Aug 21, 2021 - Economy & Business

Patagonia boycotts ski resort after owner hosts Marjorie Taylor Greene fundraiser

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Clothing company Patagonia will no longer sell its merchandise at Wyoming ski resort Jackson Hole after one of its owners hosted a fundraiser with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and other pro-Trump GOP lawmakers.

Driving the news: Patagonia said it will not work with three retailers at the resort, after co-owners Jay and Karen Kemmerer co-sponsored an event in support of the House Freedom Caucus. The company said the fundraiser did not align with its values.

  • The event featured appearances by Greene, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, the Washington Post reports.
  • Patagonia for years has championed progressive issues.

What they're saying: "Those that know us in Jackson Hole are aware that we make business decisions and build relationships in alignment with our values and advocacy efforts," a Patagonia spokesperson told Axios.

  • "We join with the local community that is using its voice in protest. We will continue to use our business to advocate for policies to protect our planet, support thriving communities and a strong democracy."

The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has not responded to Axios' request for comment.

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