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Articles regarding organic apparel or organic fashion accessories.  Let's face it, organic fashion (green fashion) is in vogue.  Most people prefer to take care of the environment.  In addition to reading news from below, you can learn more about organic fashion on Apparel Search.  You can learn about going green as well as other issues relevant to clothing and fabrics.  If you wish to discuss organic apparel with other members of the fashion industry, please join in the discussions at the organic clothing group.

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Interactive Tool Provides Greater Insight into Materials Assessment Scores Used in the Higg Index

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has launched the Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) web tool as a new component to the Higg Index suite of sustainability tools for the apparel and footwear industries. This interactive new platform visualizes and compares the quantitative section of the MSI scores used in the Higg Index. The goal of the MSI web tool is to dramatically increase transparency into how the quantitative scores of the MSI are derived, as well as allow a means for anyone in the public domain to submit new data to the SAC to improve the quality of the scores. It is open-source, allowing users to contribute new data, help improve the quality of current data and access the data underlying the MSI scores. The MSI web tool can be viewed at msi.apparelcoalition.org.   

Industry Tool Measures Apparel and Footwear Sustainability

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), a trade association comprised of brands, retailers, manufacturers, government and non-governmental organizations and academic experts, and representing more than a third of the global apparel and footwear market, today unveiled the Higg Index, a new tool for sustainability measurement across the industry value chain.  

Natural Clothing Company, owned by "Earth Day in Snohomish" organizer Alina Bartell, announces the Grand Opening on Friday, July 6 through Sunday, July 8, 2012 of the new shop location at 1020 First Street in Snohomish. Highlights of the Grand Opening include an exciting introduction of brand new, Paris-designed, organic fair trade clothing. These are fashions you will find nowhere else in the Puget Sound area! Event attendees get a chance to win a $100 gift certificate.

In keeping with its longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship and the celebration of eco-conscious living, Timberland today announced its sponsorship of two sustainable festivals this summer – Mountainfilm in Telluride, CO and Wanderlust in Stratton, VT, Copper Mountain, CO, Squaw Valley, CA and Whistler, British Columbia.  Through the brand's Fade to Green festival platform, which launched at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Timberland celebrates the innovation, self expression and style that cultivate creativity.  Much like the arts community, Timberland reaches far beyond commerce to inspire meaningful action around eco-minded practices, effect real change and create a better, more sustainable world.

EILEEN FISHER, a brand known for beautifully simple clothes designed to move with real life, is delighted to announce the recipients of its 7th Annual Business Grant Program for Women Entrepreneurs.  The program recognizes 100% women-owned businesses that are innovative and produce products that foster environmental and economical health in their communities.  Recipients will each receive a $12,500 grant and be flown to New York City for a two day conference with past business grant recipients and EILEEN FISHER teams.
This is an "environmentally friendly" article.  This may not actually be "organic" fashion.

Your Solo party cups and the flip flops you wear while enjoying those drinks now have a second life under three new national recycling initiatives.  

Solo Cup Company announced it is joining forces with TerraCycle®, Inc. to recycle its Solo Squared® party cups.  Through the Solo Cup Brigade®, individuals, schools and non-profits can collect used Solo Squared plastic cups and return them to TerraCycle where they will be recycled into plastic that will be used to make other items such as equipment for playgrounds, park benches and outdoor furniture.

Going organic doesn't just apply to the food we eat anymore.  Organic is becoming a lifestyle, and for many people, that lifestyle starts at the beginning of their children's lives.  More and more parents are making this change, and this trend toward all things organic and natural continues to grow -- especially for babies.  

DreamSacks® – purveyor of premium, sustainable designs, announces today its rebrand to Yala, in support of the company's global growth and modernized identity. Operating under its new name immediately, all goods designed and sold by the company, will now be known as Yala brand products. With a new name, lookbook, website, updated manifesto, and expansion into organic cotton apparel, Yala more accurately reflects the company's current position as a leading natural and sustainable fiber brand, and its mission as a leader in sustainable business practices.

Designer Brings Fashion Lineup to Hub of National Solar-Technology Hotbed

Solar Power International 2010

Project Runway” winner Seth Aaron Henderson will stage a pioneering high-fashion runway collection inspired by solar technology at the very epicenter of U.S. solar power adoption – Southern California – in a showing as part of LA Fashion Week at the biggest solar-industry trade show in the Americas.

“Seth Aaron SolarWorld Collection Presented by Portland Fashion Week”

Models posing atop all-black SolarWorld Sunmodule® solar panels will show off designs in the “Seth Aaron SolarWorld Collection Presented by Portland Fashion Week” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the SolarWorld booth at Solar Power International, a photovoltaic technology trade show expected to attract more than 25,000 people. SolarWorld’s Booth 3708 is located in Los Angeles Convention Center’s South Hall H. LA Fashion Week runs from Oct. 13 to 20, Solar Power International from Oct. 12 to 14.

While most people know bamboo simply as panda food or for decorative furniture, the natural wonders of bamboo-blended fabrics have been known for several years by a few high-end clothing manufacturers, who favor it for it's softer-than-cashmere feel and quality, and by the makers of sport clothes, who value it for it's durability, climate control, and antimicrobial attributes. However, Organica Essentials may be the first company to recognize all the fantastic properties of bamboo and realize the perfect application: baby clothes! Since 2007, Organica Essentials has been producing Baby Bambu a line of simple and elegant rompers, onesies, hats, blankets, and more, all out of their silkiest bamboo fabrics.
To celebrate Earth Day and the millions of cat owners across the country who make good green choices for their cats, home and environment all year-round, Yesterday's News® brand cat litter is announcing the Do-Gooder Design Challenge. The eco-friendly cat litter made with recycled paper is challenging four leading green esigners to "Do Good" by transforming yesterday's news -- recycled ewspaper -- into fashion-forward designs to benefit green charities.
Hanesbrands Inc., Parent Company of America's No. 1 Apparel Brand, Named an EPA ENERGY STAR(R) 2010 Partner of the Year

Hanes today announced a new national environmental advertising campaign, titled "For Future Generations." The ad, which will begin airing during the week of April 5, takes a lighthearted approach to the brand's environmental responsibility efforts, including eco-friendly products.

Hanes is also proud to debut a new consumer Web site where visitors can learn more about the brand's environmental responsibility effort and watch the "Future Generations" ad. The Hanes green Web site will also offer information and ideas for how consumers can take small steps toward making more responsible environmental decisions.

Hanes has always been committed to providing superior comfort and the brand hopes that its consumers will take comfort in the fact that Hanes is
doing its part for the environment.

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Textiles Intelligence's new report "Sustainability in Performance Apparel: Meeting the Demands of an Eco-Conscious Marketplace" to their offering.

“Sustainability in Performance Apparel: Meeting the Demands of an Eco-Conscious Marketplace”

The performance apparel industry has often been singled out for the damage its operations cause to the environment, and for the poor working conditions in some of the factories it uses. However, many of the leading brand companies and their suppliers have responded positively to such criticism in a bid to satisfy the demands of an increasingly eco-conscious marketplace. Some firms have gone even further and have shown a genuine commitment to protecting the planet by reducing their carbon footprint and pursuing socially responsible policies in every aspect of their businesses.

In an effort to reduce its energy demand and contribution to global warming The Timberland Company (NYSE: TBL) announced today that state of the art LED lighting will be replacing less efficient incandescent spotlights in 70% of its North American stores by the end of 2009. By reducing the electricity used on a daily basis for lighting in its stores, Timberland expects to shrink the carbon footprint of its US stores by an additional 11%.

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Levi Strauss & Co. and Goodwill® today announced A Care Tag for Our Planet, a new initiative that aims to put billions of pounds of unwanted clothing to good use instead of into landfill. Beginning in January 2010, the Levi's® brand will be the first major retailer to include messaging on product care tags that encourages people to donate unwanted clothing.

Maggie's Organics will become the first apparel company ever to be certified Fair Labor under a rigorous new auditing process. This certification validates socially responsible practices both in agricultural production and at all stages of the post-harvest production process.

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