Greensource, the Seattle-based apparel manufacturer, was named a “Sustainability All-Star” March 24, 2009, by
Apparel magazine a leading publication for global apparel executives.
Other recipients of the award were American Apparel, Levi Strauss, Patagonia, and T.S. Designs

Greensource company President David Basson accepted the award at Apparel’s Tech
Conference West at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
(FIDM) in Irvine, CA.

In addition, according to the Organic
Exchange Organic Cotton Market Report 2008 released March 31, 2009,
Greensource ranked as the 9th largest user of organic cotton in the
world for its “Greensource” and “Re-Gen” (Recycled Generation) branded
apparel. If the company’s considerable private label production for
major retailers, including Walmart (“Faded Glory”) and Kmart (“Route
66”), was taken into account, the company would actually rank much

The editors of Apparel noted that Greensource’s
“field-to-shelf involvement in creating a more eco-friendly supply
chain is particularly focused on keeping toxic pesticides, synthetic
fertilizers and defoliants out of the water we drink, the food we eat
and the air we breathe.”

Greensource grows its own organic
cotton crop, builds schools for its workers’ children, uses only
organic cotton and other sustainable fibers, and certified all five of
its manufacturing facilities to the new Global Organic Textile Standard
(GOTS) by Control Union between 2007 and 2008. These mills are some of
the front-runners worldwide to gain certification. In addition, the
company uses an online system enabling shoppers to input a code found
on a garment label and track the garment’s voyage from the field to the