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Patagonia Corporate Office Address

Patagonia International, Inc.
259 W Santa Clara Street
Ventura, California 93001

Contact Patagonia

Phone Number: (805) 643-6074
Fax Number: (805) 648-8020
Website: http://www.patagonia.com
Email: Email Patagonia

Executives

CEO: Rose Marcario
CFO: Robert B. Cohen
COO:

Patagonia History

Patagonia was founded by climber Yvon Chouinard in 1973.  Couinard previously owned a climbing supply company called Chouinard Equipment.

In 1977, the company introduced a pile sweater, the first multi-layer outdoor clothing.

In 1984, the company discovered Capilene, a polyester that would not melt in the dryer.

In 1986, the company began donating 10% of profits to environmental causes.

The company grew rapidly in the 90s.  After growing too quickly, a bank called a loan due early and the company was forced to lay off 20% of their workforce.

In 2008, the company received the “Eco brand of the year” award.

Today, Patagonia is a leading retailer of high end outdoor clothing.

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Wert Shelton July 9, 2017 at 4:55 pm

I don’t know about you but I’m burning my Nano puff jacket and vest on YouTube. It doesn’t really matter as the zippers have failed four times.

Ms Macario has overstepped her boundaries. Will never see another $0.01 from me

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Jenna Showalter July 2, 2017 at 2:38 pm

You can tell your Rose that she doesn’t smell like a rose; she stinks. The very idea that she wants to bring President Trump down has turned me against Patagonia and you have lost another customer, several in fact from my family. She needs to stay out of politics and stick to running her own business instead of trying to destroy our country. She is quite an idiot.

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J. D. MOSS June 21, 2017 at 5:04 am

YOUR CEO ROSE MARCORIA REALLY STEPPED IN THE SH*T THIS TIME !!!!
SOMEONE TELL THAT DUMBA** THAT VIRTUALLY HALF OF AMERICA VOTED FOR PRES. TRUMP. DOES PATAGONIA NOT GET THAT?! DUH?! NOW GO SIT IN THE GOING-OUT-OF-BUSINESS CORNER WITH FELLOW DUNCES TARGET & KELLOGG….

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James Zurheide June 20, 2017 at 9:53 pm

Unfortunately, your decision to alienate half of your customer base includes me. You have a great product, but I can assure you that I will not support an entity that I disagree with politically, and apparently we do. You understand I’m an American, a patriot, and have several young family members currently serving our great nation. Your position of resistance in our homeland, is supporting violence against fellow Americans, and I will not support that. Support a candidate all you want and we will be fine, but if you lose at the polls, accept that and remember where you live or do business. Policy changes, and there will always be another election. This is the United States of America, and you support division, anti law enforcement, violent protest. That’s as anti American as you can get. I consider it insulting that you would expect me to pay you to tell me what to think, or that I’m a bad person for disagreeing with you.

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Sheila June 20, 2017 at 4:28 pm

I’ve not been a Patagonia customer, but having read of your CEO’s stand to lead the Resistance, oount me in and I WILL be shopping at Patagonia. Thank you for taking a brave stand in support of our planet.

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J.W. Cook, MD June 20, 2017 at 3:38 pm

My entire family are avid hikers/backpackers, and we have purchased Patagonia products for years. You have made a decision to “lead the Trump resistance”. We have made a decision to no longer provide income to your company. We will no longer purchase any product with your logo. We hope you will reap what you sow.

James W. Cook, MD, FAAFP, CAP, MSEE

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Mark June 20, 2017 at 12:02 am

WELL we will boycott u and only state u will sell to is ca..cuz ..well u suck obama is and always will be fraud nothing he did was legal since he was born in kenya ..illegal fraud pres…by law fraud is null and void so no obama ever and hope to see him and hilary in jail soon

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Robert Johnson June 19, 2017 at 10:35 pm

Am I correct that your company has implemented a new policy of only selling your product to liberals? As a loyal customer I am very sorry to hear this small minded decision, if true. I and my friends and family patronize your Pasadena store but we are not liberals. So I guess we will have to get our gear else where. Why do you people have so much hate? We did not agree with President Obama on most things but we accepted the results as patriotic Americans. Please don’t go into the Russia crap, that is just a made up scandal because you can’t admit Hillary ran an awful campaign and did some terrible, terrible things. Mark my words, this HATE, this BIAS and this VIOLENCE will result in Trump being president for 8 years and Pence for 8 years after that. You have chosen to stand with the anarchists, the rioters, the flag burners and now, the would be assassins. I am very disappointed, disgusted and I will miss shopping at your Pasadena store.

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TFS June 19, 2017 at 3:39 pm

No more Patagonia for anyone in my household or anyone I can persuade this is in response to your commitment of resistance towards president Donald Trump very disappointing that your CEO would come to this wrong conclusion. Please allow DC to run politics we don’t need Hollywood and big business telling us what to do so if you choose to resist I choose to resist YOU and will purchase no more from Patagonia
TFS

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GR Szeremeta June 19, 2017 at 12:34 pm

Hello…

I want you to know that I have been a loyal customer of Patagonia since the company’s very inception. I’ve LOVED Patagonia gear for all of those years. Indeed my extensive collection of Patagonia products has even led to my having to endure many jokes by family members and friends.

I therefore was quite disturbed to hear that your company’s CEO has decided to adopt a policy of “obstruction” and “resistance” directed toward our nation’s executive branch and the policies of our duly-elected president. I have no problem if your firm decided to pour millions into a future election campaign waged against the president, however the arrogance of an “obstruct” and “resist” campaign directed toward a duly-elected administration is fundamentally un-American and intolerable.

Sorry to say, but until your firm reconsiders its anti-democratic decision, I cannot in good conscience, purchase or wear your line of products.

I thank you for taking the time to review my concerns.

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Ckellogg June 19, 2017 at 9:00 am

I read the recent article where your CEO is joining the “Trump resistance “. Based on the many comments following the article, you may want to think about separating your business from your politics. Why alienate half of your customer base?

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Charley Daniels June 19, 2017 at 1:25 am

You folks are barking up the wrong tree.
Go back to tree huggin’ and leave the political scene.
Remember Kelloggs and Target? You’re next.

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Lura Antonsen April 27, 2017 at 10:43 am

Thank you for your effort’s in Fighting the Trumps destructive reign 🙂

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laura June 21, 2017 at 11:51 pm

Many conservatives will be dropping one of their favorite outdoor clothing lines after Patagonia announced they will help lead the resistance against President Trump.

Read more: americanlookout.com/rms-boycott-them-patagonia-clothing-pledges-to-lead-resistance-to-trump/#ixzz4khR61aMM
I am heading the resistance on Facebook to your ANTI AMERICAN CLOTHING LINE.
I will spread the word to BOYCOTT YOUR COMPANY. RESIST ANTI AMERICAN BUSINESSES!
MONEY TALKS….oh that’s right, you already know that!

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Robert Zarr, MD December 2, 2016 at 9:34 am

I never heard back from Corey Simpson. Would you be so kind to make sure he receives my emails pasted below? Look forward to hearing back from you. Assuming my last 2 responses got buried somewhere?

Thank you,
Robert Zarr, MD

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Robert Zarr
To: Corey Simpson
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2016 11:57 AM
Subject: Fwd: Park Rx (Prescriptions)

Hi Corey,

Just wanted to make sure that you did in fact receive my last email. Sometimes, emails can unfortunately get buried. I certainly have first-hand experience with that.

Hope you’re well, and look forward to hearing back from you when you are able.

Be well,

Robert

Robert Zarr, MD, MPH
Park Rx Advisor, National Park Service
Staff Pediatrician, Unity Health Care
DocZarr at DCParkRx.org
DCParkRx.org
ParkRx.org

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Robert Zarr
> Date: October 15, 2016 at 8:02:29 AM PDT
> To: Corey Simpson
> Subject: Park Rx (Prescriptions)
>
Hi Corey,

Thank you for your quick response. I am traveling at the moment, but didn’t want to keep you waiting.

I will try to explain on email how Patagonia might fit in to DC Park Rx, and vice versa.

Patagonia represents the best of business, providing a quality and needed product to millions, while at the same time being committed to the environment. This is not true for the rest of the outdoor gear industry. This is also not true for most of the medical industrial complex.

DC Park Rx and Patagonia share the same values: provide a necessary product (jackets, pants, hat, health care) while leaving the smallest footprint. Let me try to provide you with a visual of how this would work. Every primary care doctor has a “patient panel” of approximately 1000 patients, all of whom would likely benefit from a prescription to spend time in Nature. There are nearly 1 million licensed physicians in the US. Add to that physical therapists, nurses, psychologists, and millions of other health professionals, and you can quickly see the potential impact and reach of a project like this. For better or for worse, doctors listen to doctors. DC Park Rx has figured out how to reach doctors and other healthcare professionals, and show them how easy it is for us to get our patients outdoors. Once outdoors, they need to have proper equipment. In my opinion, this is where Patagonia could fill an enormous need. My patients, and my many colleagues’ patients around the country, should be using environmentally conscious products like yours.

Patagonia and DC park Rx could be partners in a campaign to promote park prescriptions to the medical world and the public at large. As a doctor who frequently gives media interviews on a variety of topics, in English and Spanish, I feel strongly that the media can be a powerful tool to promote good, to help my patients and entire communities be healthier. That is what has been, and will always be, my goal in promoting DC Park Rx.

Adam very astutely pointed out that Patagonia has a long history of supporting “hard-core environmental activism.” Although DC Park Rx may not be a traditional environmental activist group, DC Park Rx is a unique and innovative concept, and now it is a model program that serves as a conduit to create future environmentalists. Not everyone can or will be an environmentalist as typically defined, but we all have an important role to play. I am passionate about this issue, and I feel a sense of urgency to continue to work within the the culture of medicine, not just because I am a doctor, but because doctors and other healthcare professionals build meaningful relationships with patients, who look to us for sage advice.

Just as your customer base is loyal to you, our patients are loyal to us. I’m sure that you are approached by many people with great ideas. I also have been approached by companies who wish to align with physicians, but they do not share DC Park Rx’s and my core values. In researching your company, I believe (and hope) that Patagonia does.

That is why I have taken the unusual step of contacting you. My DC Park Rx colleagues and I have chosen to operate on a limited scale so far, accepting funding only from a few philanthropies and the National Park Service. I have also partnered in a non-financial way with certain groups such as Richard Louv’s Children and Nature Network, the U.S. Surgeon General, U.S. Department of the Interior, Casey Trees, The Nature Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land, NEEF, etc. But now, DC Park Rx is beyond the point of a great idea, and certainly beyond the geographic confines of DC. I have developed a network of Park Rx doctors around the country, a network to whom I have freely shared our model and software for them to incorporate into their medical practices. This is a successful project, already being implemented on a national, but small scale. It has the potential to help many more people live healthier, happier lives. DC Park Rx can be scaled easily to become an influential project that will affect millions more people, with support from you.

Nature, as you may have seen in the “Nature Rx” comical YouTube ad, can be considered a (mostly free) medicine, with no side effects. I like to say that the only side effect is fostering the next generation of environmental stewards. I am sometimes called “Nature Doc” because I am committed to the evidence-based concept that Nature can improve health. Let’s work together to promote park prescriptions.

As email may not always be the best format to continue a discussion like this, I am of course available to speak to you on the telephone. Also, as it turns out, I will be visiting my relatives in Northern California, for a family reunion, starting on October 22. Although it appears that your corporate office is in Southern California, if by any chance you will be in Bay Area, and would like to meet in person, I would like that very much.

Sincerely,

Robert

Robert Zarr, MD, MPH
Park Rx Advisor, National Park Service
Staff Pediatrician, Unity Health Care
DocZarr at DCParkRx.org

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Corey Simpson
> Date: October 13, 2016 at 6:56:53 PM EDT
> To: “rlzarr at yahoo.com”
> Subject: Park Rx (Prescriptions)
>
Hello Robert,

Adam Fetcher sent me your email. Thank you for your work to get more people outside and thank you for thinking of Patagonia, we appreciate the support.

I’ve had a look on your website but I’m curious to know how Patagonia would fit in.

When you have a moment please let me know what you were thinking and I’ll see how I’d be of service.

Cheers,

Corey

From: Robert Zarr
Date: Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 9:44 PM
Subject: Park Rx (Prescriptions)
To: fetchera at gmail.com
Cc: Will Dixon

Hello Adam,

Pleasure to meet you virtually. Thanks Will for introducing us.

As someone who spends as much time as I possibly can outdoors in Nature, I have, from time to time purchased outdoor gear. I am very conscious of our collective tendency to be consumerists though, and I try to carefully buy only what I need. When I do purchase something, it means a lot to me to purchase a product whose company shares my values, especially when it comes to our environment. Patagonia, clearly stands out above and beyond any other outdoor gear company.

For the last six years, I have dedicated much of my time to prescribing parks to prevent and treat chronic disease, promote well-being, and rekindle a connection between people and the outdoor world.

I am the Founder and Director of DCParkRx.org

I have been practicing primary care pediatrics for the last 15 years at a community health center in Washington DC. Although my park prescription project started here locally, we are expanding both regionally and nationally, to include DC, MD, WV, VA, CT, CA, and NV. I have collaborated closely with park agencies, healthcare provider organizations, academic institutions, and Departments of Health, to create a scalable model, to bring to urban centers where we find chronically ill people and underutilized green space.

Having worked as a doctor for nearly 20 years, and now for the last several years with environmentally-focused organizations, I have become facile in convincing healthcare providers, CEOs, CMO’s, park agency administrators, and the like, of the relevance of prescribing parks during the routine delivery of healthcare. Perhaps, just as important as making the case for relevance, I have made it easy to prescribe parks by seamlessly embedding the park prescription within the electronic health record and within the health provider work flow.

I am interested in change. I believe we can alter the culture of medicine by speaking the language of doctors, and at the same time, offering an alternative or supplement (to medications and procedures) that makes sense, and is easy to use. I envision taking our scalable Park Rx program, and expanding this to as many urban areas as will have us.

Given the uniqueness of Patagonia’s culture, mission, and commitment to the environment, I wonder if we could start a conversation about the intersections between Patagonia and Park Rx. Might Patagonia be interested in partnering with doctors who prescribe Nature as a routine and integral part of their practice?

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Sincerely,

Robert Zarr

Robert Zarr, MD, MPH

Park Rx Advisor, National Park Service

Staff Pediatrician, Unity Health Care

DocZarr at DCParkRx.org

DCParkRx.org

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NNC November 28, 2016 at 9:10 pm

I received incorrect info from a rep at your South Lake tahoe store. When buying a new, full-priced jacked I explicitly asked what I could do if the same item were to go on sale elsewhere. He said, return it to a Patagonia store in your area and get your money back, then go buy it where it’s on sale. When the exact item was 25% off at REI a few days later I learned the hard way that the Tahoe store was owned by Vail Resorts and that I could not return the coat to just any ol’ Patagonia store. I then reached out to Patagonia cust service who sent me a coupon and suggested I call the Tahoe store to ask if they could credit the difference. I did that and was told “no” but the manager said I could go to an Any Mountain store to return the coat. At this point, I have wasted a ton of time and the sale at REI is over AND I feel ripped off by Patagonia. All this running around has been a complete PITA and all for $57 lousy dollars. At every step, the Patagonia folks have apologized sooo much. Everyone is just very sorry, but cannot refund the difference. make me happy. I will never again go into a Patagonia store.

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Tommaso Latini June 1, 2016 at 11:20 am

As an avid fly fisherman for over 40 years I have really prized my Patagonia ( Patagucci as we call it) clothing and gear. I also enjoy your catalogue for the photography.
However I have one HUGE issue :
You always show flies with barbs !!! (page 4 of your June issue) It’s kind of ridiculous that you have articles about saving fish and fisheries and then show a barbed hook. Any real catch and release fisherman will tell you to use barbless hook !!
Please pay attention to the details if you really want to save a fish !!
Sincerely, Tommaso Latini

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tim watson February 14, 2016 at 6:16 pm

Hello Patagoniacs! my name is tim and last summer(2015) i was invited to display some of my paipo boards at your Vancouver B.C. store. The person i met there from HQ was Katie. Sorry i don’t recall her last name but, i believe she is a regional manager for your west coast stores. Is it possible to get her contact info? I received amazing feedback from this display and my little backyard shaping project is gathering momentum in many wonderful ways. Katie was so inspiring and positive about my work and her encouragement has helped me make some very exciting progress. Thank you all!

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Ellen Russel August 14, 2015 at 8:52 pm

To whom it may concern:

I am so distraught right now I can hardly type this message.

I have just finished watching this entire video and am disturbed and disgusted. I have just forwarded this video on to everyone I know. I am throwing out all my Patagonia clothing and I have a lot of it. Your company is no better than the butchers in China who inhumanely kill animals for their fur ! I’m hoping that this turns into a social media campaign against your company. These animals are alive during amputations, skinning and the way the knives are thrust into throats while they’re inhumanely butchered.

CEO: Casey Sheahan
CFO: Rose Marcario
COO: Doug Freeman

You three should be ashamed of yourselves. You all disgust me for allowing this to happen. Thank god for social media. I’ve been wearing your clothing with pride. Now I refuse due to disgust.

Ellen Russell
* Discovery Ridge Court
Calgary, AB T3H 4P8

Subject: Patagonia’s ‘Sustainable’ Wool Supplier Exposed: Lambs Skinned Alive, Throats Slit, Tails Cut Off

Dear Ellen,

A gut-churning PETA video exposé reveals that life is hell for lambs and sheep exploited for so-called “responsibly sourced” wool on so-called “sustainable” farms. A witness found workers in Argentina hacking into fully conscious lambs, starting to skin some of them while they were still alive and kicking, and otherwise mutilating, abusing, and neglecting lambs and sheep on farms in the Ovis 21 network—Patagonia’s wool supplier.

As you can see in the video footage, workers plunged knives into gentle lambs’ throats, sawed through their necks, snapped their heads backwards, and drove knives into their legs to skin them. A manager used a tool similar to pliers to cut pieces out of their sensitive ears. Another worker cut off their tails.

No matter where wool comes from, whether it’s “responsibly sourced” or from a “sustainable” farm, it’s the needless product of a cruel business. There is simply no way to raise and kill animals for the mass market in a humane way. To protect sheep from such abuse, please, refuse to buy wool. It’s easy to check the label when you’re shopping. If it says “wool,” leave it on the shelf.

Please also ask Patagonia to drop wool immediately in favor of animal-friendly materials. The company’s claim that its wool is “responsibly sourced” misleads caring consumers.

Together, we can make a difference for these suffering animals. All you have to do is take a moment to take action today.

Sincerely,

Dan Paden
Associate Director of Evidence Analysis
Cruelty Investigations Department
PETA

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Kim-marie Levesque July 29, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Hello, I purchased a pair of Patagonia drifter a/c canteen womens from dick sporting goods. I love the shoe but the back of the heels wore out quickly… I wore them again yesterday and it tore up my heels pretty good… I hate to throw them out!! The shoe it’s self is in great shape. I work @ a Northern VA Regional Park so they are vital to my daily life.. Have you had any problems with the back of the heels wearing out to quickly?? I am Looking forward to your reply,Kim-marie

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Archer Taliaferro July 28, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Dear Customer service,

I would like a response from the Quality Manager at Patagonia USA
I am a retired engineer Manager who specialized in quality control in the defense industry. I know your company prides itself on quality. My history within the manufacturing industry provides me an insight to understand how important quality is at all levels of manufacturing and life expectancy of a product. My partner has 9 pair of Patagonia black women’s XS Active Hipster briefs that exhibits what i see is a flaw on the left side front hip. All these briefs have the exact same defect in the same area. This appears to be stitching flaw that encompasses several date codes. Date codes i have are 2011 and 2012.. I am willing to send all the items back at my cost . What quality check has been implemented that this flaw has been corrected? Can someone in you quality organization respond to me?
Sincerely

Archer Taliaferro
XXX Meadow Creek Drive
Crossroads Texas 76227

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romana campos April 6, 2015 at 12:57 pm

March 25, 2015

Dear makers of Patagonia,

My son Daniel Scholl took a three month Gap Year semester with the National Outdoor Leadership School during the winter of September – December of 2014 in the Wyoming Rocky Mountains. He endured extreme mountain temperatures while he camped and trekked for three months. He wore this jacket continually and told me it was the warmest and most comfortable jacket he’s ever owned. He patched it up in four places when he got too close to the fire where they all stood to stay warm.

The trouble is, that my son will not let me clean this jacket. He’s proud of it’s dirtiness and patches. I would like to surprise him for his birthday with a jacket of the same brand and color and I was wondering if you would be willing to give me a coupon or discount as this jacket was quite expensive and it was only purchased in September of last year.

I think that Daniel is proud of this jacket and I want to thank you for providing a jacket that my son could also be very active in.

Daniel’s mother,

Romana Campos

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Maryann Cord May 19, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Thought those of you involved with DamNation might be interested in my blog post about growing up at Matilija…

barefootthoughts.tumblr.com/post/80938619259/matilija-hot-springs?utm_medium=email&utm_source=html&utm_campaign=post_text

Here’s the link.

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Sharon Southard May 5, 2014 at 10:36 pm

I am Yvon Chouinard’s second cousin. If you could send him a note and tell him he has family in Steamboat Springs Colorado. We were in Jackson Wyoming last year and ironically in a Fly Fishing store and saw his picture and name. I left a message and phone number but haven’t heard from him yet. If you could pass this on to him maybe he will respond. My mother is Odeal Chouinard Hoobler and her father was Yvon’s brother. Thanks very much. Sharon Hoobler Southard

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Rafael Viancos February 19, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Hello guys
Just trying to speak with some one on New Products
Im a surfer in Texas now from Santiago,Chile
I have this great idea of a product every surfer will buy
Even people that doesnt
This is my idea for 6 years now
I was waiting on save money and patent this great idea
but i just havent been able w 3 sons and not such a good job
Will like you to please contact me so we can talk about this revolutionary
Idea for us the surfers of all world

Rafael Viancos
512 565 XXXX
Austin Texas

Thank you!

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