posted on 4:15 PM, April 13, 2012
It has been quite a while since we last updated the blog (October 2011-Yikes)!. It seems that the Twitter machine is so good at hitting the 'net with short, choppy, timely messages that blog doesn't get the attention it is due. We also get very busy right around October, and it is only about now that activity settles for about two or three weeks before it ramps up again for the summer.
Since October, a lot has changed at Eco® Apparel, but at the same time a lot has stayed the same! We've had a couple of employee change-overs, and we've more or less closed down the retail side of our apparel design and manufacturing operations, but we're still right here providing the best custom clothing, along with the best value-added customer service.
If you really want to stay abreast of what the vibe is here every day, keep on eye on our Twitter feed, or just email, or even call us!
Today I'm going to post a few big hits from late last year and 2012. Many thanks to C.J Mittiga over at Wearables Magazine. Please follow the links to Wearables - the links will open a free digital-flip version of the magazine. You'll find many more interesting articles besides the ones that we're pointing at in this blog post.
The most recent article is one that appeared in the April/May issue of Wearables. It is written by yours truly! In it, I describe the hidden impacts that you might not have thought of; like a big(ger) picture approach to "green" textiles.
You can link straight to this page by following this link.
The next link is to a video that Wearables Editor C.J. Mittiga has on the Wearables podcast page. In it, he showcases a few Lumberjack Plaid wearable items made by different businesses from within the industry. C.J calls the pattern "as American as it gets", but we all know-that like Hockey and Basketball and good beer-it is a Canadian invention, eh?!
You can link to this video by following this link.
The third feature is a full-length article examining the "green" category of apparel. The article opens with Eco® Apparel's CEO Mark Trotzuk describing a recent project that recycled 20,000 plastic drink-bottles collected during the Vancouver Olympic Games, and turned the polyester into fabric that we used to build beanies that were distributed to underpriveledged children and adults here in Vancouver. An interesting read.
You can link directly to the article by following this link.
The last link of this blog post is to another article that I worked on with C.J. Mittiga for Wearables Magazine. In it, I outline how to plan and buy custom clothing. I do my best to make it easy, and of course... tell you that its better.
You can link right to this article by following this link.
That's all for now. This is just a little bit of what we've been working on and thinking about in the last few weeks. We'll be posting the new staff profiles and doing general updates to our website over the next weeks, so stay tuned, and keep in touch!
If there is a custom clothing project that you are working on right now that we can help you with, do not hesitate to call or email - we can do anything!