Alpinism remains at the heart of a worldwide business that still makes clothes for climbing—as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, mountain biking and trail running. These are silent sports. None require an engine; rarely do they deliver the cheers of a crowd. In each, reward comes in the form of hard-won grace and moments of connection with nature.

As the climate crisis deepens, we see a potential, even probable end to such moments, and so we’re fighting to save them. We donate our time, services and at least 1 percent of our sales to help hundreds of grassroots organizations all over the world so that they can remain vigilant, and protect what’s irreplaceable. At the same time, we know that we risk saving a tree only to lose the forest—a livable planet. As the loss of biodiversity, arable soils, coral reefs and fresh water all accelerate, we are doing our best to address the causes, and not just symptoms, of global warming.

 

Staying true to our core values during forty-plus years in business has helped us create a company we're proud to run and work for. To stay in business for at least forty more, we must defend the place we all call home.

WORN WEAR

Patagonia’s Worn Wear program encourages customers to repair broken clothing, trade in pieces no longer worn, buy used stuff, and recycle anything that’s all worn out.

E-FIBERS

To minimize harm, Patagonia makes many products with organic and reclaimed cotton; recycled polyester, nylon, wool and down; hemp, TENCEL® lyocell and Yulex® natural rubber.

Answer with Action

Patagonia Action Works connects individuals and grassroots organizations to bring about positive change on behalf of the planet.

1% FOR THE PLANET

Through their membership in 1% for the Planet®, they’ve donated over $90 million to thousands of environmental groups working for positive change in their own backyards.

B CORP®

Patagonia became a Certified B Corp® in 2011, which means their company’s overall environmental and social performance is measured and independently verified by a third party—B Lab.

TIN SHED VENTURES®

Tin Shed Ventures is Patagonia’s corporate venture capital fund, which invests in start-ups that offer solutions to the environmental crisis.

FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED

SEWN STYLES

Every piece of Fair Trade Certified™ sewn clothing Patagonia sells earns the workers who make them a premium for their labor.

ANSWER WITH ACTION

Patagonia Action Works connects individuals and grassroots organizations to bring about positive change on behalf of the planet.