Patagonia sells all the clothing and gear you need for outdoor adventures to even the coldest parts of the world!
All about Patagonia
Patagonia, also called Patagonia, Inc., is an outdoor apparel and gear retailer that focuses on selling eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable clothing options. Their name is inspired by the Patagonia region in southern Argentina and Chile, home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. That's where their logo comes from - it's one of the most famous mountains in the region, Monte Fitz Roy.
Buying high-quality gear and clothing doesn't always come cheap, but there are ways you can save on your purchase. Your first stop should be to check out the "Patagonia Web Specials" on their website, patagonia.com, which often has especially good prices for those shopping online. You can select whether you're shopping for men's, women's, or kids' clothing or gear and packs. And don't forget to save them as one of your favorite here on Tiendeo so we can keep you up to speed on all the latest offers!
The history of Patagonia
Patagonia was founded in 1957 by rock climber Yvon Chouinard, who started selling gear for rock climbing. At the time, it was done through his already existing company called Choninard Equipment. The store had to file for bankruptcy after a lawsuit in 1989.
But, the company managed to hold on to its clothing goods and rebranded as Patagonia, a name which had been used for their clothing previously. Today, it's one of the most popular places to buy outdoor goods and clothes.
Patagonia has a firm comittment to sustainability
There are lots of different programs that Patagonia runs and participates in as part of its comittment to sustainability and eco-friendly practices.
One of them is One Percent for the Planet, started in 2002. The aim is that 1% of the proceeds from all of their sales go towards organizations that work to improve the environment.
Another is the Common Threads Initiative, which aims to take care of the products the company produces for their entire life cycles. In 2005, they decided to try to make every single one of their products recyclable. They also have programs where customers can repair and reuse their items. You can also take back any Patagonia item that has a Common Threads label, and the company will ship it out to be turned inot a brand-new product.
Among the programs they support include the Conservation Alliance, the World Trout Iniative, the Organic Exchange, and Environmental Internships.