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David Basson addresses Sustainable Apparel at Antioch University

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David Basson, CEO of organic apparel manufacturer Greensource, will discuss the numerous steps the company has taken to develop sustainable apparel at an Antioch University Seattle event Thursday, January 21, 2010, from 7-9 p.m.

Specifically, he will address how Greensource integrates environmental, social,and economic benefits into its production of trendy and affordable jeans and tops that are certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard and sold at major retailers such as Walmart (“Faded Glory”), Kmart (“Route 66”), and Kohl's (“ReGen”).

The lecture, entitled “Transforming the Global Footprint of American Business,” is hosted by the Network for Business Innovation & Sustainability and at the Antioch University Seattle, 2326 Sixth Avenue, Room 100. It is free and open to the public.

Apparel magazine named Greensource a “Sustainability All-Star” in 2009 with the editors noting 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.”

Global retail sales of organic cotton apparel and home textile products reached an estimated $3.2 billion in 2008, according to the Organic Cotton Market Report 2009 by the non-profit organization Organic Exchange. According to the report, Greensource is the ninth largest designer and manufacturer of organic cotton apparel in the world. If its considerable private label production for major retailers were taken into account, the company would actually rank much higher.

Other speakers include:
• Karl Ostrom, Co-Director of the Network for Business Innovation & Sustainability (NBIS)
• David Okrent, Brand Director, Environment and Sustainability, The Boeing Company
• Dennis Gawlik, Faculty, Bainbridge Graduate Institute and Director of Purchasing Services, University of Washington.
• Valerie Bone, Director of Quality/Corporate Social Responsibility, Pacific Market International

Greensource, a trend-forward apparel design and manufacturing company based in Seattle, WA, is one of the nation's largest suppliers of private-label and branded apparel made with organic cotton. OrganicInStock.com, a division of Greensource, is a large supplier of certified organic cotton blank T-shirts for the men's, women's, and children's markets.

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