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New Eco Index Will Offer Energy Star-Like Rating For Clothes

Posted By Jasmin Malik Chua On July 27, 2010 @ 3:18 pm In Accessories and Fashion | No Comments

Eco Index for Clothing, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, sustainable style [1]

A new sustainability index is poised to take the guesswork out of how green your garments are, doing for clothing and shoes what the federal Energy Star rating [2] currently does for electronics and appliances. For the past three years, a group of 100 major apparel brands and retailers — including Levi Strauss [3], Nike [4], Patagonia [5], Timberland [6], and Target [7] — have been hard at work on Eco Index [2], a software tool that measures the ecological and human-rights impacts of their products from cradle to grave.

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/27/new-eco-index-will-offer-energy-star-like-rating-for-clothes/eco-index-clothing-1/

[2] Energy Star rating: http://www.ecouterre.com/20738/industry-wide-eco-index-will-offer-energy-star-like-rating-for-apparel/

[3] Levi Strauss: http://www.ecouterre.com/18479/levis-is-offering-10-grand-for-the-most-innovative-air-drying-solutions/

[4] Nike: http://www.ecouterre.com/13760/nike-outfits-world-cup-teams-in-jerseys-made-from-recycled-bottles/

[5] Patagonia: http://www.ecouterre.com/20176/how-eco-friendly-is-bamboo-fabric-really/

[6] Timberland: http://www.ecouterre.com/18975/timberland-earthkeepers-2-0-are-designed-for-disassembly-recycling/

[7] Target: http://www.ecouterre.com/18350/12-brands-retailers-that-are-snapping-up-the-worlds-organic-cotton/loomstate-for-target/?extend=1

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