We’ve recently released “What’s Done in Our Name?,” the first in a three-part video series called Work in Progress that examines larger social and environmental issues we grapple with as a company.
”What’s Done in Our Name” directly addresses what we do to monitor the labor practices of the overseas factories that make our goods.
The launch of this video comes at a time when Americans
are concerned about the further decline of domestic manufacturing. It should be
no surprise that a video focusing on overseas production has sparked a number
of customers to ask why we simply don’t make more of our goods in
Below, we highlight one of these e-mails as well as a
response from a long-time
We welcome your contribution to this exchange – as well as other thoughts you have about responsible business practices. It's our hope that as the discussion unfolds it will enrich our continued examination of our corporate life – and help us do what we do better and with less harm to the environment and the social fabric.
Subject: Comments on the Footprint Chronicles
Patagonia often touts environmental responsibility and claims to have an environmentally-conscious business model yet virtually every single product that Patagonia sells through its catalog is produced overseas. This is despite the fact that the vast majority of Patagonia customers live in the United States.