Workwear Stories

Donnie Hedden
Working Through It

Some farmers, anglers and chefs are providing food for their communities during the time of COVID-19.

Jeff McElroy
11 minuti di lettura
Sew-cial Distancing

Making face masks in the time of COVID-19: when “breathable face fabric” takes on a whole new meaning.

Patagonia
5 minuti di lettura
What the Trees Know: Solving the Mystery of Colorado’s Record Avalanche Season

In 2019, after a record Colorado avalanche season bulldozed millions of trees, a team of avalanche experts rallied to collect as much information as possible from these 300-year-old keepers of time.

Laura Yale
7 minuti di lettura
Liberation on the Land

A Conversation with Leah Penniman, Author of Farming While Black.

Jeff McElroy
6 minuti di lettura
Don’t Till On Me

A soil junkie explains no-till practices for regenerative agriculture.

Andrew O’Reilly
7 minuti di lettura
Sawdust Is My Glitter: The Story of Blind Craftsman John Furniss

Editor’s note: This post discusses anxiety and suicide. In a humble workshop in Washougal, Washington, a blind craftsman holds a locally harvested log that he has made into a blank with his miter saw. He turns it in his hands to feel its shape and weight. He measures and marks, measures and marks. A flick…

Jeff McElroy
7 minuti di lettura
Helping Hands in the High Desert

Doing the Dirty Work with the Oregon Natural Desert Association

Patagonia
4 minuti di lettura
Net to Table: Su Salmon Co.

Mike Wood’s last name is a wholly appropriate coincidence of birth. He’s got a fetish for the stuff. When building his off-the-grid log home masterpiece on the banks of Alaska’s Susitna River, he’d range out into the surrounding boreal forest, select each perfect tree, hug it at the chest in solemn ceremony and then gleefully…

Ryan Peterson
3 minuti di lettura
Workwear Video Series: Farmer and Agronomist Heather Darby

As the seventh generation of her family to farm the same land, working from sunup to sundown comes naturally to Heather Darby. The fourth profile in our Workwear series takes a look at the perpetual motion required to be both a research agronomist at the University of Vermont and the backbone of a 200-year-old, certified…

Patagonia
1 minuti di lettura
Timber to Tideline: Hama Hama Oysters

“For us, the tide is the boss,” says Adam James of Hama Hama Oysters, a fifth-generation, family-run shellfish farm on Washington’s Puget Sound. “In late August and September, we’ll be out there on the beach harvesting at 3 or 4 a.m., and when the sun finally comes up you can’t help but pause. It reminds…

Malcolm Johnson
4 minuti di lettura
Bringing Back the Light with the Central Westcoast Forest Society

For British Columbia’s timber barons, the forests of Vancouver Island were too rich to resist: giant spruce, fir and red cedar trees that fetched top dollar on the open market. On the island’s remote and rain-soaked Pacific coast, mechanized logging kicked into high gear in the 1950s and continued through the decades that followed. “Before…

Patagonia
3 minuti di lettura
The Slab Hunter: Ben Wilkinson Woodwork

It didn’t take long for Ben Wilkinson to figure out that there was freedom to be had in working for himself—and that freedom was the first requirement if he wanted to go surfing whenever the waves got huge. “I left home when I was 16,” he remembers, “which was old enough in my eyes. But…

Malcolm Johnson
4 minuti di lettura
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