- Patagonia is no longer selling to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort after an owner hosted a right-wing fundraiser.
- The resort is a major tourist destination and Patagonia's largest single customer in the area.
- A representative for the company said, "We make business decisions and build relationships in alignment with our values."
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Patagonia, the outdoor gear and clothing company, will no longer sell its merchandise to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort after one of the resort owners hosted a fundraiser for the right-wing House Freedom Caucus.
The resort is a major Wyoming tourist destination and Patagonia's largest single customer in the area, according to the Washington Post.
An August 5 fundraiser featured Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, for a minimum admission of $2,000 per couple. Resort co-owner Jay Kemmerer co-hosted the event at Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming.
Some area residents protested the event and called for a boycott of the resort, local news outlet WyoFile reported.
On Tuesday, Patagonia confirmed it would no longer supply merchandise to the resort's three retail stores. Corley Kenna, head of communications and policy at Patagonia, told the Post the decision to drop the resort stemmed from a mismatch of values.
Patagonia is known for its commitment to environmental activism. Green, Jordan, and Meadows have a history of denying or downplaying climate change, as well as supporting former president Donald Trump's false claims of election fraud.
"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," Kenna said in a statement to the Post.
"We join with the local community that is using its voice in protest," she continued. "We will continue to use our business to advocate for policies to protect our planet, support thriving communities and a strong democracy."