40,000 students in organic school uniforms!

The Quebec company Stone Lizard will offer nearly 40,000 students collections of school uniforms made with organic cotton for the next school year.

MONTREAL, June 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Stone Lizard's production team is currently completing the development of several collections of school uniforms made from organic cotton; the shirts' collection will be the first one available in August 2010, at the same price as the previous collections. "As a company we have a social and ecological responsibility. Providing students with uniforms made from organic cotton is part of our business philosophy and is part of what we're doing to reduce our environmental footprint" explains Tammy Hattem, vice-president and co-owner of Stone Lizard.

Certified organic cotton that protects our environment

The organic cotton used to make the Stone Lizard school uniforms is certified by GOTS and provides an agriculture that respects the environment and the employees as well as an ecological transformation of cotton in the factories (vegetable or mineral inks highly biodegradable, no heavy metals, formaldehyde, PVC, etc.). Organic agriculture protects the environment, among others because it does not exhaust the earth as intensive cultivation does due to pesticides or GMOs and it is not detrimental to surrounding species. In addition, it helps preserve biodiversity by using traditional seeds of cotton and uses traditional irrigation methods that consume less water-intensive irrigation methods. It is therefore an organic agriculture in tune with nature that saves resources in a sustainable way.

Stone Lizard sees green

The organic school uniforms project is in continuity with the green plan of this Quebec company and with the environmental challenge that it gives daily to its employees. Instigator of the Ecolomania contest in 2009, Stone Lizard had invited the public high school students of Quebec to suggest a green plan that they would like to achieve within their school to make it greener. Participants had a chance to win $ 8,000 given by Stone Lizard to realize the winning project and it's the Rivière-du-Loup high school that had been crowned by the jury (the official contest website: www.ecolomania.ca).

SOURCE STONE LIZARD

For further information: For further information: Elyse Ianni, Project Manager - Communications, Stone Lizard school uniforms, (450) 979-2322 x 136, eianni@stonelizard.com

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