Patagonia distribution coming to Sparks
Patagonia Works, the holding company for Patagonia, Inc. apparel, Patagonia Provisions, and Patagonia Media, has leased a 79,000-square-foot distribution space in Sparks. The company focuses on high-end outdoor clothing and environmental causes.
“We love Reno for its great community and proximity to world-class outdoor recreation, and we’re excited to continue growing our presence in the area over the next few years,” said Adam Fetcher, director of global public relations and communications for Patagonia. “More information about our plans will be available at a later date.”
The new distribution warehouse will be located at 665 Spice Islands Dr., in Sparks. Patagonia also operates an outlet store at 8550 White Fir St. in west Reno and its products are available at a number of retail stores in the area and around the world.
NAI’s Industrial Properties Group specialists Michael Nevis, Dave Simonsen, J. Michael Hoeck and Steve Kucera negotiated the lease on behalf of the property owner, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company’s real estate division.
Patagonia, founded in 1973, is based in Ventura, Calif. The company is a Benefit Corporation (B-Corp), which is legally required to create a positive impact on society and the environment. Patagonia Works aims to invest in companies working to bring about positive change in five critical areas: clothing, food, water, energy and waste.
“I point out many cases of where privately owned companies do just as bad a job as publicly owned companies,” says Reno resident and former teacher Robert (R.D.) Gardner.