Have you been looking for a burst of creative inspiration recently? Look no further than the finalists for Green America’s most recent People & Planet award—green businesses that help you unleash your inner artist, writer, or performer.
The winning two businesses this round include an importer of fairly traded writing journals committed to empowering workers, and an organic, made-in-the-USA producer of fabric, yarn, and other materials used by fiber artists.
Each winner receives a cash prize of $5,000 from Green America to support their business’s green mission.
“Organic Cotton Plus is grateful to our customers and to Green America for supporting sustainable crafting and natural living,” says warehouse manager Kari Morales. “We’re excited to finance an expansion in our GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards) certified warehouse to help support new products and a packing area for raw fibers. Whether you’re using fabrics, thread, yarn, or batting, make sure to look for certified organic textiles your sustainable creations!”
Manish Gupta, founder of Matr Boomie says, “Environment stewardship is a key aspect of our mission and we are mindful of our footprint while creating our products and processes. This award from Green America is a great reinforcement for us to continue on this path and we are motivated to make greater impact in making this planet more joyful, kind, and connected.”
Visit our online gallery of People & Planet finalists to learn more about previous winners.