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By Shaun Tomson Yvon Chouinard, reluctant businessman and self-confessed “dirtbag,” made international headlines when he recently gave away the shares of the iconic outdoor clothing brand Patagonia. He founded the company with his wife, Malinda, in 1973, and it is based in Ventura, nestled in a grove of trees at the junction of the 101 Read More →
Yvon Chouinard, the founder of the Ventura-based outdoor apparel company Patagonia, has given his company away to two nonprofits that will use Patagonia’s profits to fight climate change. The Chouinard family’s transfer of all of its ownership shares was announced by Patagonia on Sept. 14 and was effective immediately. Patagonia is one of the largest Read More →