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What do your clothes say about climate change? More than you think…

Climate Counts Blog

Most of us start our days the same way. We smack our alarm clock, wish it were Saturday, and get dressed. The scary thing is, the clothes we wear today reflect the votes we make for or against our climate’s future.



Every purchasing decision we make is a vote. Think about the number of socks, underwear, t-shirts, and jeans you’ve purchased over the years. If you are a parent, think about how many times your kids have… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on August 17, 2010 at 20:06 — No Comments

Repurposed Materials in Fashion

ElegRoo Blog

What's greener than recycled? What eco-friendlier than bio-degradable? That's right -- REPURPOSED! Resources already dug, mined, extracted, combined, processed and delivered. Can't un-do those. But when the product/material has outlived its desirability, don't sent it to resource-sucking recycling and not, of course, to the landfill. Create a new purpose for it and… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on August 11, 2010 at 0:06 — No Comments

Five Eco-Friendly Summer Fashion Finds

ElegRoo Blog

During the dog days of summer, here are some cool green discoveries that go so well with hot days and nights ...



The Sheba Pendant is a great "date necklace" made of wood, silk and glass, that dresses up a floaty summer top or colorful… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on August 6, 2010 at 19:30 — No Comments

Anvil Knitwear Completes Life Cycle Assessment of Tee Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) NEW YORK, NY - August 2, 2010 - Anvil Knitwear announced today the results of its greenhouse gas (GHG) life cycle assessment (LCA) for its AnvilSustainable™ t-shirt, which is made from recycled PET plastic bottles and transitional cotton, grown on farms making the switch to organic processes.



The analysis of the AnvilSustainable tee, which encompassed a cradle-to-grave approach, found the footprint to be 3.29 kgCO2e/tee.



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Added by 3BL Media on August 5, 2010 at 14:09 — No Comments

Social Biz Rides Social Media

This is a BIG DAY for Elegant Roots. Maybe even a profound day.



Milyoni, Inc., (said like "million eye"), the leader in Social Commerce, announces a new social merchandising tool within its popular Conversational Commerce™ solution. Its new Instant Showcase allows users to conveniently purchase select products right on the Facebook wall.



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Added by 3BL Media on August 2, 2010 at 14:34 — No Comments

New Report Offers Insights to Marketers on How to Brand to EcoAware Dads

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) St. Petersburg, FL - July 27, 2010 - A new consumer marketing report from EcoFocus Worldwide entitled Make Way for EcoAware Dads provides valuable insights to brand marketers as the new EcoAware Dad trend continues to evolve. The study shows that there is a strong and unattended market for home building, home improvement, durables, electronics, household goods, lawn and garden products, energy, transportation, and more. Already, more than 1 in 2… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on July 28, 2010 at 15:30 — No Comments

Volcom, In Partnership With National Coalition For The Homeless, Prepares To Launch Jeans Recycling Program For 2010

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) COSTA MESA, CA – July 13, 2010Volcom, Inc. the youth clothing innovator, is giving your jeans a chance again in 2010.



In 2009 more than 5,000 pairs of jeans were collected by 100 North American stores featuring Volcom product and then donated to fifty local homeless shelters across the country. This year Volcom is hoping to collect upwards of 10,000 pairs from more than 300 participating stores around… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on July 14, 2010 at 19:40 — No Comments

Need help planning your fall events or campaigns?

Charms To Change The World



July is an important planning month for your upcoming Fall campaigns. As you work with your committees and boards take some time to think about the impact your campaign or event will have before, during, and after it is over. A well run event or campaign has many facets and you want to make sure all your bases are covered.



As you strategize on the venue, theme, décor, marketing, financial… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on July 12, 2010 at 15:51 — No Comments

What Are Conflict-Free Diamonds?

Conflict diamonds, also known as 'blood' diamonds, are rough diamonds traded by rebel movements or their allies for the financing of armed conflicts historically aimed at undermining legitimate

governments. Currently, there are 48 participants in the voluntary Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS),

which was established to regulate the trade of conflict diamonds and

prevent conflict diamonds from entering the legal diamond…

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Added by 3BL Media on July 2, 2010 at 2:33 — 1 Comment

Sulusso supports sustainable jewelry designers.

Sulusso, an…

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Added by 3BL Media on June 21, 2010 at 3:22 — No Comments

Ceres Conference 2010: 3BL Media's Bill Baue interviews Beth Holzman, Manager of CSR Strategy & Reporting at Timberland

3BL Media's Bill Baue interviews Beth Holzman, Manager of CSR Strategy & Reporting at Timberland while attending the Ceres 2010 Conference, Roadmap for a Sustainable…

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Added by 3BL Media on May 14, 2010 at 2:30 — No Comments

L’Oréal Named One of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” For 2010

L’Oréal’s commitment to ethics and achievements have once again been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute, a think-tank dedicated to the creation,

advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, human

rights, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and

sustainability.



Based on in-depth research and a multi-step analysis, the companies

selected for this ranking have demonstrated exemplary behaviour…

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Added by 3BL Media on March 26, 2010 at 2:11 — No Comments

Gap Inc. Recognized as One of World's Most Ethical Companies For Fourth Year in a Row

For the fourth year in a row, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) has been

recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most

Ethical Companies for 2010.

“Gap Inc.’s promotion of a sound ethical environment shines within its industry and shows a clear understanding that operating under the highest standards for business behavior goes beyond goodwill and

‘lip-service’ and is linked to performance and profitability,” said

Alex Brigham, Executive Director of the…

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Added by 3BL Media on March 26, 2010 at 2:09 — No Comments

Gap Inc. named #1 Retailer in 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

March 9, 2010 - Gap Inc. was named as the top retailer in Corporate

Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizen List, placing 9th

overall in the most recent ranking of major U.S. companies by CRO

Magazine which serves as a national indicator of best practices in the

area of corporate responsibility.

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is based entirely on publicly-available information and ranks Russell 1000 companies on their performance in seven key…

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Added by 3BL Media on March 11, 2010 at 1:09 — No Comments

Gold’s Dark Side

Investors are hoarding it to hedge against the dollar’s weakness. Consumers are buying it up in ever increasing volumes. Gold seemingly adds up to big opportunities wherever you look, with US gold jewelry sales representing a growing $17 billion market and China gold jewelry sales reaching nearly 260 billion yuan in 2009. But the fact is that this precious metal has a dark side, too. As gold’s prestige and value increases, so do the implications of the trade itself.



“Most consumers… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on January 13, 2010 at 17:01 — No Comments

C5 company jewelry now featured on Sulusso.com

C5 company, which has become well-known for creating sustainable custom engagement and wedding rings, has recently debuted their first finished jewelry collection. Avenue Green is now exclusively available online at Sulusso.com, the premier marketplace of sustainable jewelry.



For the Avenue Green collection, C5 company created beautiful, sustainable pieces that are really easy to purchase and wear. All six pieces in the collection range from $45 to $200 and are hand-made from 100%… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 29, 2009 at 17:09 — No Comments

The 40% Problem: Why Retailers and Brands are Struggling with Social Compliance in China

Many of the most transparent retailers and brands report that 40-50% of their factories are either in remediation or considered medium risks. Moreover, this has not changed much over the past three years. Why has this proven to be such a challenge?



The principal goal is to protect the brand from disclosure that its suppliers and factories may not be trading ethically. Protecting the brand is an immediate problem. Human rights in developing countries is an aspirational goal.… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 28, 2009 at 1:52 — No Comments

Give the gift of education this holiday

C5 company, a leader in sustainable jewelry, has created a promotional pendant for Under the Baobab Tree (UTBT), an international nonprofit organization that provides education and other critical services in Malawi.



With the $100 purchase you receive the ethically made pendant of the UTBT logo, handmade recycled paper giftbox and a personal story about one of the children who will receive free education because of your contribution.



Malawi is one of the most impoverished… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 22, 2009 at 14:00 — No Comments

Making Winter Hot with Eco-Knits

From Gawky Green of Two Girls Go Green



I’m sitting in Starbucks. It’s snowing. It’s Michigan and it’s December, so I guess I am not that surprised. But that doesn’t negate the fact that I am cold. And one [of the many] thing(s) I hate about cold weather is that it leaves my fashion wardrobe limited. Not only do I lack motivation to dress any way but comfy, there are only so many variations of long sleeves, long pants and boots.



Alas, this is why I appreciate fashion… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 12, 2009 at 2:17 — No Comments

Social activist turns life and world conflicts into cause worthy cosmetics

Jody R. Weiss founded Peacekeeper Cause-Metics out of a bit too much righteous anger.



Jody is a practitioner of yoga, and has dedicated her life to promoting peace in the world and in her personal life. A product of activist parents, Jody found herself searching for something more - not the peace her parents fought by pitting the good side against the bad; in her gut she felt that as long as there are sides, there can be no peace. Jody took some of her righteous anger from a first… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 12, 2009 at 1:37 — No Comments

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