Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Yvon Chouinard

Yvon Chouinard (1938) is a rock climber, environmentalist and outdoor industry businessman. His company, Patagonia, is known for its environmental focus.
Chouinard is also a surfer, kayaker, falconer and fly fisherman. He has written about climbing issues and ethics and on mixing environmentalism and sound business practices.
 Receiving a honorary degree during commencement at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Chouinard is most known for founding the clothing and gear company, Patagonia. In 1970 on a trip to Scotland, he purchased some rugby shirts and sold them with great success. From this small start, the Patagonia company developed a wide selection of rugged technical clothing.

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