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"Grand Rapids-based retailer sells 'low impact' eco-fasions"
Thank you, Grand Rapids Business Journal for reaching out & shedding light on this 22 year long investment in tangible threads that connect, empower, & preserve.
"Two-plus decades ago, when the sustainability movement was cutting its teeth in Grand Rapids, a traveling educator read a book about the cotton industry that stopped her in her tracks."
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January 2018 'Clothing Matters' by Richett Media
Clothing Matters is a venture committed to a helping people prevent pollution & support social justice by choosing apparel made with respect for life.
January 2018 The Mitten Brewing Co.
We applaud #MittenBrewingCo as GR's first brewery to choose sustainable shirts for their brand!! These are 100% organic cotton--NO plastic/polyester! The Mitten's order of 50 shirts prevented 16.5 pounds of insecticide from polluting over 35,000 gallons of water compared to conventional cotton--1/3 pound pollutes 700 gallons just to grow 1 non-organic T-shirt AND avoids use of polyester, the laundering of which is a significant source of micro-plastic pollution in our Great Lakes & rivers. Thank you for choosing Clothing Matters' logowear line for your worthy pursuit.
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April 2017 Women's Lifestyle Magazine
Swain will take you on a ride through her store, weaving through racks and shelves as she nimbly snatches garments and drapes them over you, all the while telling you what each item is made of, where it is produced and why the fabric is worthy of your body... Read the article here.
March 2015 The Rapidian
Clothing Matters provides an alternative to the unhealthy consequences of conventional apparel with environmentally conscious fashion... Read more here.
Calvin College Inner Compass Interview
Buying a shirt? Basing your decision on the look and price? Shopping for clothing may feel like a straightforward venture, yet the story behind each garment is complex. Activist and entrepreneur Marta Swain, owner of a community-minded apparel store in Grand Rapids, weaves stories of sustainable farming and labor practices with advice for benefiting everyone involved in your purchase. Karen Saupe hosts.
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Abrielle Tatro, Cornerstone University