Many companies choose to avoid politics at all costs. Any stance a business takes could hurt them in one way or another. Patagonia, though, is an entirely different kind of company.
The outdoors retailer frequently bashed Donald Trump. When Republicans passed a major corporate tax cut for large corporations in 2017, Patagonia donated their savings to charities that help the environment.
— Patagonia (@patagonia) November 28, 2018
And now Patagonia has taken another political stance. After one of the owners of a Jackson Hole resort held a fundraiser for Jim Jordan and Marjorie Taylor Greene. The resort is Patagonia’s largest customer in the Jackson Hole, Wyoming area.
“Patagonia confirmed Tuesday that it would no longer sell to the resort, its largest single customer in the Jackson Hole area. The resort company operates retail stores in Teton Village at the base of the ski area, as well as Hoback Sports and the Jackson Hole Resort Store in nearby Jackson.
The move came after Jay Kemmerer, one of the resort’s owners, co-hosted a fundraiser Aug. 5, 2021, at a posh Jackson hotel for the House Freedom Caucus. U.S. Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia), former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) headlined the event. Admission to the event cost a minimum of $2,000 per couple.”
Patagonia is now one of the top trending topics on Twitter.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.