Saturday, November 14, 2009

barley & birch: green clothing manufacturer

Barley & Birch manufactures 100% certified organic cotton childrens clothing with water-based inks. (They don’t pollute the earth, water, or expose farm workers to toxins.) All products from their company are made in the USA and at least 15% of their profits go to several carbon-reducing initiatives in order to fully offset the carbon emissions that result from the production of the garments. At least another 15% goes to organizations that improve people’s lives around the world.
Kyle Smitley, Barley & Birch’s founder is among Inc.'s 2009 listing of "30 Under 30: America's Coolest Entrepreneurs."
30 under 30

B&B offsets any emissions created by production and shipping, and work with manufacturers and suppliers that are largely powered by solar energy. B&B uses certified organic cotton and water-based inks, so they do not pollute the air and water with chemicals. The product line is made in the United States for a lower carbon footprint. Socially, the company donates at least 10% of profits to a variety of organizations working all over the world to improve the lives of others, supporting everything from educating rural farmers on sustainable agriculture to providing shelter to victims of abuse. Barley and Birch stands for the growth of justice and equality throughout the world.

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