Awareness

H&M Gives 1M Euros in Prizes for Eco-friendly Ideas
February 25, 2016 at 4:52 pm

H&M is making an effort to create a more environmentally conscious apparel industry by rewarding startups with 1 million euros (approximately $1,102,695) in prize money for technological innovations that benefit the sustainable-apparel landscape. According to Fashion Times, the H&M Conscious Foundation—an independent organization to create positive change—hosted…

Alliance Rubber Company Receives ISO Quality Certification
January 19, 2016 at 4:44 pm

Alliance Rubber Company, Hot Springs, Ark., recently received International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2008 certification, which addresses various aspects of quality management. The standards provide guidance and tools to ensure products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements, and that quality consistently is improved. The ISO 9001:2008 certification, with a design and development exclusion, is an internationally…

Carolina Panthers Promote 'Purrbacca' T-shirt for a Cause
December 29, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Carolina Panthers stars, such as Cam Newton and Greg Olson, have been sporting a "Star Wars"-themed Panthers tee. Dapper Ink sold the shirt, which depicts the Panthers' logo as Chewbacca (aka Purrbacca), and all proceeds went toward the HEARTest Yard, a family…

Transformable Water Bottle Supports Clean-Drinking-Water Projects
December 28, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Replacing single-use drink containers with a reusable bottle not only cuts down on trash and problems like plastic pollution in the ocean, but it also reduces the amount of new resources and energy needed for the manufacturing process. The water bottle company Dopper is taking that concept a…

American Apparel Works with Sierra Leone Artisans for T-shirt Collection
December 22, 2015 at 6:55 pm

American Apparel, Los Angeles, has teamed up with artisans from Sierra Leone to create a limited edition T-shirt collection. According to Apparel, a New York-based creative named Massah KaiKai pitched the idea to American Apparel. KaiKai wanted to use the project to shift the focus from the…

AAkron Line Launches New GiveBack Philanthropy Program
December 11, 2015 at 6:05 pm

AAkron Line, Akron, N.Y., recently partnered with the National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources (NAEIR), a nonprofit that collects corporate goods and redistributes them to schools, churches and charities, to launch its GiveBack one-for-one program. Every time a customer orders a product from the GiveBack collection, AAkron will donate a similar product to…

Campaign Merchandise for the Holiday Season
December 8, 2015 at 6:21 pm

With the holiday season underway, presidential candidates have been adding holiday-themed promotional merchandise to their Web stores. From sweaters fit for an "ugly sweater party" to decorations to hang on the tree, candidates from both ends of the political spectrum are getting in…

Apparel Company CEOs Call for Strong Climate Deal
December 7, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Citing droughts, temperature shifts and other impacts that will make apparel production “more difficult and costly,” the CEOs of seven top global apparel companies have issued a statement calling on government leaders to reach a strong climate-change agreement at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris that will stop the growth…

NICU Mom Donates Tote Bags to Montana NICU
December 7, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Jessi Billmayer knows what it’s like to end up in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), hoping and praying for a healthy baby with nothing at your disposal. The 32-year-old mother from Hogeland, Mont., has delivered three out of her four children in the NICU at Benefis Health System, and knows that sometimes it’s such…

Beacon Promotions Supports United Way
December 4, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Beacon Promotions, New Ulm, Minn., is supporting the Brown County United Way, which supports numerous programs in the county, such as Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) House, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, scouting programs, a backpack program (school supplies), a day of caring that helps residents…