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A selection of Whole Earth's 50th Anniversary t-shirts Designed to Celebrate Our 50 Years of Adventure For those who were there at the founding of Whole Earth Provision Co. 50 years ago, it hardly seems possible that so much time has passed. The small store that opened in Bluebonnet Plaza near the University of Texas in Austin has grown and transformed over the years.  Read More Posted on Jul 14, 2021 by Whole Earth
Kayaking on a Central Texas river with Whole Earthling Nate A Day on the Water Webinar Join us for A Day on the Water Webinar with Kim Sorenson of Texas Parks & Wildlife, hosted by Whole Earth's Heather Watson and Rani Loyal. The event will be on July 27th from 6 to 7:15 pm. You can register at Eventbrite.  Read More Posted on Jul 12, 2021 by Whole Earth
Nomadix - One Towel for Every Activity and the Planet Zack Helminiak, Chace Petersen and Hunter Robinson took a road trip from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to the southern California coast. After 17 days on the road with no showers, their minds turned, unsurprisingly, to towels. What they wanted was a lightweight travel towel that would pack small and could be used for any number of outdoor activities. Read More Posted on Jul 8, 2021 by Whole Earth
Rock climber dangling from a cliff face Quick Guide to Choosing Men's Outdoor Clothing What should you look for when buying clothes for outdoor adventure? Knowing a bit about fabrics and construction details will help you find clothing that combines functionality and performance. Here are a few pointers to guide you. Read More Posted on Jul 6, 2021 by Whole Earth
Captain Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides of Central Texas and Howler Brother Ambassador rests on the edge of a boat sipping a cold drink. Howler Brothers and Whole Earth Howler Brothers, like Whole Earth, is an Austin born business. Chase Heard and Andy Stepanian are the Brothers, not by birth but by a natural inclination for spending time on the water. Whole Earth is proud to have been among Howler Brothers' early supporters and has been offering their clothing in our stores for almost ten years.  Read More Posted on Jun 24, 2021 by Whole Earth
Greenbox Art Morning In The Garden Serveware Decorative Dish showing a gray Lop Ear Rabbit with a fantastic headdress of flowers and vegetables Add a Bit of Color and Charm at Home Now that you're getting out of the house more, perhaps you're seeing it in a slightly different light. If things are looking a bit drab at home or you just need a change, start small.  Add a few touches of color to the kitchen, your favorite room or the patio.  And now that we're traveling again, you may be on the lookout for hostess gifts. Come to Whole Earth! We have a Home and Hearth section filled with items that make great gifts for family, friends and yourself! Read More Posted on Jun 23, 2021 by Whole Earth
A yoga practitioner meditating with a Halfmoon Round Meditation Cushion photo from Halfmoon Stay Balanced with Halfmoon During the pandemic many people turned to yoga to strengthen their bodies, calm their minds and sharpen their focus. It proved to be a steadying influence during a time of incredible stress. Now that everyday life is returning to normal, we suspect that many of you will continue your practice. The benefits of yoga were great in a time of trial, so think what they'll be when life is not so challenging! Read More Posted on Jun 20, 2021 by Whole Earth
Fixing dinner on a family car camping trip with some tempting colorful veggies. Time to Try Car Camping! Ready to go camping with the family but not quite sure what you need and how to go about it?  Whole Earth can help! A good way to ease into camping is to start with car camping. Despite the sound of it, car camping doesn't mean sleeping in a car. Consider the car as a pack animal that gets you to the campsite with all your gear and supplies. And after you set up camp, the car’s a bit like a storage closet with wheels.  Read More Posted on Jun 17, 2021 by Whole Earth
Three Generations of Whole Earthlings on Father's Day Gifts to Delight Dad! Finding the perfect Father's Day gift for Dad can be a challenge. One of the first obstacles to overcome is the idea that Dad doesn't need anything. Need isn't always the best basis for a gift. Consider those "useful" gifts you may have received as a child. Instead, let's aim for delight.  Read More Posted on Jun 12, 2021 by Whole Earth
A Whole Earthling explores local at  the Balcones Canyonlands near Austin Explore Local! Here's a nice conundrum. How do you explore the place where you live? Theoretically, since it's your home, you know it well. There's no new territory to discover. However, even if you live in a very small place, there's always more to learn and experience. So let's explore local this summer! Read More Posted on Jun 6, 2021 by Whole Earth
The Whole Earth 2021 Fiesta medal for Fiesta San Antonio benefiting the San Antonio Food Bank Our Whole Earth 2021 Fiesta Medal Our Fiesta medal costs $10 with proceeds going to the San Antonio Food Bank. You'll find them exclusively at our San Antonio store at the Quarry. Supplies are limited so don't wait to add it to your collection. And as a special bonus, with the purchase of the 2021 medal, you'll also receive one of our 2020 medals.  Read More Posted on Jun 5, 2021 by Whole Earth
Whole Earthling practicing her surfing skills on driftwood at the Gulf Coast - photo by Brittan Hussing A Swim Ready Checklist! School's out! Pools, swimming holes and springs are open again, so it's time to get ready for a quick dip, a plunge from a swinging rope or diving board, a few warmup laps, or a nice long float at your favorite water spot. Were you even able to go swimming last year? Many of us could not. So find your suit, swim shorts, sunscreen and any other gear you may need for time in or near the water. Here's our quick checklist of items you may find useful. Read More Posted on Jun 3, 2021 by Whole Earth
A Whole Earthling and canine companion share a beautiful morning on the water in a kayak. Planning a Staycation? Need to get away but you're not ready to jump on board a plane or train just yet? Consider a daytrip or a whole week's worth of adventures close to home. It's time to revisit some of your favorite local getaways and make a list of new places that you'd like to experience. We have a few suggestions for finding fun daytrip destinations and gear that will be useful no matter how far you travel from home. All sorts of places and spaces are opening up so let's get exploring once again! Read More Posted on May 30, 2021 by Whole Earth
Whole Earthling putting on sunscreen by the pool. Sun Protection Essentials When summer comes, we love basking in the warmth of the sun and then plunging into cold water for quick cool off. We know that the sun’s rays can be damaging to our eyes and skin so we take precautions to reduce the risks. They include sun protection clothing and hats, sunglasses and lots of sunscreen!  Read More Posted on May 27, 2021 by Whole Earth
Whole Earthling backpacking in the mountain West Get Ready for Summer at Our Seasonal Sale! Can you feel it? Summer is almost here! If you have plans for outdoor adventures or travel or a nice staycation, this is the time to check your travel gear, outdoor shoes and clothing to see what may need to be replaced or upgraded. For the next ten days, May 21st through May 31st, 2021, you’ll be able to save on in-season items from some of your favorite brands.  Read More Posted on May 21, 2021 by Whole Earth
A close  up look at the Cotopaxi Women's Teca Crop Jacket The Power of Bamboo Have you experienced the power of bamboo? If you’ve tried to remove it from your yard, you know it’s tenacious. That tenacity makes it an excellent renewable resource that can be used for the creation of thread made of bamboo derived viscose. And there’s more. This thread has properties that make it an exceptional choice for blending with other fibers to create fabrics used for outdoor and exercise clothing. Read More Posted on May 20, 2021 by Whole Earth
Campers gathered around a BioLite Campstove 2+ in the desert at the end of day. BioLite – For Your Off-the-Grid Life A camp stove that can charge your phone sounds improbable, but it’s true! It’s just one of the off-the-grid energy solutions offered by BioLite. Focusing on renewable energy, the company uses solar and biomass material for cooking, lighting and charging electronic devices. And a BioLite purchase helps support their engineering and design solutions that bring clean energy to families in Africa and Asia. Read More Posted on May 14, 2021 by Whole Earth
Meet The North Face Athlete Coree Woltering Meet The North Face Athlete Coree Woltering Whole Earth is excited to invite you to a conversation with Coree Woltering, ultrarunner extraordinaire and member of the select crew of The North Face Athletes. He may be best known for his ability to race all distances on all surfaces while rocking his signature Speedo. Coree will talk with our own Emery Cookston about his running career, training methods, preferred gear and what inspires him to be an ultrarunner. Read More Posted on May 13, 2021 by Whole Earth
A colorful mandala of Teva Universal Sandals celebrating 30 years of Teva! Teva - Adventuring Since 1984 A river rafting guide needed shoes that could run rapids and protect his feet both in and out of the water. His choices at the time were sneakers or flip flops. Anyone who has worn wet sneakers knows what a squelchy mess they can be to wear, and it may take days for them to dry out. And flips? One misstep in the current and your flip is gone for good. But Thatcher had an idea. Read More Posted on May 12, 2021 by Whole Earth
Whole Earthlings keeping cool by the pool on a hot summer's day Keep it Cool When summer comes we want to be as cool and comfortable as possible. Summer in Texas can be brutally hot, so you’ll find us wearing cotton, linen and other natural fibers that breathe whether we’re at home, work or out and about. But if we’re going fishing, birding, hiking or out on a boat, you just might find us wearing technical clothing. At Whole Earth, no matter the activity, you’ll find clothing to help you keep it cool on hot summer days.   Read More Posted on May 11, 2021 by Whole Earth
Assorted Patagonia Baggie Shorts hanging on a clothesline Patagonia Baggies - One good pair of shorts It’s rare for a style of clothing to remain popular and virtually unchanged for almost 40 years. Patagonia Baggies have been with us since 1982 and are growing ever more popular. Kids who grew up wearing baggies, still do. Others are discovering them for the first time as adults. Why are they so popular? As one longtime wearer put it, “I wear baggies because I don’t want too much fabric between me and the experience.” Read More Posted on May 11, 2021 by Whole Earth
The colorful  40 piece PlanToys Construction Set PlanToys – Wooden Toys to Inspire and Delight For forty years, PlanToys have sparked young children’s imaginations with toys that are beautiful, safe, sustainably made, and fun! From basic wooden blocks to a pull-along snail, a building crane set and much more, these toys are created to inspire and to last. Read More Posted on May 9, 2021 by Whole Earth
A close  up look at the Cotopaxi Women's Teca Crop Jacket Finding a Great Gift for Mom How do we find a special Mother’s Day gift for the woman who has given us so much? If you’re looking for ideas, Whole Earth would be glad to help. We’ve been assisting folks on the hunt for great gifts for 50 years. For starters, here are a few of our strategies to help you bring that just-right gift into focus. Read More Posted on May 2, 2021 by Whole Earth
A Whole Earthling sport a KAVU Chillba Hat at McKinney Falls State Park near Austin KAVU for Summer Fun Barry Barr was sick and tired of losing his hat to the winds on the Bering Strait. A college student for much of the year, Barr earned money in the summer by captaining a commercial fishing boat off the Alaskan coast. He was convinced there was a better way to make a cap so it would stay on in the wind. Inspired by Teva sandals’ high quality jacquard webbing, Barr created the strapcap. The cap had a low profile and a band of webbing that could be tightened to fit snuggly on the head. In 1993, Barr began selling the strapcap from his car and KAVU was born. Read More Posted on Apr 27, 2021 by Whole Earth

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