“We’re in business to save our home planet. We aim to use the resources we have - our business, our investments, our voice and our imaginations - to do something about it.”
— Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia Founder
When it comes to Patagonia we are big fans of theirs. When you take a closer look at what they do (see below) they are more than just another clothing supplier. With over 40 years in business Patagonia are one of the biggest names in the outdoors and this includes running. They are climate and environmental activists that make clothing and equipment for a Worldwide market.
- Patagonia clothing is made to be durable, repairable and highly functionable. They will even repair your old Patagonia kit so that it doesn't end up in landfill.
- They make to order - when it is gone it is gone. Again this cuts down on waste and ensures the supply chain knows how much they are making with out over production. This also helps ensure jobs and fair pay for all workers.
- Many of the items made for runners are either made from 100% recycled content or a high percentage. Most of their clothing can be recycled - especially if you send it back to them.
So when it comes to kit that works, Patagonia are up there with the best. When it comes to social and environmental solutions they are up there with the very best. Some feel that by wearing Patagonia that they are making a real statement and this should go beyond a logo on a cotton tee.
If you haven't already you should give Patagonia a try, you won't be dissapointed plus you'll be giving 1% For the Planet.
Spring and Summer 2020
|Airchaser Tee||Airchaser Tee||Cool Run Tee||Run Vest|
|Strider Pro Short||Strider Pro Short||Nine Trail Short||Nine Trail Short|
Patagonia and Environmental Responsibility
The textiles industry contributes 1.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalents into our air every year. The clothing and footwear industries in particular are responsible for around 10% of global greenhouse gases emitted in the entire world. Manufacturing, shipping, using and disposing of garments has a significant impact on the planet and is only increasing as our consumption patterns continue to grow.
Patagonia is part of this industry, and our entire business is implicated in its impacts. We rely on water, chemicals and fossil fuels across our supply chain—growing cotton, making polyester thread derived from petroleum, weaving and dyeing fabrics, and transporting jackets to the people who order them across the globe.
For years, we have been working throughout our value chain to reduce our environmental footprint. We hope to inspire a movement of businesses looking to do the same.
Where We Are
We partner with other companies across the globe to manufacture and transport our products. We work closely with our partners to mitigate the environmental harm of producing clothes and hold our suppliers (and ourselves) to the highest environmental standards. We have switched many of our materials and processes to alternatives that carry a lower impact. We do this not because it’s necessarily demanded of us, but because it’s the right thing to do. We set a high bar for ourselves and work rigorously with our partners to find solutions to the hardest questions in the industry.
Over the years, we have employed several programs to investigate and manage our environmental impact across our business, from our farms to our stores, such as the Regenerative-Organic Certification and the use of bluesign.
- By 2025, we will be 100% carbon neutral across our entire supply chain. We will do this by reducing our footprint, investing in impactful renewable projects and purchasing certified carbon offsets.
- By 2025, all our apparel products will be made from 100% recycled, reclaimed, or renewable resources.
- By 2025, our packaging will be 100% reusable, home compostable, renewable, or easily recyclable.
- By 2030, 100% of the cotton and hemp fiber used in our line will be Regenerative Organic Certified.
To read the Accelerate appproach to business and the environment click Here >>