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Parkland Design & Manufacturing

Parkland produces a large assortment of daypacks, bags, and accessories using polyester that is created from 100% recycled plastic water bottles. It takes about 12 plastic water bottles to make one Parkland backpack. Parkland utilizes regular factory audits for safety and social compliance and their shipping boxes, bags, and catalogs are made from recycled paper.

Mata Traders - Fashion

Mata Traders is a fair trade fashion label striving to end global poverty and produce sustainable fashion by sourcing its garments from India and Nepal, where the company employs women from marginalized communities. The women work at artisan cooperatives that provide childcare, healthcare, paid maternity leave, and education on subjects such as opening a bank account, literacy classes, computer training, and dealing with domestic violence. These services are imperative because they help prevent child labor and gender inequality in countries where these issues are rampant. Mata ensures that child labor practices are not involved in the production of its products. The artisans who work for Mata are paid living wages, allowing them to provide for their children, thus combatting child labor at its source. The co-ops also use traditional printing and embroidery techniques, preserving an ancient art that is being phased out by globalization and fast-fashion.

WAMA Underwear - Hemp Clothing

WAMA Underwear is a new startup focusing on pioneering the way with hemp underwear. Their mission is to make the best hemp undies in the world and to bring more awareness to hemp as an option for clothing, especially underwear. Hemp fabric has many benefits like being naturally anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and super soft and breathable. WAMA works with suppliers who are Global Organic Textile Standard certified (GOTS) to ensure the organic status of their textiles and they have a team member based out of China to oversee and audit the factories. WAMA also takes pride in being a Vegan company and an official PETA Approved Vegan brand.

Corkor - Vegan Handbags and Wallets

Corkor is a 100% vegan and eco-friendly producer of cork wallets and handbags. All of the cork used to make their bags and accessories is harvested from FSC certified forests -- complying with strict environmental, social, and economic standards. The cork forests are managed in a way that ensures local communities are respected, endangered habitats protected, and workers are properly paid. Only the bark is removed to obtain the cork used in Corkor's products. The trees continue living for up to 300 years. All of Corkor's products are PETA Approved 100% animal free including all aspects of production. Corkor owns its workshop, so all of their products are made from start to finish in their own facilities where artisans have safe working conditions and fair salaries. Their products include premium vegan briefcases, clutches, body bags, messenger bags, passport cases, satchels, tote bags, and wallets. Corkor products may be ordered online with free worldwide shipping available.

Ninoshka - Fashion with a Conscience

Ninoshka is a sustainable fashion brand by designer Ninoshka Alvares-Delaney. Produced in India, her products are available worldwide through several online retailers. All of Ninoshka’s products are made from natural and organic material. She uses natural dyes including indigo, pomegranate, marigold, onion peels, and coconut. Embroidery is done by rural Indian artisans and Ninoshka works with handloom weavers from across India. By working with rural artisans, not only does she create employment opportunities, but also makes sure that the artisans she works with receive fair wages. Ninoshka practices the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle philosophy. She reduces waste and the use of resources by creating minimalistic styles and up-cycled fashion. Some of her designs are constructed in a single stitch line, while others can be reused by wearing a garment inside-out or in multiple ways.

Felvarrom - Upcycled Products

Felvarrom collects thrown-out bicycle parts from individuals and bicycle stores and turns them into attractive belts, bags, coin purses, and wallets. Any scraps that can't be used are taken to the local recycling facility. All of Felvarrom's manufacturing and cleaning processes are eco-friendly. Located in Budapest Hungary, Felvarrom offers free worldwide delivery on every order with no hidden costs. You can return any product for a refund if not satisfied. Every year, Felvarrom keeps thousands of bicycle innertubes, tires, and metal parts out of the landfill.

Upasana - Integral Design

Upasana is a place where creativity, fashion, design, Indian culture, business, social responsibility and spiritual progress are woven together. Their mission is to create conscious sustainable fashion without passing environmental costs on to the future. Upasana's work ranges from design and manufacturing of garments using a rich palette of traditional Indian textiles (organic cotton, silk from Benares etc.) to design consultancy, education and social development. It is a place where people are the central focus and all the projects, products and resources help people to grow and develop into their full radiance.

Rock/Creek - Outdoor Gear

Rock/Creek's mission is to provide products that keep you safe and comfortable in the outdoors while being committed to leadership in environmental stewardship and improving access for outdoor recreation. Rock/Creek funds charitable foundations including the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, the Access Fund, the Cumberland Trail Conference, and the Lula Lake Land Trust and they help raise money for environmental initiatives. Recent funding projects include trail construction, land purchases, and parking and campsite construction for trail access. 

Rock/Creek participates in the Chaco shoe recycling program and Patagonia's recycling program to reduce waste and distribute clothing to people in need. 100% of the power used by Rock/Creek is offset by certified natural wind power and the company strives to conserve energy and offset their carbon footprint. Rock/Creek strives to eliminate waste in their daily operations by using low waste packaging and moving to a paperless warehouse fulfillment system. 

Rock/Creek offers an extensive collection of outdoor products including men's and women's jackets, sweaters, shirts, pants, base layers, and footwear, plus a complete selection of gear for backpacking, camping, climbing, kayaking, running, and travel. Located in Tennessee, their products are available online.

Mountain Gear

Mountain Gear is an outdoor gear company with a passion for sustainability. Their online catalog offers an extensive collection of gear for hiking, camping, backpacking, mountaineering, skiing, canoeing, and kayaking, along with men's and women's outdoor clothing and footwear. Mountain Gear's distribution center is LEED Gold certified, making it a healthy place to work with minimal environmental impact. The building also includes recycled carpets, low-flow plumbing, and efficient lighting. Mountain Gear employees are encouraged to use alternative forms of transportation, supported with an indoor bike room and on-site showers. The company subsidizes bus passes and gives incentives for carpooling and hybrid vehicles. Mountain Gear offers a community organic garden for employees complete with vermiculture worm composting. Mountain Gear's commitment to the environment extends to the products they sell. Their Sustainable Pick program lets online shoppers know which products are made from organic, recycled, or quickly renewable materials, or are made using Fair Trade practices. Mountain Gear actively works with suppliers to encourage more sustainable options. For charitable giving, Mountain Gear partners with The Access Fund, as well as a program that helps at-risk urban youth experience the outdoors.

Garthenor - Organic Wool Knitting Yarn

Garthenor’s mission is to provide sustainable, organic, and British wool products in an ecologically responsible way. Garthenor produces beautiful certified organic wool yarn, fleece, and bespoke (custom made (bespoke) knitwear. Garthenor raises sheep on their own farm and they buy raw fleeces directly from UK farmers. All of their wool products are fully traceable to the farm of origin. Garthenor was the first company in the world to produce and sell certified organic yarns. Their sustainability goals include reducing energy use, reducing waste, promoting conservation, and inspiring others to act. Garthenor measures the direct and indirect environmental impact of their operations and actively develops solutions for reducing those impacts. Garthenor's wool is available in a wide array of beautiful natural colors and it can be purchased online with worldwide shipping.

Ecowool

Ecowool has been providing quality sheepskin rugs, boots, and slippers along with wool clothing and bedding to customers worldwide for over 20 years. Their environmentally friendly products are made from pure New Zealand wool that is grown in unpolluted alpine pastures. Ecowool's sheepskin rugs are not tanned using harsh chemicals like arsenic and formaldehyde. They are trimmed, machined, washed, left to dry in the sun, and finally combed over and over by hand. Ecowool offers free worldwide shipping in the currency of your choice.

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

REI is the largest consumer cooperative in the United States. Their passion for outdoor adventure is expressed by their incredible product selection. REI offers a huge selection of gear for camping, hiking, climbing, cycling, winter sports, water sports, and travel. They pride themselves in offering the latest and greatest gear but also gear that is tried and tested to be the best available for their members. Membership benefits include a nice rebate credit at the end of each year based on excess profits. REI has been listed in Fortune magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" every year since the rankings began in 1998. REI donates millions of dollars each year to support conservation efforts and they send teams of volunteers to build trails, clean up beaches, and restore local habitats. REI has made a commitment to responsible business practices. They strive to reduce their environmental footprint throughout the company including setting lofty goals like drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing energy use, becoming a zero waste company, creating buildings that are environmentally responsible, and tracking product lifecycles to improve sustainability. All of the REI brand products are produced with the goal of minimal environmental impact and progress is measured each year. REI  strives to power their business operations with green energy. The company gives employees paid time off to get outdoors and they have launched a sustainable tourism program for connecting with other cultures. 

Johnson Woolen Mills

Johnson Woolen Mills has been producing rugged woolen outerwear in Vermont for nearly two centuries. The company's modern manufacturing facility is just feet from the original mill but many of the old processes remain, like hand cutting, piecing, and sewing their traditional patterned, checked, and plaid clothing lines. Johnson Woolen Mills has long practiced a no-waste policy. Every leftover piece of wool, string, or shipping pallet it put to use. Material extras are used for mittens, fanny packs, flasks, wool rugs, and other accessories. Some scraps are sent to local tailors that freelance for the mill from their homes and anything that can't be used is bagged and to be recycled or reused for yarn or insulating products. Johnson Wollen Mills produces a huge selection of wool jackets, shirts, pants, vests, hats, bags, mittens, rugs, throws, and wool fabric by the yard. It is all available for purchase online.

Freecycle Network - Free Item Exchange

Freecycle Network is like Craigslist, but everything is free. Their purpose is to keep good stuff out of landfills by allowing members to give away items they no longer need and search for things they can use. Freecycle reduces waste, saves precious resources, and eases the burden on our landfills. Freecycle is a nonprofit movement of more than 5,000 local groups and 9 million members from all around the world. Just type your location on the home page and you will likely find a group nearby with hundreds or thousands or free items available. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers. Membership is free. As a nonprofit, The Freecycle Network's operating expenses are funded by donations, Google ads, and grants. In addition to reducing waste, The Freecycle Network believes they help instill a sense of generosity of spirit that strengthens local community ties and promotes environmental sustainability.

Nordic Natural Clothing

Nordic Natural Clothing is made from organic wool, silk, and cotton made by manufacturers in Finland and Germany. Their product line includes merino wool underwear, shirts, leggings, tank tops, t-shirts, socks, hats, camisoles, and baby clothes. Nordic Natural Clothing strives to provide garments that have passed the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard for product and environmental safety. They track all of their product sources. One of their suppliers, Ruskovilla, is a pioneer in environmentally-friendly textile manufacturing based in Finland. The organic wool used for Nordic Natural clothing is from South America and is produced according to the criteria of IVN (Internationaler Verband der Naturtextilwirtschaft). The yarn is spun in Germany and it is certified by IMO (Institute for Marketecology). For silk, Nordic Natural uses a manufacturer that retains some of the natural sericin protein and it has not been chemically treated during production. Nordic Natural's organic cotton is from India and woven by a company that guarantees minimum wage and ethical labor practices. Located in BC, Canada, Nordic Natural offers online ordering and shipping to the U.S. and Canada.

NUI Organics - Wool Baby Clothes

NUI Organics offers certified organic New Zealand merino wool clothes for babies and children including one-pieces, bottoms, sweaters, jackets, sleepwear, socks, hats, and blankets. NUI Organics uses certified organic materials as much as possible, including organic wool and organic cotton, and they select manufacturers with strong environmental and social philosophies. NUI also looks for other ways to reduce their impact like designing for growth. By making simple changes to their clothing design, like adding fold-back cuffs, their products can fit your child for three years instead of one. Located in Austin, Texas, their products are available for purchase on their exceptionally beautiful website.

Freyja Canada - Wool Clothing

Freyja Canada manufacturs 100% natural Icelandic wool sweaters, hats, mittens, and scarves. Their products are made according to traditional Icelandic patterns and designs. The Vikings first brought sheep to Iceland 1100 years ago. There, the stock bred in isolation for centuries, adapting to the harsh climate of the Arctic Circle. Freyja yarn is made up of the two layers of wool from these Islandic sheep. The outer layer repels water and the inner layer insulates. By combining the correct ratio of these two layers they produce a unique dense yarn that is lighter and stronger than other fibers. Every step in the production process of Icelandic wool is environmentally sustainable. The mills are exclusively powered by geothermal and hydroelectric energy and chemical use in cleaning and dyeing is minimized to protect the inherent properties of the wool. The Icelandic yarn used by Freyja is manufactured by Istex, who purchases wool directly from farmers in Iceland. Freyja products can be ordered online and they offer a low fixed rate shipping charge to Canada and the U.S. with worldwide shipping available.

Icebreaker - Merino Wool Clothing

Icebreaker produces a wonderful line of stylish merino wool long sleeve shirts, short sleeve shirts, zip turtleneck shirts, base layers, sweaters, jackets, hats, gloves, scarves and a full selection of merino socks. Icebreaker's commitment to sustainability is substantial. To start with, they have stringent supplier requirements. Their primary wool cleaning plant recycles its cleaning water, their spinning plant recycles heat, and their manufacturing plant uses environmentally-friendly dye. All manufacturing contractors are required to be working toward a global environmental assurance program, such as ISO 14001 and to consciously minimize environmental impact. Icebreaker's garment manufacturer, spinner, and sock manufacturer are all accredited to ISO 14001: 2004.

All of the cardboard that Icebreaker uses for packaging is either recycled or

JH Stillman - Merino Wool Clothing

JH Stillman produces a line of high quality merino wool underwear, tops, bottoms, zip-neck shirts, hats and gloves. The company actively limits waste by creating products that are designed to last a long time and by using recyclable materials and some products are produced from reclaimed material. They hold all suppliers to labor ethical standards and employees are paid for time volunteering at non-profits. Product that is non-saleable is recycled through textile or pulp mills or donated abroad. JH Stillman also donates books to promote literacy throughout the developing world. Their products are available for purchase online and they are located in Wisconsin.

Baabaazuzu - Upcycled Clothing

Baabaazuzu produces men's and women's jackets, vests, hats, scarves, mittens, purses, bags, throws, and christmas stockings all handcrafted from 100% vintage materials that are reclaimed and transformed into a beautiful wearable. No two pieces of Baabaazuzu are ever alike. Upcycling is even more eco-conscious than recycling because the materials do not have to be remanufactured. Even the buttons, zippers and other embellishments found on the old clothing is removed and reused in the final designed products. Baabaazuzu switched to high-efficiency laundry machines designed to use less energy use and water. All the garments are washed with a local-made soap that is biodegradable and uses no bleach or phosphates. Baabaazuzu also reuses cardboard shipping boxes, uses sustainably-sourced office supplies, and recycles paper and other office waste. Located in northern Michigan, Baabaazuzu offers online sales.