Fair Trade Fleece Collection
All of our fleeces are now Fair Trade Certified sewn. Every purchase sends more money
back to factory workers who earn premiums that can be allocated as cash, used for a collective
social investment, or both. They get to choose.
Because of its popularity among workers, factory owners, and progressively minded customers
Patagonia's Participation in Fair Trade has grown exponentially. It started in 2014 with 10 styles,
which were all made in a single factory. At the start of this year, Patagonia was offering 287 styles
which were Fair Trade Certified, made in 10 different factories. This fall Patagonia is up to 480 Styles,
made in 14 different factories. If you are a long time customer at Patagonia Calgary|Banff|Victoria
you know that we aren't able to offer every single Patagonia style. However we do have a large collection
of Fair Trade styles, now including all of our fleece. We are proud to have the Fair Trade Certified logo on our Doors.
What does it mean to be Fair Trade Certified?
- Rigorous standards for health and safety
- Respect for the environment
- No child or forced labour
- Maternity and paid leave
- Community empowerment
- Additioonal money back to workers