On Tuesday, Eric Henry visited our state legislature to lobby for Benefit Corporation legislation. Read on to learn about how this important bill will help sustainable businesses across NC!Read More
As I reviewed our personal financial portfolio at the end of 2010, I noticed we got a nice bump to our net worth, gains from the stock market. On the other hand, it was another tough year for our small sustainable printed apparel company in North Carolina. A company that has transitioned to over 80% domestically made t-shirts with 50% of those made in North Carolina. Yes, our t-shirts cost more, but these shirts are made here, and we use cotton grown here. The nightly news and the...Read More
With all the discussions going on about potential changes in healthcare and energy costs on the rise, we at TSD are looking back at how we started working to mitigate those upcoming challenges years ago.
Not a day goes by that we aren't asked why our t-shirts cost more. Our NC-made, organic cotton, responsibly-printed/dyed shirts are about $12/piece versus an overseas-manufactured, conventional cotton, PVC/phthalate-printed shirt at about $8/piece.
Part of the journey to be a more sustainable company is understanding your real cost, to people, planet, and bottom line. Unfortunately, we live in a world in which businesses do not have to recognize all their external costs and consumers don't understand how those costs are ultimately passed on to them. Here's to the hundreds of our clients who have figured it out, and support us with their business.Read More
A Thriving “Triple Bottom Line” Enterprise: T.S. Designs John Ivanko profiles TSD in his Feb. 25th article for Ecopreneurist. Check the full story out here.Read More