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Outside 2017: Our Favorite Environmentally Friendly Jean Companies

Outside 2017: Our Favorite Environmentally Friendly Jean Companies

Most jeans are terrible for the environment. In fact, you need hundreds of gallons to make a single pair. Producing the synthetic indigo dye, which companies use to turn the material blue, requires a toxic sequence that begins with petroleum extraction and ends with a mix of cyanide and formaldehyde. Here in the United States, we buy hundreds of millions of jeans every year. People the world over buy a billion pairs annually.

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Fast Company 2107: Why Venture Capitalists Aren’t Funding The Businesses We Need

Fast Company 2107: Why Venture Capitalists Aren’t Funding The Businesses We Need

"The venture world is filled with blinders and biases, which keep it focused on the same kinds of places, people, and problems as sources for businesses to fund..."

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TN Home & Farm 2017: How Stony Creek Colors Works with Tobacco Farmers to Grow Indigo

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Fast Company Video Feature 2017: This Tennessee Company Is Bringing An All-Natural Approach To Clothing Dyes

Fast Company Video Feature 2017: This Tennessee Company Is Bringing An All-Natural Approach To Clothing Dyes

"Stony Creek Colors works with local tobacco farmers to tend to high-value indigo plants."

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Stony Creek Colors: 2016 American Made Honoree

Stony Creek Colors: 2016 American Made Honoree

"At just 34 years old, Sarah Bellos is trying to revolutionize the fashion industry, starting with the most ubiquitous piece of clothing around: your denim."

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