Episode 12 – Indigenous Designs Discusses Organic Textiles and Fair Trade
April 25, 2011
Scott Leonard, CEO and co-founder of Indigenous Designs, a fair trade organic fashion clothing company, talks about starting up his business15 years ago with show host Dick Lyons in Episode 12 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on Green 960 AM radio on April 23, 2011).
According to Scott, “We thought we could create a product that brought two different hemispheres into the actual garment. One hemisphere was that it would be environmental product that respected the earth and the other hemisphere was that it was respecting people.” He continues, “What we say is that we honor both people and planet in the product.” He discusses how organic textile certification in the EC provided the foundation for certification in the U.S. This raises the question of what other laws and regulatory structures could we import from the EC and localize for U.S. markets to promote green business here.
Indigenous Designs website: http://www.indigenousdesigns.com/
Indigenous Designs blog: http://www.indigenousdesigns.blogspot.com/
Discussion with Scott Leonard of Indigenous Designs: Episode 12 of The Wendel Forum (27 minutes)