Social Responsibility

Our Progress This Season

83% of our Line is Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.

66,000 workers are supported by the Fair Trade program Patagonia participates in.

More than 550 farmers chose to take part in our Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC) Pilot Cotton program.


Apparel workers are among the lowest-paid employees worldwide. Much of the clothing industry has lax social standards that can lead to unsafe working conditions, long hours, low pay, and job discrimination for the workers who are predominately women. The continual demand for fast fashion exacerbates this problem every day.

However, this is not the case across-the-board. Over the years, Patagonia has built a robust social-responsibility program that analyzes and manages the impacts our business has on the workers and communities in our supply chain. Our goal is not just to minimize harm, but to create a positive benefit for the lives that we touch through our business.

Our Programs

Fair Trade
Fair Labor Association®
Regenerative Organic Certification
Migrant Workers
How We Work with Factories, Farms and Mills
What’s Next

When asked what we care most about in terms of environmental and social impacts, our typical answer is “everything.” However, priorities are important, so we are focusing on two goals as we move toward 2025:

  1. By 2025, 100% of our apparel products will be made in factories that pay a living wage.
  2. By 2030, 100% of the cotton and hemp fiber in our line will be Regenerative Organic Certified (which includes high-bar social responsibility standards).