TED Talks, redesigning consumer habits and turning trash into shoes in Bali

The road to TEDx was a real life journey of will-power and dedication like I had never experienced before. Although I have given many talks in my career this one was different. To me, it was the superbowl of talks so I needed to be ready. Luckily, I had a great coach named Heather and…

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How a plant from Arizona is changing the face of Patagonia’s Wetsuits

A recent New York Times feature explains how Patagonia’s newest line of eco-friendly wetsuits, the Yulex, have shifted the paradigm of an industry historically dominated by a fossil fuel based neoprene industry by simply introducing the guayule plant (Parthenium argentatum) and natural rubber from hevea trees into the supply chain. The guayule plant is a hardy relative…

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Patagonia Going Green, Yet Again….

This week Patagonia announced that one of their most popular jackets, the Nano Puff, is now being constructed with 55% recycled content, making a high performance, technical and an already green jacket even greener. “While it’s not easy to lighten the environmental impact of a technical piece like the Nano Puff without sacrificing performance, Patagonia…

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