Through environmental & social responsibility and transparency, Patagonia is committed to not only being a responsible business, but one that leads positive change.
As a founding member of the FairLabour Association
, Patagonia promotes fair labour practices and safe working conditions throughout its supply chain. They stay accountable to consumers by communicating this information on product pages and disclosing their finished goods supplier list.
Patagonia uses environmentally friendly materials to make their clothes. These include organic cotton, Tencell® lyocell, hemp and natural rubber. They map supply chains to the farm level and, whenever possible, rely on certifications such asNSF Traceable Down Standard and Fair Trade to confirm that farms they use meet their strict standards.
Since 1985, Patagonia has pledged 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. In 2002, they co-founded 1% for the Planet, to encourage others to do the same.