Look good, save the earth

July 6, 2006 at 10:30 pm 1 comment

The Independent has a nice review piece on organic clothing. It explains how cotton may be natural, but it’s far from planet-friendly.

It has a few links of labels to wear with pride…

  • American Apparel – “worker-positive” cooperatives recycling fabric scraps and using sustainable cotton.
  • Bamford & Sons – vintage and new items, inc. organic Japanese cotton & ecological leather.
  • Edun – “trade not aid” ethical clothing launched by Bono et al.
  • Gossypium – organic and Fairtrade cotton.
  • Loomstate – pre-industrialised farming and manufacturing methods used to weave raw organic cotton yarn and labels embedded with wildflower seeds.
  • People Tree – organic and Fairtrade-certified cotton clothing made to high ethical and environmental standards.
  • Reflective Circle – “a political and social participant, responsible for all levels affected by design, including ethical and aesthetic areas”.
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  • 1. kim goodnight  |  April 19, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    For Immediate Release
    April 2007

    Got a s(eco)nd?

    This August 27-29th in Las Vegas , Pooltradeshow will launch a new area entitled s(eco)nd that will focus on the new breed of environmentally & socially conscious organizations that are emerging world-wide. s(eco)nd will take place in conjunction with Pool in Las Vegas .

    Pool, the incubator of new & emerging lifestyle fashion, began as a non-traditional forum to fulfill a need for the specialty market. For the last 6 years, Pool has been a place where key retailers connect with innovative apparel & lifestyle designers. Now, Pool is introducing a new branch that will fulfill a need in the industry for the new generation of consciousness. s(eco)nd will showcase the best new talents who are also making a positive impact on our world.

    Director of Operations for Pool & creator of s(eco)nd, Mindy Wiener says “ Now, we have an opportunity to lead by example on what is seemingly THE issue of our time. True visionaries such as Fred Segal tried to introduce this concept over a decade ago but he was too far ahead of the market. We recognize that timing is very important in the Fashion Industry. We’ve been working to raise awareness for the last few seasons but have not felt like the timing was quite right to take a stand. Now, there is no doubt that (people) businesses have become more aware & are implementing changes that are impacting the industry. By introducing the thought that it only takes a s(eco)nd to change the world, s(eco)nd will allow us to take a second look at how we do business and will encourage our audience to rethink their most basic day-to-day habits. We are proud to take a stand, paving the way to greater change.”

    s(eco)nd will carefully hand-select each of its launch brands.
    For media inquires and more information on how you can become involved with Pool or s(eco)nd, please contact:

    Kimberly Goodnight
    PUREconsulting
    (323) 664-0003
    kim@pureconsultinginfo.com

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