Did you hear?... Patagonia acknowledged as one of the 10 best companies for women to work

No surprise here. Patagonia has received acknowledgement from Health magazine as one of the 10 best companies for women to work.

No surprise here. Patagonia has received acknowledgement from Health magazine as one of the 10 best companies for women to work. In its July/August issue, the Time Inc.-owned magazine honors companies that excel at helping women win what editors call "the work-life challenge." Patagonia was the only California company to make the list, which spotlights businesses that do more than provide good health insurance, flexible schedules and on-site child care. Other companies on the list include natural-care products maker Tom's of Maine, Illinois drugmaker Abbott Laboratories, Virginia-based mortgage lender Freddie Mac, and Texas oil giant Conoco. In addition to the Health article, Patagonia was a repeat honoree in Fortune magazine's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" issue in January and has been similarly honored by other publications in the past, including Working Mother magazine in 1999 (all reported by SNEWS® earlier).


Did you hear?... Patagonia recognized for the 12th time by Working Mother magazine

Patagonia has been recognized as one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" for the twelfth time by Working Mother magazine. The award judges companies in the following categories: Workforce numbers including percentage who are women, child care availability, work ...read more

Did you hear?…Two industry players break top 10 on Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list

If going to work is a grind, you may want to consider checking out Fortunes' 2006 list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." Better yet, if you love the outdoor and sports worlds, here are four companies that made the list: W.L. Gore, No. 5; REI, No. 9; Timberland, No. 41; and ...read more

Patagonia has been honored yet again by Working Mother

Patagonia has been listed for the 13th year on Working Mother magazine’s annual compilation of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers." The complete list appears in the October issue of Working Mother and at www.workingmother.com. Patagonia was also included in a CNBC ...read more

Did you hear?... Organizational shift in management at Patagonia

There has been an organizational shift in management at Patagonia. Eve Jursch, former vice president of supply chain for the company is cutting back her hours at Patagonia to be able to spend more time on her organic farm in Northern California. She'll continue to work with Mike ...read more

Did you hear?... Patagonia founder profiled in Fortune magazine

Fortune magazine recently profiled one of the outdoor industry's most well-known companies, Patagonia and its founder Yvon Chouinard in the article "Patagonia: Blueprint for green business." It chronicles Chouinard's evolution from a dirtbag climber and self-taught blacksmith ...read more

Did you hear?... Isis wins ispo DuPont BrandNew Women Award

Isis, maker women's outdoor apparel, has won the ispo DuPont BrandNew Women Award for Winter 2002. The ispo DuPont BrandNew Awards are for "young, imaginative, future-oriented and usable brands" and products in the sports sector. Isis was chosen by nine international members of ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…BIC adds distribution of surf, plus Quicksilver, Patagonia, National Orienteering Day, Lowa, and more

For the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 6 >> BIC Sport North America plans to distribute the BIC Surf product line in North America, including the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, starting Sept. 1. The company said this is another step in the transition of the distribution of BIC ...read more

Did you hear?... Patagonia commits 1% of sales to preservation and restoration

In related news, Patagonia annually commits 1 percent of net sales or 10 percent of pre-tax profits, whichever is greater, to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. On sales of $223 million last year, Patagonia reports that it contributed more than $2.4 ...read more

Did you hear?... Vans to introduce a line of outdoor footwear for women

Vans has announced that it is introducing a line of outdoor footwear for women "geared towards a youthful, edgy consumer looking for a technical product designed for aggressive outdoor activity." SNEWS® notes that Vans used this same exact quote when they introduced a line of ...read more