Whole Earth is a family owned business based in Texas with six stores in four cities: Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Our stores are filled with exciting and eclectic merchandise displayed in a fun, laid back environment with our knowledgeable and friendly sales staff at hand ready to offer information or advice should you need it. A Whole Earth store is much more than just a shopping destination, it’s a fun experience. Over the years Whole Earth has supported Texas State Parks, The Nature Conservancy, Audubon Texas, Hill Country Conservancy, Friends of Enchanted Rock, Big Bend Conservancy and many other non-profits large and small working to preserve and restore the environment. You may know us from Texas State Park Month, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Earth Day celebrations, Chaco Gives Back, and climbing competitions like the Granite Gripper. Other events we’ve sponsored were one-time responses to natural disasters like fund drives for the Houston Food Bank in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the Oxfam Nepal Recovery Fund Drive after the devastating earthquakes of 2015.
Our earlier product mix has expanded to the point where we are sometimes hard- pressed to define what Whole Earth is to the public. The best camping and backpacking equipment store? A store with an unusual mix of technical and casual clothing and footwear? A great gift, toy store? A store with a sense of humor? Today’s Whole Earth Provision Co. has come a long way since its early Austin/Whole Earth Catalog beginnings, but some things remain the same. We’re still on the lookout for the best clothing, shoes and gear for our customers.