Cara Chacon


Disrupting the Living Wage for Factory Workers

Patagonia is one of the first major outdoor-clothing companies to offer Fair Trade Certified apparel starting in Fall, 2014

In the fall of 2014 Patagonia will begin selling Fair Trade Certified apparel. We’re starting small, with ten women’s sportswear styles sewn in a factory in India owned by Pratibha, but this is a big move for our company and for me personally. Fair Trade USA ensures that workers are fairly paid, work in safe conditions, and protect the environment. Fair Trade Certification of these ten styles is an important step in the long-term effort to gain a living wage for the people who make Patagonia’s products.

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