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Patagonia Provisions Tsampa Soup. On Flipboard. Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard: Don't buy my products. Yvon Chouinard has never been a typical businessman.

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard: Don't buy my products

A mountain climber, surfer, fisherman and environmentalist, the founder of Patagonia is also known for telling customers not to buy his products. "I've always felt guilty about making consumer things. So I have a sense that it's my responsibility to help people wear them as long as possible," said Chouinard, whose company once took out a full-page ad in The New York Times that said: "Don't Buy This Jacket. " "You hear 'reuse, recycle,' stuff like that. You also have to consider refuse. Now Chouinard is taking another step toward helping his consumers become more environmentally sound. "I don't want people to give up on their clothes just because it has a little wear on it," said Cathy Averett, one of Patagonia's repair techs. Chouinard is a disciple of his own message, pointing out the shirt he is wearing is 10 years old. Original.

THE BUZZ: Eco Renegade – Planet Jackson Hole. Reveling in raw discussion with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard.

THE BUZZ: Eco Renegade – Planet Jackson Hole

Yvon Chouinard has introduced an environmentally focused business model that is testament to his deep-seated desire to protect the planet. (Photo: SHIFT) Jackson, WY – “Climate deniers are either dumbasses or crooks.” Such unadulterated words make Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard one of this newspaper’s favorite people to speak with. On the heels of Chouinard’s sold-out appearances for SHIFT Festival, an annual gathering and conference that focuses on the inextricable link between conservation and outdoor exploration, The Planet sat down with the environmentalist, outdoor enthusiast and architect of One Percent for The Planet. With Patagonia, 76-year-old Chouinard, an avid ice and rock climber, kayaker, fisherman, surfer and skier, has crafted a sustainable, eco-focused business model that is swimming against capitalistic currents.

Chouinard: There is only one way to lead and that is by example. Comments. On The Road. 10 maisons pour faire un break (2) - Les Others. Après le succès de notre première sélection de maisons pour faire un break, on revient juste avant le début du mois d’août pour vous en livrer une deuxième fournée.

10 maisons pour faire un break (2) - Les Others

La formule reste la même : préparez vos valises, éteignez vos portables et bon voyage ! Ile de Vega – Norvège. Mile for Mile: A Film About Trail Running and Conservation in Patagonia. The Thousand Year Journey: Oregon To Patagonia. #BrandCrush: 3 Reasons to Love (and Learn From) Patagonia. Patagonia started out as a company that made tools for climbers.

#BrandCrush: 3 Reasons to Love (and Learn From) Patagonia

They’ve proven their staying power over the years, evolving into an international multi-sport outdoors brand that champions a connection to the natural world. In a highly competitive market, this company has managed to stick to its ‘dirtbag’ roots, maintain its environmental values and grow into the fashion clothing space without trying to be a “fashion brand.” Here are 3 reasons to love, and learn from their journey: 1) They Know It’s Personal It’s not often you find a company encouraging you to NOT buy new clothing, especially when that’s how they make their money. The Thousand Year Journey: Oregon To Patagonia. Magazine〈B〉 38th Issue: Patagonia (Short Ver.) Patagonia on Vimeo. User Stats Profile Images User Bio Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.

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See what we do at External Links Following Related RSS Feeds Featured Videos TM + © 2015 Vimeo, LLC. Made with k in NYC. Patagonia et le coton bio, une histoire d'amour - Defined by the Line: The Fight to Protect Bears Ears. “Yucca sandals,” I say to myself.

Defined by the Line: The Fight to Protect Bears Ears

“How’d they do this move in yucca sandals?” The sandstone wall below me plunges 500 feet to the canyon bottom. To my right, I see a “moki step” pecked in the rock 800 years before. But the move to get my toe on that foothold is a legitimate boulder problem with no margin for error. “I should have gone climbing,” I mutter to myself. Even on the wild, sandy towers of the area, I would have at least had a rope. Somehow, I convince myself I can reverse this move safely. Sixty seconds later, I’m safely standing on a 30-foot-wide ledge, and I whisper a quiet message to the spirits of the place, expressing my intention to visit with respect. After softly exploring the ledge, leaving everything in its place, I sit down in front of the largest structure, feeling the warmth of the sun-heated sandstone contrast with the cool November air. Worn Wear - The Stories We Wear. Patagonia founder: Don't buy our products, repair old ones.

Worn Wear - The Stories We Wear — Painter’s Garb. Steve Kobak. Portland, Oregon.  ... Yvon Chouinard, le patron qu'on aimerait tous avoir. Parmi les entrepreneurs que j’admire et que je rêverais de rencontrer un jour, se place tout en haut des marches Yvon Chouinard, le fondateur de PATAGONIA, entreprise de vêtements et matériels d’alpinisme haut de gamme.

Yvon Chouinard, le patron qu'on aimerait tous avoir

Âgé de 76 ans, il est à la tête d’une des entreprises les plus prisées de la planète. En effet, pour chaque offre d’emploi diffusée par PATAGONIA, c’est en moyenne 900 CV qui arrivent sur la table des DRH… Une entreprise où il fait bon vivre et travailler Les employés font tous des journées de bénévolat pour nettoyer des terres ou pour planter des arbres. Nombreux se déplacent à vélo, font des journées de travail collectif, prennent un jour off pour être bénévoles dans des associations à but non lucratif. Une fois que vous mettez le doigt dans l’engrenage, il est impossible d’arrêter. « Scruter en permanence ses propres actions » déclare Yvon Chouinard, « c’est faire face à un tas d’emmerdements. » Un businessman malgré lui Une entreprise à contre-courant.

Better Than New - Patagonia's Worn Wear® Repair Truck & Facility. Watch How Patagonia Use Recycled Polyester in Their Clothing. Une marque peut-elle être activiste ?