Win a Carbon Neutral Tee & Screen Printed Tote Bag from Meva Clothing

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Meva Clothing have achieved a lot in a short space of time. The Cornish based brand launched their first clothing collection just this year. Meva Clothing proudly hails from Mevagissey, an old British fishing harbour and a heritage which inspires their product designs and underlying Earth-loving ethos. They sell men’s, women’s and children’s casual clothes as well as home items. Meva Clothing products are organic, fair trade, carbon neutral, ethically sourced AND hand printed but what I really love about them is their bricks-and-mortar presence in the town. Unlike many ethical brands where you can only buy products online, if you happen to be in Mevagissey (it sounds rather lovely so I don’t see why you wouldn’t) you can pop into their shop seven days a week. Plus, you can see the crafting in action at the print shop. All of their products are hand printed on site with silk screens and non-toxic water-based inks.

For summer Meva Clothing stocked polo shirts, vests and hoodies, plus very cute children’s clothes. Colours were inspired from around the harbour; navy, white and grey. Their Autumn/Winter range is set to be released by mid-October. Customers can look forward to an expanded range including shirts, trousers, skirts and some fantastic Cable Knit and Aran woolly jumpers.

I’ve teamed up with Meva Clothing for a fantastic giveaway. You could win a grey polo shirt and hand-printed tote bag. The ladies polo*, worth £32.99 is 100% certified organic cotton, carbon neutral and produced under fair working practices. Carbon neutral means that the industrial greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced to pre-industrial levels through low-impact organic agriculture and carbon neutral industrial manufacturing, achieved by using renewable energy from wind turbines and solar power. This reduces the carbon footprint of the T-shirt by up to 90% compared with your average t-shirt.

All you have to do to win is follow @Meva_Clothing and my all-new singing and dancing enterprise @EthicalHighSt on Twitter or Facebook (it doesn’t actually sing and dance although I have personally been known to have my moments) and click to enter the e-raffle below. It sounds faffy, but it will only take a moment I promise.

*size large – suits UK 10-14 depending on preferred fit.

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Timberland Carbon Neutral

Timberland have a strong CSR commitment. In 2008 they launched their long term CSR strategy, based around 4 ‘pillars’, these being Energy, Product, Workplace and Service. Their main aim under the Energy pillar was to become carbon neutral by 2010. Sounds great doesn’t it! But for such a large global company to become carbon neutral, seems too good to be true? However, closer inspection shows that this commitment only covers their direct carbon emissions from their own factories, shops and offices, which is in fact, only 4% of their overall carbon footprint. The other 96% comes from the carbon footprint associated with their supply chain. Misleading points like this make me wonder whether it’s more for the good of their image than the environment, however, every little helps! It is good that they are doing something rather than nothing, setting the wheels in motion. Of course it is now the end of 2010 and Timberland haven’t quite reached their carbon neutral goal, due to ‘increase in air travel caused by the rebound in our business’. It’s worth keeping up with their developments at http://community.timberland.com/Corporate-Responsibility/csr

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