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The New Micro Puff Hoody Is Patagonia’s Lightest, Most Packable Insulated Jacket Ever

 

After nearly a decade of reimagining the limits of synthetic insulation, Patagonia has developed the Micro Puff Hoody, the lightest, most packable insulated jacket the company has ever created, offering the best properties of down and synthetic insulations in an ultralight package. Patagonia has achieved a previously unattained balance of warmth, weight and compressibility by using PlumaFill, an innovative synthetic insulation, combined with a unique patent-pending construction technique that prevents shifting and clumping over the life of the garment.

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PATAGONIA RELEASES LINE OF WORKWEAR MADE WITH NEW IRON FORGE HEMP™ CANVAS

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PATAGONIA RELEASES LINE OF WORKWEAR MADE WITH NEW IRON FORGE HEMP™ CANVAS

Patagonia Workwear uses a blend of industrial hemp, recycled polyester and organic cotton
that is 25 percent more abrasion resistant than conventional cotton duck canvas.

VENTURA, California—Today, Patagonia is launching a line of workwear made with Iron Forge Hemp™ canvas, a new blend of industrial hemp, recycled polyester and organic cotton that is more durable, abrasion resistant and comfortable off the rack than conventional cotton duck canvas. With farmers, builders, ranchers, foresters and environmental activists in mind, Patagonia set out to build a collection of superior, function-specific workwear that uses less harmful materials and withstands the rigors of the field or the job site.

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PATAGONIA DONATES $150,000 TO PUNTA DE LOBOS THROUGH ITS PERSONAL SURF INFLATION VEST PATENT PROGRAM

PATAGONIA DONATES $150,000 TO PUNTA DE LOBOS THROUGH ITS PERSONAL SURF INFLATION VEST PATENT PROGRAM

In February, Patagonia announced that surf industry members using Patagonia’s patented PSI Vest technology could use it in exchange for a fee to benefit environmental causes.  As a result of this program, Patagonia will make its first donation of $150,000 to Fundacion Punta De Lobos.  This donation continues to close the gap needed to fully protect this iconic point.  The donation, in conjunction with Patagonia’s release of its PSI Vest to the public, continues Patagonia’s effort to change the surf industry.

Patagonia’s President and CEO Rose Marcario Responds to Secretary Zinke’s 45-Day Interim Report on Bears Ears National Monument

Despite months of rhetoric claiming his respect for Teddy Roosevelt's legacy of public lands protection, Secretary Zinke revealed he is just another politician looking to exploit and develop America’s public lands at the expense of our children and grandchildren. Secretary Zinke’s recommendation that the president shrink the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument ignores the law and public outcry, including over one million comments in support of monument status. Bears Ears holds irreplaceable cultural, ecological and recreational value and it needs our protection. If the president decides to usurp Congress’s authority and shrink the boundaries on his own, Patagonia will take legal action to defend our public lands. We hope everyone who cares about public lands will continue to let their voices be heard.  – Rose Marcario, President and CEO, Patagonia

PATAGONIA CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF TRUCKEE RIVER CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN RENO

Patagonia’s Reno distribution, repair and customer service center has grown to nearly 500 employees, and so has demand for on-site childcare services. This week, Patagonia celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded Truckee River Child Development Center (TRCDC) with an event featuring Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Patagonia’s president and CEO Rose Marcario, and Patagonia’s VP of public engagement, Rick Ridgeway.

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ROSE MARCARIO STATEMENT ON TRUMP NATIONAL MONUMENTS EXECUTIVE ORDER

Less than 24 hours after joining with our industry to celebrate the economic power of outdoor recreation, in a hypocritical move, the Trump administration took unprecedented steps that could result in the removal of protections for treasured public lands. We take this as a sign that Trump and his team prefer to cater to fossil fuel interests and state land grabs for unsustainable development, rather than preserve a vital part of our nation’s heritage for future generations by protecting federal lands owned by every citizen.  

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STATEMENT IN DEFENSE OF BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT FROM ROSE MARCARIO, PRESIDENT AND CEO, PATAGONIA, INC.

VENTURA, Calif. — The Trump administration’s unprecedented reversal of protections for Bears Ears National Monument is an egregious violation of our shared American values. It is an affront to all of us who enjoy and benefit from the preservation of our nation’s most treasured publicly owned landscapes, and to the Native American communities for whom the land is sacred.

Moreover, it’s unlawful.  A U.S. president has no authority to remove national monument protection under the Antiquities Act and that is why we, along with our conservation partners, are suing to challenge the President’s authority under the Antiquities Act to remove Bears Ears’ national monument protections.

For us, this is also a moral issue at the center of our company’s longstanding environmental commitments. The Trump administration, as stewards of America’s federal public lands for current and future generations, has an obligation to protect pristine wild places like Bears Ears that have such unique and irreplaceable cultural, ecological and recreational value. It’s appalling that members of the Trump administration have spent almost zero time getting to know Native American leaders and Utah communities near Bears Ears before deciding to remove National Monument status and the protections it provides.

Protecting Bears Ears is also an economic imperative for our country. Patagonia is part of a thriving outdoor recreation economy that employs 6.1 million Americans, which means our industry supports more than twice as many U.S. jobs than oil and natural gas.  Areas in the West that contain protected federal lands grow faster than those without—including in Utah, where the creation of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 1996 led to a 38 percent increase in jobs over two decades in the two surrounding counties. Removing protections for Bears Ears and other vital federal lands severely threatens the entire outdoor industry and our ability to sustain the enormous and growing economy driven by outdoor recreation.  

Patagonia, along with millions of Americans who believe in the value of protected public lands, will continue to fight for the protection of Bears Ears National Monument and other treasured wild places for the economic and intrinsic benefit of our country and its citizens.

About Patagonia
Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia is an outdoor company based in Ventura, California. A certified B Corp, Patagonia’s mission is to build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. The company is recognized internationally for its commitment to authentic product quality and environmental activism, contributing over $82 million to date in grants and in-kind donations to date.

THIS IS BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT

THIS IS BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT

Patagonia’s most recent initiative to protect Bears Ears National Monument is a collection of interactive 360-degree films highlighting the cultural and recreational significance of the threatened region in Southeastern Utah. In This is Bears Ears National Monument, powered by Google’s 360 technology, Patagonia’s ten short films create an experience of total immersion through the storytelling of Native American tribal leaders and outdoor athletes. The film experience concludes with a call-to-action to Secretary Zinke, asking him to stand up for public lands and defend Bears Ears National Monument.

THE NEW PATAGONIA DOWN SLEEPING BAG—45 YEARS IN THE MAKING

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THE NEW PATAGONIA DOWN SLEEPING BAG—45 YEARS IN THE MAKING

Patagonia’s new 850 Down Sleeping Bag is inspired by the bag Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard built for himself 45 years ago—a simple mummy-style bag with overstuffed channels and a center-front zipper that let him tie in at belays, cook at bivies, move around without the bag twisting and have consistent loft, trip after trip. Inspired, Patagonia set out to create its first sleeping bag, an updated version of Yvon’s innovative bag. The new 850 Down Sleeping Bag is an elegant, real-world bag built with the best available materials and 45 years of down-construction expertise.

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PATAGONIA TO RELEASE PATENTED PERSONAL SURF INFLATION VEST FOR BIG WAVE SURFERS THIS SPRING

Patagonia spent more than five years researching, developing and testing its Personal Surf Inflation (PSI) Vest for big wave surfing, and in 2014, received a United States patent for the innovations included in the PSI Vest. Today, the company announced it will bring the PSI Vest to market this spring for surfers who have met certain qualifications. Patagonia will also share this groundbreaking technology with other manufacturers in exchange for licensing fees that Patagonia will donate to help save Punta de Lobos, an iconic and endangered Chilean surf break. 

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PATAGONIA TO RELOCATE PORTLAND, OREGON STORE TO HISTORIC BURNSIDE

Patagonia is relocating its Portland, Oregon retail store to a new location in the Burnside area of downtown. The new building, which is set in a high-traffic district, has large street-facing windows where the company plans to showcase its environmental and social activism campaigns. Patagonia Portland has a long and rich history of community involvement and environmental activism, hosting in-store community events and giving $352,000 to local environmental groups since 2002. Recent campaigns such as Fair Trade, Denim is a Filthy Business, and Vote Our Planet have resonated well in the Portland community and the new store will allow Patagonia a more prominent space to talk about important social and environmental issues.

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PATAGONIA TO WITHDRAW FROM OUTDOOR RETAILER IN RESPONSE TO GOV. HERBERT’S DECISION TO RESCIND BEARS EARS PROTECTION

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PATAGONIA TO WITHDRAW FROM OUTDOOR RETAILER IN RESPONSE TO GOV. HERBERT’S DECISION TO RESCIND BEARS EARS PROTECTION

“Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a resolution on Friday urging the Trump administration to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument, making it clear that he and other Utah elected officials do not support public lands conservation nor do they value the economic benefits - $12 billion in consumer spending and 122,000 jobs – that the outdoor recreation industry brings to their state. Because of the hostile environment they have created and their blatant disregard for Bears Ears National Monument and other public lands, the backbone of our business, Patagonia will no longer attend the Outdoor Retailer show in Utah and we are confident other outdoor manufacturers and retailers will join us in moving our investment to a state that values our industry and promotes public lands conservation.“ – Rose Marcario, President and CEO, Patagonia, Inc.

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PATAGONIA WINS CIRCULAR ECONOMY MULTINATIONAL AWARD AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING IN DAVOS

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PATAGONIA WINS CIRCULAR ECONOMY MULTINATIONAL AWARD AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING IN DAVOS

Yesterday the World Economic Forum’s Community of Young Global Leaders, in collaboration with Accenture Strategy (NYSE: ACN), awarded Patagonia with the Accenture Strategy Award for Circular Economy Multinational at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters. This award recognizes the notable contributions Patagonia has made to the circular economy, driving innovation and growth, while reducing dependence on scarce natural resources.

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TOGETHER WE CAN DEFEND OUR PUBLIC LANDS

This open letter expresses the view of more than 100 leaders of large and small businesses in the outdoor industry, which contributes more than $650 billion annually to the U.S. economy, generates $80 billion in tax revenue and employs more than 6 million people. Together, we represent a huge range of activities - from hiking to hunting and camping to conservation. 

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THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY LOVES UTAH; DOES UTAH LOVE THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY?

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THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY LOVES UTAH; DOES UTAH LOVE THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY?

Every year, millions of people visit public lands in Utah to climb, hike, ski, hunt and a heck of a lot more. I’ve skied, climbed and fished the wild streams of wild Utah for years. The American people own these lands – and Utah reaps the rewards. Every year, outdoor recreation in Utah drives $12 million in consumer spending and supports 122,000 jobs across the state.  Sure, we use these lands for energy and grazing and other things too. But access to the outdoors is the reason why so many of my friends consider Utah the ultimate place to live

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TIN SHED VENTURES: FUNDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF RESPONSIBLE BUSINESSES

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TIN SHED VENTURES: FUNDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF RESPONSIBLE BUSINESSES

At Patagonia, we believe making great products, earning a profit and protecting our planet are not mutually exclusive objectives. That’s why, in 2013, we launched an investment fund to help like-minded start-ups on a similar mission. Today, we’re announcing a new name for the fund: Tin Shed Ventures (formally $20 Million & Change). We will continue our history of funding, mentoring and connecting entrepreneurs that use business to address environmental problems, just under a new name.

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