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Patagonia guides to encourage B Corp Certification Michelle Russell | 31 Aug 18

Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia has partnered with a number of US academic institutions to produce three guides aimed at showing businesses the benefits of pursuing B Corp certification.


Patagonia reintroduces wool with responsible sourcing Michelle Russell | 27 Jun 18

US outdoor clothing giant Patagonia has reintroduced wool into its product lines after three years, with stricter sourcing rules now in place.


New organic certification programme launches Michelle Russell | 12 Mar 18

A new organic certification programme has launched, spearheaded by US outdoor clothing giant Patagonia, aimed at improving fairness for farmers and workers, as well as addressing animal welfare and ecological land management.


12 of the world's most innovative fashion companies Leonie Barrie | 26 Feb 18

Six apparel retailers have made it onto Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world's Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2018, while another six clothing specialists are seen as pioneers in the ‘Style’ category.


Patagonia digital platform to boost environmental activism Beth Wright | 8 Feb 18

US outdoor clothing giant Patagonia is to launch a new digital platform in a bid to connect customers with local grassroots organisations working to protect the planet.


Patagonia most popular fleece styles now Fair Trade Certified Beth Wright | 2 Nov 17

US outdoor brand Patagonia has extended its line-up of Fair Trade Certified products by switching its most popular fleece styles to the programme, taking the total number of its product line that is now Fair Trade Certified to 38%.


Adidas, Patagonia, Outerknown receive FLA accreditation Leonie Barrie | 20 Oct 17

Social compliance programmes developed by Adidas, Patagonia and Outerknown to uphold fair labour standards in their supply chains have been accredited by the Fair Labor Association (FLA).


Patagonia helps pioneer regenerative organic certification Beth Wright | 17 Oct 17

A new standard for regenerative organic agriculture, including cotton production, has been developed by a group of farmers, ranchers, non-profits, scientists, and brands – including outdoor apparel company Patagonia.


Patagonia launches online store for pre-owned pieces Hannah Abdulla | 4 Oct 17

Outdoor apparel company, Patagonia, has launched an online store where customers can buy previously-owned Patagonia gear at lower prices.


Patagonia and Archroma partner on sustainable dyes Beth Wright | 15 May 17

US outdoor clothing giant Patagonia has partnered with textile chemicals specialist Archroma on its latest capsule collection, which has seen the retailer experiment with a line of plant dyes sourced from 96% renewable resources.


Patagonia prepared to sue over national monuments order Michelle Russell | 3 May 17

US outdoor clothing giant Patagonia says it is prepared to take legal action against President Donald Trump for failing to preserve historic public lands.


Patagonia full swimwear line now Fair Trade Certified Beth Wright | 31 Mar 17

US outdoor brand Patagonia has extended its line-up of Fair Trade Certified products by switching its full swimwear line of 48 styles of men’s, women’s and kids’ board shorts and bikinis to the programme.


Patagonia and Polartec boycott US outdoor show Michelle Russell | 13 Feb 17

A number of US outdoor brands including Polartec and Patagonia have withdrawn from this year's Outdoor Retailer show in Utah in protest over the state government’s public land policy, which they say doesn't support conservation and ignores the industry's contribution to the economy.


Patagonia and HeiQ partner on DWR research Beth Wright | 7 Feb 17

US outdoor clothing brand Patagonia has joined forces with Swiss speciality textile effects company HeiQ on a strategic research partnership, designed to explore new ways for a sustainable textile finishing technology to achieve breathable and durable water repellence (DWR) with best-in-class performances.


Patagonia launching circular economy digital platform Michelle Russell | 19 Jan 17

US outdoor clothing brand Patagonia is to launch an e-commerce platform for its Worn Wear programme where it will sell used Patagonia clothing and gear online, sourced directly from its customers.


How to ensure sustainability is more than a slogan Wang Fangqing | 6 Dec 16

The annual Integral Conversation conference organised by Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Esquel Group this year heard how brands such as Patagonia are making sustainability more than a slogan.


Patagonia Re\collection based on recycled materials Beth Wright | 7 Nov 16

US outdoor clothing brand Patagonia has unveiled its latest sustainable offering: a ten-piece collection made from as many recycled materials as possible.


Patagonia invests in ecommerce platform Beth Wright | 27 Oct 16

US outdoor brand Patagonia has implemented an ecommerce platform to help it achieve higher levels of efficiency for sales process management and enterprise resource planning (ERP) integration, in keeping with the company’s focus on conservation and environmental stewardship.


Patagonia buys into Tencel made from cotton scraps Leonie Barrie | 19 Oct 16

Lenzing’s new closed-loop Tencel fibre based on waste cotton fabrics is to be used by outdoor clothing brand and retailer Patagonia, with the first products set to launch next spring.


Patagonia ramps up Fair Trade production Beth Wright | 13 Oct 16

US outdoor brand Patagonia is ramping up its relationship with Fair Trade USA, with a view to manufacturing 300 styles, approximately one-third of its products, in Fair Trade Certified factories next year.


Growing commitment to Responsible Wool Standard Beth Wright | 29 Sep 16

Textile Exchange has revealed more brands and suppliers are pledging their commitment to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), taking the total number of brands on board to 15.


Patagonia puts $1m into environment election vote Beth Wright | 20 Sep 16

As US citizens weigh up the pros and cons of Trump and Clinton, US outdoor brand Patagonia is taking matters into its own hands and investing around US$1m in a campaign designed to push the environment as a top election issue and support get-out-the-vote organisations.


Patagonia unveils world's first neoprene-free wetsuits Beth Wright | 4 Aug 16

Outdoor wear specialist Patagonia has unveiled the world's first neoprene-free wetsuits made with natural rubber from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified by the Rainforest Alliance.


Primaloft launches Gold Eco insulation with Patagonia Beth Wright | 2 Aug 16

Synthetic insulation manufacturer Primaloft has developed an eco-friendly version of its Primaloft Gold Insulation after being set a challenge by US outdoor brand Patagonia – which will use the product exclusively in its entire Nano Puff collection for a year.


Patagonia wool standard goes "above and beyond" Leonie Barrie | 28 Jul 16

Nearly a year after deciding to re-build its wool programme after an investigation exposed "extreme cruelty" at one of its main suppliers, US outdoor brand Patagonia has developed its own wool standard.


Patagonia joins calls to legalise industrial hemp farming Beth Wright | 31 May 16

Outdoor wear specialist Patagonia is joining calls for industrial hemp farming to be legalised in the United States, arguing that it has the potential to lower the environmental impacts of textile production, support small-scale farmers and create jobs in a wide variety of industries.


Fair Trade apparel programme reaching new heights Michelle Russell | 8 Mar 16

A fire that broke out at a factory in Bangladesh last month, and the impending third year anniversary of Rana Plaza, serves as a reminder that major safety concerns still exist for workers in the global apparel industry. But the proliferation of organisations working to offer tangible solutions proves that work is in progress, one of those being Fair Trade USA, whose apparel programme grew 358% in 2014. 


Brands update on hazardous chemicals found in clothing Katie Smith | 27 Jan 16

Outdoor wear brand Haglöfs has withdrawn a line of boots from sale after an investigation found they contained hazardous chemicals, while other brands have updated their own progress on reducing PFCs in outdoor clothing and footwear.


Hazardous chemicals found in outdoor wear brands Katie Smith | 25 Jan 16

Outdoor brands including The North Face, Patagonia and Mammut are being urged to eliminate all PFCs from their products and supply chains after the hazardous chemicals were discovered in their clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment. 


Top ten interviews on just-style in 2015... Katie Smith | 23 Dec 15

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were William E Connor, chairman and CEO of William E Connor & Associates; Patagonia's director of social & environmental responsibility Cara Chacon; Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group; and Esquel Group vice chairman and CEO John Cheh. 

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