Supermodel and Campaigner Lily Cole visits the EarthPositive® Supply Chain in India
Environmental Justice Foundation – Clean Cotton Campaign
EJF is committed to eradicating child labour and the deadliest pesticides from cotton production and promoting organic alternatives.
In support of the EJF’s clean cotton campaign, all Continental and EarthPositive garments are labeled with country of origin of the cotton used, thereby demonstrating our commitment to fight against child labour and for worker rights in Uzbekistan and elsewhere.
“Continental Clothing has become, to my knowledge, the first large scale mainstream clothing company to ensure that none of its cotton comes from Uzbekistan. Uzbek cotton is a state monopoly, relying on slave labour and the forced labour of hundreds of thousands of children working in appalling conditions for little, or often no pay. Continental are to be congratulated on this initiative." - Craig Murray, former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan.
EJF's Executive Director Steven Trent said: “The supply chain demonstrates the highest possible standards in an industry that is often criticised for falling short of the mark. The carbon footprint of the t-shirt’s manufacture is on average an incredible 90% smaller than that of a comparable product made using non-renewable energy. Our long-term supporter Lily Cole witnessed this for herself on a visit to the factory in India.”
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Earth Positive is awarded "Bra Miljöval"!
Our Range of T-shirts from Earth Positive are now covered by an additional certification, issued by Naturskyddsföreningen in Sweden “Bra Miljöval”
(good environmental choice) represents one of the toughest certifications anywhere in the world and illustrates our commitment to providing the
industry with textile products of the highest environmental & social value.
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Continental Clothing Wins The Inaugural Climate Week Award.
Continental Clothing Company’s EarthPositive Apparel was named Best Initiative by a Small or Medium-Sized Business at the Climate Week Awards on Monday 21st March. Honoured for their inspiring initiative, the CCC joined the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, other winners, finalists and eminent individuals at the launch of the inaugural Climate Week in London.
Read the press release here!
Continental Clothing Company wins the prestigious Responsible Business 2010 Award
for Outstanding Performance at the inaugural Ethical Corporation Awards in London.
Continental Clothing Company won the prestigious Responsible Business 2010 Award for Outstanding Performance at the inaugural Ethical Corporation Awards in London. The Outstanding Performance Award recognises Continental Clothing as the company that made the most impressive verified corporate responsibility achievement over the year on a specific issue. The other nominees in this category were Xstrata, Marshalls, Procter & Gamble and Globo.
The judges “were impressed by the sheer scale of the company’s sustainability ambition, and by the fact that it achieved a huge amount in a short time. Continental have shown real leadership in their sector, and found solutions where other people have just talked about problems. The judges were particularly impressed by the fact that this company is taking the lead as a B2B company.”
“We are thrilled to receive this award. Most of the shortlisted companies are corporate giants, so this really feels like David and Goliath. I am delighted with the judges’ decision to consider ethical trade to be more than labour issues alone. The workers’ rights and welfare are of critical importance, particularly in the textile industry, but environmental damage and climate change cause equal amounts of human misery. Sustainability is the buzz word – and rightly so.” – said Mariusz Stochaj, head of products at Continental Clothing Co.
EarthPositive® wins the Best Organic Textile Product 2009 at the Natural & Organic Products Annual Industry Awards.
EarthPositive® won the Best Organic Textile Product 2009 at the Natural & Organic Products Annual Industry Awards announced by Jo Fairley - co-founder of Green & Blacks and author
of The Beauty Bible.
Winner of the Best Organic Textile Product: Continental Clothing for EarthPositive® cotton clothing.
The EarthPositive® product range was conceived in 2007 with the objective of producing attractive and commercially viable organic cotton casual wear that would maximize positive and minimize negative environmental, social and economic impacts along the supply and value chain. EarthPositive® is ethically made, 100% organic and manufactured solely using sustainable energy generated from wind power.
Jo Fairley commented on the awards, "I was extremely impressed by the high quality of entrants. We hear so much about consumers looking for value but there are also many enlightened shoppers who are looking for products and retailers with values. These winners are a great place for people to start."
Molly Conisbee, Soil Association director of communications, said,” The awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the best in organic products. Although many consumers are tightening their belts it's exciting that organic health & beauty and textile products are increasing sales at such a rapid pace and that there are many organic businesses bucking the recessionary trend."
Five Soil Association Organic Awards were presented to businesses that have helped set the standard for innovation, quality and commitment within the organic industry.