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Fabric Industry Magazine Launched for Eco and Natural Fibers

Posted on July 24, 2000

Fiber Ethics Magazine — a publication dedicated to helping retailers unravel and understand the explosion of “ethical fabrics” — will be launched today in North America and around the world.

The print sister of the successful e-publication Fiber Ethics Online, Fiber Ethics Magazine will deliver quarterly industry analysis, product reviews and targetted advice to a wide variety of retailers buying products made from such materials as flax, hemp, organic wools, kenaf, organic cottons, and recycled synthetic fibers.

“For too long these industries have developed separately,” says David Redwood, editor of Fiber Ethics Magazine. “Buyers who’ve tried to meet the customer demand out there for these socially-conscious fibers have expressed the need for a comprehensive information source. Fiber Ethics Magazine brings these different materials under one banner.”

Publisher Randy Mugford, president of HPI Group, says, “The goal is to provide a platform for businesses, especially small- and mid-sized socially responsible ones, to get the message out that business and environmental and social responsibility can, and do, co-exist.”

New technologies are literally blending these renewable materials together. Combined with the spending power of a socially-conscious consumer base estimated at over 45 million in the United States alone, there is clearly a motive for more and more manufacturers to adopt healthier, cleaner and sustainable fabrics.

Fiber Ethics Magazine sheds light on the latest opportunities and challenges the industry faces.

Most of all the magazine provides retailers with the latest in product development, styles and technical information.

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