Green America: Growing the Green Economy for People and the Planet

People & Planet Award for Green Businesses
Choose three businesses to win a $5,000 prize.

Green America is proud to introduce the ten finalists for this spring's People & Planet Awards for finalists with a commitment to ethical apparel supply chains.  Companies may demonstrate their commitment in various ways, by creating fair livelihoods for garment workers, advancing fair trading systems, manufacturing with eco-friendly fabrics, using green energy, or any combination of these strategies. All finalists must excel in an overall commitment to both social and environmental responsibility.

Each name below links to a full business bio explaining the company’s sustainability commitment. Please cast your votes for your three favorites by 6PM EST on Wednesday, August 31. Three votes per person, please. Good luck to all of the finalists, and thanks for your commitment to people and the planet!

Vote for Three Businesses
(Listed in alphabetical order. Click on a business to learn more about its green commitment.
Check the boxes at left and click "Submit Votes" below to cast your votes.)


Herman Herman's Eco »
Riverside, CA

"Herman’s Eco is a US company producing clothes, accessories, and home goods from hemp, repurposed cloth, and organic cotton sourced in the US and Peru."

Liz AligLiz Alig »
Indianapolis, IN

"Part of sustainable fashion is designing garments that will last for many seasons … clothing that you love even before you hear the story of how it is made."

OrgottonOrgotton »
Philadelphia, PA

"We focus on Philadelphia production to support local cut and sew manufacturers, and make sure to use the best eco-friendly fabrics for all of our clothing."

Raven + LilyRaven & Lily »
Austin, TX

"Raven + Lily produces clothing, jewelry, bags, accessories, and home goods through long-term partnerships with artisan women in ten countries."

ThemisThemis & Thread »
Hector, NY

"A fully customizable fashion line of organic cotton, upcycled material, and exclusively American made components is the lifeblood of this certified carbon neutral, wind powered independent label."



Colored OrganicsColored Organics »
St. Paul, MN

“Colored Organics is a champion for Fair Trade, producing eco-conscious, sweatshop-free clothing, and adhering to the highest global standards of organic textile production.”


Decent Decent Exposures »
Seattle, WA

"For 30 years we have been making colorful, comfortable, 100% cotton clothing and underwear right here in Seattle.  For the comfort you deserve!" 


DhanaDhana, Inc. »
Sausalito, CA

"Dhana Inc. is an ethical fashion brand committed to celebrating our global connections between people and our planet through the medium of clothing."

Fair Indigo »Fair Indigo
Madison, WI

"Fair Indigo garments are made with organic cotton and Oeko-tex certified dyes; our cooperative members in Peru are paid fairly, treated with dignity and respect."

Fed by Threads Fed By Threads »
Tucson, AZ

"America's first national chain of sweatshop-free American-made multi-brand sustainable organic clothing stores that's fed 500,000+ meals to Americans in need since 2012."



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