Green U.S. Business Earns Highest Standard in Organic Textile Certification

PETALUMA, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ — econscious, experts in supplying
organic and sustainable apparel to brands worldwide, is excited to become the
first and only United States supplier certified by the Global Organic Textile
Standard (GOTS).

GOTS is the highest and most comprehensive international standard for
Organic textiles from farm to finished product. As brands align themselves
with the green movement, both to satisfy the growing demand of conscious
consumers and to align with their brand’s core-values, many are turning to
econscious’ experts to streamline the time, expertise and resources required
to ensure the organic status of their apparel.

econscious’ President, Dale Denkensohn, helped lead Patagonia’s conversion
to organic cotton in the 1990’s and is amongst the pioneers of organic and
sustainable manufacturing. According to Mr. Denkensohn, “Our goal is to be the
most trusted source for organic and sustainable blank apparel and
accessories.” Denkensohn continues, “The GOTS certification is a hallmark
achievement. It helps position econscious to make a larger impact towards a
better future by guaranteeing piece of mind to the growing market of
conscientious consumers.”

The GOTS certification ensures that the entire manufacturing process
adheres to a strict set of standards, including criteria such as types of dyes
allowed, types of closures and hardware use, substances prohibited in
manufacturing, and the treatment of waste water. GOTS also includes important
social components to ensure living wages are paid and a safe, hygienic work
environment is provided.

Company background: econscious has over two decades of experience in
supplying organic and sustainable apparel and accessories to brands worldwide.
econscious offers a comprehensive line of organic and sustainable Tees,
Fleece, Hats, Beanies, Bags and custom private label soft-goods. econscious
helps other companies become more sustainable by supplying manufacturers with
blank, private label apparel and accessories. One-percent of econscious’
sales supports environmental causes. December’s one-percent non-profit partner
is the Santa Barbara Channelkeeper. For more information please visit
econscious.net or call the sales department at 1.877.326.6660. Press inquiries
please contact the PR representative at 303.800.5303 for interviews and/or
photos.

[Via http://www.prnewswire.com]

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