Planet Health Above All Else
At its core, Patagonia is a company that values adventure and curiosity in nature, so when the planet started suffering, they knew they had a responsibility to be advocates on behalf of those who can’t speak (I’m talking about the trees of course!). Patagonia wants our planet to be protected so future generations can enjoy the outdoors as much as we have:
“As the climate crisis deepens, we see a potential, even probable end to such moments, and so we’re fighting to save them. We donate our time, services and at least 1 percent of our sales to help hundreds of grassroots organizations all over the world so that they can remain vigilant, and protect what’s irreplaceable. At the same time, we know that we risk saving a tree only to lose the forest—a livable planet. As the loss of biodiversity, arable soils, coral reefs and fresh water all accelerate, we are doing our best to address the causes, and not just symptoms, of global warming.
Staying true to our core values during forty-plus years in business has helped us create a company we’re proud to run and work for. To stay in business for at least forty more, we must defend the place we all call home.”
Not only does Patagonia help with the environment, but they also work hard to promote fair labor practices in all their factories and mills to ensure that migrant workers are safe, and that fabrics are being used sustainably.