The Patagonia story
There are only a few brands in the world who are as committed to environmental protection and sustainability as Patagonia. Especially in the textile industry such companies are seldom shown. Patagonia products not only have the highest quality standards, but also contribute to environmental protection through their many recyclable materials and their "Worn Wear" campaign. All products from Patagonia are also made in fairtrade.
When the company founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard began climbing in 1953, he first thought of technical as fashionable aspects of this sport. That's why Chouinard made hooks from 1957 onwards and pleaded at that time for "clean climbing" - the rock should be preserved in its original form and not be altered by the climbers. This philosophy should also apply from the beginning of the 1970s to the first garments of Patagonia. It was important that these should be well insulated, dried quickly and, above all, made sustainable. In technologies such as Capilene and Synchilla, this idea is still reflected today. While Patagonia has long been known for its exceptional quality in outdoor and climbing circles, more and more people from the mountains know the brand.
The Patagonia philosophy
There are only a few brands in the world that are so dedicated to environmental protection and sustainability as Patagonia. Especially in the textile industry such companies are sparsely sown. Patagonia products not only have the highest quality standards, they also contribute to environmental protection through their many different recyclable materials, from down and nylon to polyester and cotton. However, environmentally friendly production technologies such as Organic Cotton or Yulex - a plant for the production of wetsuits - are also used. For recycling waste, use REFIBRA ™ Lyocell - a fabric made from 80% recycled wood and 20% recycled cotton. Another program that is very important to the brand is "Worn Wear" - where everyone has the opportunity to have their broken product repaired either by themselves or through a Patagonia dealer. Nothing is more environmentally friendly and sustainable than the product you do not buy!
- Make the best product.
- Do not forget your roots.
- Do not cause unnecessary damage.
- Use your business to protect the environment.
- We are not bound by any conventions. [/column_left]
Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia[/column_left]
"Over the past 30 years, we have made many mistakes, but we have never left our path for a long time, although we have only seen Patagonia as a means to rid ourselves of the limitations of traditional hardware hardware business, We have been able to keep the sense of what is essential and to be successful in it. We still love climbing and surfing - sports that involve risks in which you have to be part of your body and soul We can not make it so far and know how to produce mediocre products, and we must not close our eyes from the damage that is caused by the fact that we are not able to do so We all together on our unique earth. "