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Patagonia CEO On Balancing Profits, Corporate Responsibility

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario is seen on stage with U.S. President Barack Obama as he delivers remarks at a Champions of Change event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building April 16, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Champions of Change highlights issues important to working families. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario is seen on stage with U.S. President Barack Obama as he delivers remarks at a Champions of Change event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building April 16, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Champions of Change highlights issues important to working families. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

The outdoor clothing manufacturer Patagonia is known for its approach to environmental and social responsibility. The Ventura, California-based company actually encourages its customers to repair Patagonia items instead of buying new ones.

But four years ago, internal audits found some of its suppliers in Taiwan were engaged in human trafficking and forced labor of workers. Where is Patagonia now on sweatshop labor and corporate responsibility? Here & Now’s Indira Lakshmanan asks CEO Rose Marcario.

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