Patagonia, known worldwide for its quality outdoor clothing and accessories, has set
itself the goal of doing everything within its power to protect life on our planet.
This means investing not only time and effort, but also developing sustainable
products and donating at least 1% of its profits to environmental organisations,
while encouraging others to do the same. Patagonia realises that it's only
together we can preserve our beautiful world for future generations.
Environmental & Social Responsibility at Patagonia
The Activist Company
1% FOR THE PLANET
Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, together with Craig Mathews founded the
organization 1% for the Planet in 2002: an international network of companies
committed to donating one percent of their annual sales to environmental protection.
Since its foundation in 1985, Patagonia has supported various environmental
organisations, donating either one percent of their annual turnover or 10 percent of
their profit, depending on which amount is greater. By 2019, an impressive $89m had
been collected. The aim of this non-profit association is to motivate companies and
individuals to make their own contribution to environmental protection.
Vjosa Forever is about the long struggle for the future of
this unique river system. It's marked by uncertainty and
opportunism, but also by hope for the creation of the Vjosa
National Park, the first of its kind in Europe. A pawn of
political upheaval, many fear that this "Queen of
Europe" remains in danger. That's why people
everywhere have an obligation to stand up for the Vjosa and
ensure that it always remains as wild as it is. You can help
create the first wild river national park in Europe by
sharing this video and supporting the #VjosaNationalParkNow
initiative on a political level as well.
Patagonia – environmentally aware as a matter of course
Patagonia started life in the 1950s as a small company selling specialist climbing equipment from the back of van and has grown to be one of the world’s biggest suppliers of clothing and gear for climbers, hikers and all those who simply wish to get away from it all and spend quality time in the wilderness.
During the company’s journey to becoming a household name, Patagonia has remained true to one basic ideal; do least harm. All Patagonia outdoor clothing and gear, from manufacture to delivery, is created with preservation of the wilderness, care for the environment in general and fair, ethical treatment of all members of the Patagonia family as the top priorities. Patagonia clothing is designed by those who love the wilderness for those who love to explore the wild spaces that still remain.
Patagonia outdoor clothing and gear
Patagonia clothes keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Wherever you go, whatever you do, Patagonia clothing marks you out as someone who cares, not just about the world you live in, but about how you look and feel, pounding the trail or scaling that wall. A range of clothing meets the diverse needs of surfers seeking summer fun on the peaks of tropical waves, through snowboarders after a new rush of fulfillment to serious climbers with new summits to reach.
Patagonia knows that all business activity, from growing cotton to turning on a router, creates pollution and does some harm. To reduce harm done, as far as possible, Patagonia clothes are made from recycled materials. The company recognizes the need to use organic processes that minimize our impact on your environment. Patagonia means minimal use of pesticides, a safe work environment for all our staff and using sustainable resources whenever possible.
Patagonia has remained to its core values during more than thirty years in business and created a line of clothing and equipment that any who cares about their planet is proud wear. All the ethical standards in the world mean nothing unless they produce the best products and provide customers with a sense of security – environmental and ethical security, yes – but above all, the feeling that the shirt or sweater you wear will do its job. Your life may depend on it.
And it works. In a Patagonia Torrentshell jacket, you’ll feel good and you’ll look great.
From backpacks and kit bags, through T-shirts, vest tops to heavy weather gear that will keep you safe and dry in the most extreme conditions, Patagonia clothing is not just good for the environment, but it is stylish and affordable.
From the highest Andean mountains in to the most secluded Scottish lochs, huddled around a campfire with friends or dancing under the full moon with strangers, Patagonia means you care.