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Common Threads

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Patagonia's garment recycling program turns worn-out clothes into fresh new wear.

Patagonia has never been one to follow the pack when it comes to greening business operations. The Ventura, CA company’s Common Threads Garment Recycling program, which transforms unusable garments into new clothing, is a great example. Launched in 2005, Common Threads accepts worn out fleece (from any manufacturer), as well as Patagonia cotton T-shirts and some additional polyester and nylon......read more

Antonin Kratochvil: Glaciers

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Lovely collection of scrap wood furniture. Wow.

Czech-born photographer Antonin Kratochvil has built an esteemed reputation on a portfolio of dark, gritty images capturing moments of upheaval and tragedy. His latest series, simply titled Glaciers, doesn't depart from his vision. Shot in the Patagonian wilderness of Chile and Argentina, the black-and-white photo essay is a beautiful but grimly honest look at a region imperiled by climate......read more

Trevor Gordon: Unpredictable

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Travel photos capture B.C. coast on 35mm film

We recently spotted these photos on The Cleanest Line, the excellent blog published by outdoor clothing brand Patagonia. The pictures, shot by Patagonia friend and product tester Trevor Gordon, document his travels along the west coast of Vancouver Island on a quest for waves.  "There is a beauty to the unpredictable," said Gordon. "Whenever I go on a trip I won't let my trustworthy......read more

Bureo Skateboards Lands Investment from Patagonia

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Recycled skateboard startup produces shred sticks from discarded fishing net

Lauren Daley for the Huffington Post: What if you could not only clean the ocean, but turn the pollution you collect into something people want? That's the basic idea behind Bureo Skateboards. They also compensate the fishermen for the fishing net. With the motto "Skateboards for plastic-free oceans," and the slogan "Ride your Footprint," Bureo aims to reduce the amount of sea pollution by......read more

B.C. or Bust

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Patagonia ambassadors take a road trip from Santa Barbara to Tofino

Here's the ultimate photo series to get you lusting after your next road adventure. With some help from Patagonia, surf comrades Trevor Gordon, Foster Huntington, and Jeremy Koreski packed up Huntington's 1987 4WD Vanagon in search of waves along the west coast, from Gordon's hometown of Santa Barbara, California to Koreski's hometown of Tofino, British Columbia. As with all the best road trips,......read more

SHFT Sampler 3-4-11

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Glowing igloo eco art, bad ass bike shoes, Patagonia's new music program, and more.

Move Your Feet: LA footwear brand Generic Surplus teamed up with Danish fashion label Wood Wood to launch a spring shoe model designed specifically for biking. Made of weather-resistant treated canvas with an overlay toe cap, extra seams and a non-skid rubber for better grip. Nice look. Neon Inuit: A glowing igloo made of recycled water jugs makes a powerful statement on the effects of climate......read more

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