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Did you know most generic fabric meterage, bedding and clothing produced overseas is sprayed with formaldehyde or a flame retardant before being transported to Canada and USA? Fumigation spraying is irresponsible and highly hazardous to our health. Organic cotton fabrics and organic clothing are made from natural fibers grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides and other toxic chemicals, and are then manufactured without toxic chemicals.

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FASHION & SUSTAINABILITY: DESIGN FOR CHANGE (2012, Laurence King) by Kate Fletcher and Lynda Grose reimagines the complex fashion machinery as a well-balanced ecosystem. An astute manual and manifesto for change - Paul Hawken (who wrote the forward) describes it as a "masterpiece of systems redesign.”

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http://blog.mec.ca/2014/04/21/fabric-recycling-at-mec-lightening-our-environmental-load/

I was impressed to hear MEC took measures to start recycling the fabric samples they were putting in the garbage. It would be great to see other Canadian manufacturers follow suit.

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