Hello world!

That’s an apt title for this blog post. Hello World! How’s it going? How’s the air quality? What’s the state of human rights around the world?

I’m not overly politically minded. Well, I’ve never thought of myself as a political person. Yes, I vote. I tend to go democrartic, but I’m not one to go right into arguing politics. I believe people should pretty much have their own beliefs (this last election being a big exception, sorry). I am, however, a big fan of the environment. I remember when I was a kid, probably around the age of 7, organizing an earth day party with my friends where we went around the neighborhood picking up trash off the street. 

Clothing also runs in my family. My father was once caught with 27 pairs of pants growing up and then he actually went into fashion. My entire life my father has been working in that world. I didn’t go that way, and just because he dresses with style doesn’t mean that I do. My clothing style has always stayed on the more functional instead of fashionable side. Still, I do like my comfort clothing.

Lastly, I’ve also been raised to be an honest and ethical person. Doing the right thing has always been important for me. I don’t always get it right, but I try to do the right thing every time. 

Patagonia, Inc fits a harmony of these beliefs. Their founder Yvon Chouinard has tried to the keep the company environmentally conscious. There clothes they create are functional and long lasting, and as a company they try to do the right thing, not just the profitable thing.

This site is about this company. About the products they make, and how I use them. Hopefully over time it will also talk about other’s relationships with their products.