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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."



Milk PaintOrgotton »
Arlington, VA

Sprout designs and builds organic vegetable gardens for customers who want to learn how to grow their own fresh organic veggies and herbs.  


VillageRaven & Lily »
Athens, OH

The solar- and geothermal- powered Village Bakery & Cafe opened in 2002 with the mission of supporting organic farms in the foothills of Appalachian Ohio.

ZosimosThemis & Thread »
Gaithersburg, MD

Zosimos Botanicals are activists for and handcrafters of nontoxic makeup made using certified organic ingredients.


Colored OrganicsColored Organics »
St. Paul, MN

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


Decent Decent Exposures »
Seattle, WA

"All our manufacturing is done in Seattle, where we pay our employees a living wage.  Our fabric is also made in the US, in California." 


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

"We only carry designers who produce inside the US paying living wages, and using sustainable cruelty-free fabrics like organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, and recycled plastic bottles."



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