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NEWS WATCH! WHEN ORGANIC IS NOT ENOUGH

FKNOWLEGE OF A GARMENT’S PRE-PURCHASE CARBON FOOTPRINT HAS BECOME AS IMPORTANT A CONSIDERATION AS THE ORGANIC NATURE OF THE MATERIALS IT IS MADE FROM

maninsuit.jpegEvery well-traveled suit leaves a carbon footprint, but unlike its fabric content, that footprint is pretty much a mystery to consumers.

Now some clothing companies, in a bid to make their manufacturing processes more transparent, are beginning to provide that information.

Patagonia, for example, offers such details for five of its designs on its Web site. It traces the path of a $190 rain jacket

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