It’s a pleasure to discover an apparel line steeped in eco cred and social responsibility:  a brand with brains, brawn and heart.

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Currently manufacturing their sustainable menswear brand in Calcutta, India — New Jersey-based, Tompkins Point Apparel is creating ‘enlightened preppy’ threads for today’s busy but mindful man.  Kicking off with a new spin on the classic polo, here’s why this brand’s special:

  • it’s the first clothing brand in America to receive fair trade certification
  • all garments are made from 100% certified organic (GOTS) cotton with low-impact dyes
  • cotton grown using rain water – minimizing the impact on local water supplies
  • 25% of the company’s profits donated back to communities where garments are made
  • sourcing directly from farmers, Tompkins passes along savings to workers by paying decent wages, year-end bonuses and providing free health insurance.

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Certified organic cotton fair trade made + socially responsible + stylish + affordable = The Superfecta.

Pre-washed, pre-shrunk in six spiffy colors; ($50) @ tompkinspoint.com

Hey, who knew that October was Fair Trade Month…what’s your favorite socially responsible fair trade brand?