MotherEarthNews has a nice article about Patagonia, the company, here.

The article discusses some interesting aspects of the firm, such as how Patagonia phased out pitons because they were damaging rock faces, replacing them with chocks to wedge in cracks.  Another is the

… Common Threads Garment Recycling program – which encourages customers to return any worn out garment for recycling into new clothing …