Overcoming the demands of Eco-Commerce

Overcoming the demands of Eco-Commerce

Eric Henry's fascinating story about how to withstand the difficulties of turning a traditional T-shirt printing business into one that is sustainable at all levels.
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Part 1: TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE BUSINESS
Eric Henry, President of TS Designs, shares his company's journey from a traditional T-shirt printing business to one concerned with a holistic and sustainable business model.

Part 1: TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE BUSINESS...

Part 2: EVOLVING TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINA...

Part 3: HOW FAR HAS YOUR T-SHIRT TRAVELE...

Part 4: GMO VS ORGANIC COTTON...

Part 5: THE CHALLENGE OF SELLING SUSTAIN...

 

Eric Henry, TS Designs

Links and Resources

 

BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies)

A national non-profit, BALLE provides a forum connecting local economy leaders and visionaries. The mission of BALLE is “to catalyze, strengthen and connect networks of locally owned independent businesses dedicated to building strong Local Living Economies.” BALLE bases this work on four core guiding principles: Local First, DIY Entrepreneurs, Community Capital and Better Together.

 

B Lab

A non-profit that certifies companies that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. “B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.” Eric has recently been re-certified for a third time.

 

Cotton of the Carolinas

Cotton of the Carolinas is a collaboration of farmers and manufacturers across the Carolinas dedicated to growing, making, and selling its t-shirts in the Carolinas. CotC focuses on three main objectives: support of local economies, low transportation footprint, and complete product transparency. Eric was instrumental in creating Cotton of the Carolinas and is now looking to launch a ladies apparel brand based on the concept. 

 

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