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European fashion companies below par on sustainability work Michelle Russell | 16 Dec 20

Only three out of 100 European fashion brands – Patagonia, The North Face, and Levi's – are on their way to a sustainable business model, according to a new survey, which found most of the remaining brands all achieved "abysmal" scores.

Patagonia names new CEO and brand chief Beth Wright | 28 Sep 20

Patagonia has announced a leadership shake-up that includes the appointment of Ryan Gellert as CEO of holding company Patagonia Works and Jenna Johnson as head of Patagonia Inc, where she will lead the company's apparel and equipment division.

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario steps down Beth Wright | 12 Jun 20

Rose Marcario is departing as president and CEO of outdoor apparel brand Patagonia after 12 years with the company.

Patagonia recrafts old garments into new apparel Beth Wright | 15 Nov 19

Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia has launched a new collection of "one-of-a-kind" apparel in which each item is remade in the US from other Patagonia clothes that are beyond repair. 

Patagonia waterproof shells all recycled and Fair Trade Michelle Russell | 18 Oct 19

Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia says all of its waterproof shells are now made with recycled materials and sewn in Fair Trade Certified factories.

Patagonia launches worn goods for credit exchange scheme Hannah Abdulla | 17 Jun 19

Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia has launched a scheme which gives customers store and online credit in exchange for their used Patagonia goods, in a bid to boost circularity in the industry.

Patagonia to donate US$10m tax break to environmental NGOs Beth Wright | 29 Nov 18

Outdoor clothing brand Patagonia has announced it will give away the US$10m in unplanned cash it saw as a result of what it called "last year's irresponsible tax cut" to environmental groups.

Patagonia adds odour control to product line-up Beth Wright | 2 Nov 18

Outdoor clothing brand Patagonia is expanding its partnership with Swiss speciality textile effects company HeiQ by adding the firm's Fresh Tech odour control technology to its autumn 2019 collection.

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.

Inditex, Adidas and Patagonia top ethical report Beth Wright | 20 Apr 17

Spanish clothing giant Inditex, German sportswear giant Adidas and US outdoor brand Patagonia have topped a new report ranking the efforts companies are taking to address forced labour, child labour and exploitation in their supply chains.

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.





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