Maggie's Organics a true corporate role model!

At Maggie's Organics their mission is to
produce and provide comfortable, durable, affordable and beautiful articles of
apparel and accessories made from materials that restore, sustain and enhance
the resources, including human, from which they are made.  After learning
about the harsh facts of conventional cotton cultivation and garment
manufacturing back in 1992, Maggie’s began to make socks, and then added
tee shirts, tights, lounge pants, and other garments out of certified Organic
fibers. Not only does Maggie’s strive to convert as many acres of land as
possible from conventional to organic farming methods, but they are also
passionate about creating an alternative to the poor working conditions and pay
in the apparel industry.  They were instrumental in the creation of The Fair
Trade Zone, a 100% worker-owned Sewing Co-Operative in Nueva Vida, Nicaragua
and the first worker-owned cooperative in the world to gain Free Trade Zone
status!



 



Maggie’s Organics has been selling
organic fibers for 16 years, and have long been featured at natural products’
stores nationwide, most notably Whole Foods.  They are committed to socially
responsible business practices, and have always made their socks in the
U.S.
only.  All their products are long-lasting, durable, and comfortable!



 



New from Maggie’s:



At Maggie’s,they understand that
economic times are tough, and that tough times call for creative
solutions.  Maggie’s has been working on a way to pass on some
fabulous discounted prices to their customers and has created a new shopping
category, “Maggie’s Outlet."  they now offer a great place
to find everyday discounts, deep discounts, and closeout blowout pricing. 
American Canvas readers should check in often to see new additions and great
savings!



 



Maggie’s has won numerous awards,
including the 2006 Natural Products Expo East “Best New Green
Product” for its Organic Baby Bodysuit and Cap Sets and the 2005 Intercot
Recognition Award in the category of “Social Accountability” for
Maggie’s important contribution made to organic textiles and ecologically
sound textile products.



 



Maggie’s story offers inspiration to
budding social entrepreneurs and products that American Canvas readers can
purchase to support socially and environmentally responsible practices. 
More information about Maggie’s Organics as well as a 13 minute video on
the development of the Sewing Co-Operative in
Nicaragua can be found on their
website, www.maggiesorganics.com.

3 comments:

green thinking said...

The single most important contribution any of us can make to the planet is a return to frugality.

Alfred said...

Wow, it's really nice. Too used to visit WoolRich for apparel & other accessories.

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