The Fashionably Green Hannah

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The fashionably green Hannah Hartnell has green built into its mission. Owner Hannah Hartnell proves everyday that green is the new black as she produces exquisite special occasions dresses for her clients in Santa Monica and afar. Hannah is benefiting both her clients and the environment by using only nontoxic fabrics, designing multi-purpose dresses, reusing leftover fabrics, and giving back to the community by supporting local environmental groups. Take a tour of the Hartnell studios and see why Hartnell Studios was awarded the 2008 Sustainable Quality Awards by the City of Santa Monica!

Dig Deeper

  • The Green America Green Business Network is the oldest, largest, and most diverse network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses in the US. If you own a green business and have not yet become certified, then click here to learn about all of the benefits of doing so and how to get started. You may also want to encourage other businesses in your community to do the same; Or, nominate an existing green business in your community to become part of the Green America’s Green Business Network.
  • In the groundbreaking product design book Cradle-To-Cradle, the authors make the case that an industrial system that “takes, makes and wastes” can become a creator of goods and services that generate ecological, social and economic values. So whether you are a dressmaker or a shoe designer, become familiar with a design concept that is sweeping the field of sustainability by perusing the design company MBDC’s website. If you feel that your company and its product(s) already embrace the Cradle-to-Cradle design concept, then consider becoming certified via theMBDC’s Cradle-to-Cradle certification.
  • If you are considering an academic program in eco-fashion, begin your research withallartschools.com.
  • Are you a DIY’er and have some handmade, eco-friendly clothing or artwork that you want to sell online? Then grab your creation and log into etsy.com, where a world of eco-conscious shoppers await you.

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