I will be the first to admit, Patagonia is not the first brand I think of when it comes to dresses. Yet, in addition to their usual outdoor clothing gear, they do in fact, have dresses. Their dresses have an easy, laid back style, perfect for running errands or grabbing coffee with a friend. They are also ethically made. Patagonia promotes fair labor practices, safe working conditions, and environmental responsibility. They are even fair trade certified. One of my favorite features on their website is when you click on a garment, you can see where that item was made. Patagonia uses organic cotton, but also works with companies to reduce their resource consumption, use manufacturing processes that are safe for the environment, and focus on sustainability. If that was not enough, they also advocate repairing, reusing, or recycling your clothing.
Below are some of my favorite pieces currently available from Patagonia. These pieces are great for layering (important when you live in a cold place like Wisconsin) and can work in most seasons. There are simple styles and pieces with bright fun colors. Again, something for everyone. In addition to dresses, you can find a full range of clothing for your everyday or outdoor sports needs.