MetaWear, in collaboration with Fashion Positive, has premiered Cradle to Cradle Certified™ SILVER organic men’s and women’s T-shirts that meet the highest standards in the fashion and textile industry for chemical safety, clean water effluent standards, compostability, superior social fairness and renewable energy production.
“We are very excited to partner with MetaWear, a company on the cutting edge of restorative manufacturing,” said Lewis Perkins, president of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. “Together, we are expanding a vision within the industry that is abundant rather than resource-constrained. We are creating beautiful, must-have clothes made in such a way that everything and everyone along the supply chain has been optimized for a better future.”
This groundbreaking new certification has come to life at MetaWear, the first and only GOTS certified (Global Organic Textile Standard) turnkey factory in the U.S., offering full package manufacturing, dyeing and finishing. Located in Fairfax, Va., MetaWear’s proprietary seaweed inks, jail-work release programs and solar/geothermal green energy systems have served as the ideal platform to support the optimization of chemicals, energy, water and social progress fundamental to the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard.
Inline with the Cradle to Cradle® vision of circularity, MetaWear has insured that Fashion Positive screen-printed T-shirts are made from 100 percent compostable certified organic cotton, which also reinforces the Cradle to Cradle vision of safe materials, perpetually cycled, produced with clean water, renewable energy and social fairness.
“We are proud and thrilled to offer the nation’s first Fashion Positive Cradle to Cradle Certified T-shirts, demonstrating that style and quality are not mutually exclusive with social and environmental responsibility,” stated MetaWear co-founder & president, Marci Zaroff.
MetaWear recently produced Cradle to Cradle Certified T-shirts for “Orange is the New Black” star Alysia Reiner for her upcoming feature movie, “Equity.” “With my unwavering commitment to human and planetary wellness, supporting and working with Fashion Positive MetaWear completely aligns with my values, representing the perfect fit for me and my film,” Reiner said.
In support of Cradle to Cradle Certified optimization work, Fashion Positive has created a Revolving Fund, which has provided program-related investments to MetaWear for the cost of optimizing materials and processes to meet Cradle to Cradle Certified guidelines. This investment program is open for application to all qualifying brands and suppliers who wish to optimize their materials.
With a commitment to ethical closed loop production, certified organic and sustainable fabrics, social justice, creating American jobs and utilizing renewable energy to reduce climate change, MetaWear is the nation’s leading sustainable fashion manufacturer and turnkey solution for stylish “Made in the U.S.A.,” GOTS-certified, screen-printed and dyed T-shirts and other custom goods. To learn more about MetaWear and/or to inquire about placing orders, visit metawearorganic.com.