Patagonia is an outdoor clothing manufacturer for silent sports: climbing, surfing, skiing and snowboarding, fly fishing, and trail running. The company was founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973. Patagonia logo is the outline of Mount Fitz Roy in the border between Chile and Argentina (Patagonia).
Patagonia appreciates that all life on earth is under threat of extinction. They aim to use the resources they have—business, investments, voice, and imaginations—to do something about it.
- Patagonia pledges at least one percent of sales or 10 percent of pre-tax profits – whichever is more to environmental groups.
- Patagonia is aiming to use 100% recycled or renewable materials in its production in the future. The current percentage is 69%.
- In 1994, Patagonia made the decision to take a stand against chemically intensive cotton and switch to organically grown cotton throughout the line.
- In an attempt to improve the lives of those who make Patagonia products, they offer 192 styles that are Fair Trade Certified for sewing.
- Part of the production is Bluesign®certified
- Read more Patagonia corporate responsibility from their site.