The clothing company Patagonia has announced that it will donate $10 million (£7.83 million) to help combat climate change. The money comes straight from the amount saved in 2017 after Donald Trump cut how much tax US corporations have to pay from 35% to 21%.
This isn't the first time Patagonia have been involved in making positive changes to the environment either. Their mission statement reads “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.” Along with this, Patagonia go out of their way to reduce the environmental impacts of their company and supply chain and even use natural fibres or recycled fibres in all of their clothing.
Since 1985, Patagonia has also pledged 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. It is imperative we have companies like Patagonia actively campaigning and having the Earth's best interest at heart - remember this when your next searching for your outdoor and leisure apparel, buying from a company such as this can make your purchase go a long way.
"Far too many have suffered the consequences of global warming in recent months, and the political response has so far been woefully inadequate - and the denial is just evil,"