MetaWear Is US’ First Cradle to Cradle Certified™ ‘Fashion Positive’ Factory

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Debuts SILVER level-certified Made in the USA screen printed women & men's T-shirts.

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We are proud and thrilled to offer the nation’s first Fashion Positive Cradle to Cradle Certified T-shirts, demonstrating that style and quality are not mutually exclusive with social and environmental responsibility.

MetaWear, in collaboration with Fashion Positive, is offering the US’ first Cradle to Cradle Certified™ SILVER organic cotton men’s and women’s T-shirts that meet the highest standards in the fashion and textile industry for chemical safety, clean water effluent standards, compostability, superior social fairness, and renewable energy production.

In line with the Cradle to Cradle® vision of circularity, MetaWear has ensured that the Fashion Positive-certified screen-printed T-shirts are made from 100% compostable certified organic cotton, which also reinforces the Cradle to Cradle vision of safe materials, perpetually cycled, produced with clean water, renewable energy and social fairness.

“We are very excited to partner with MetaWear, a company on the cutting edge of restorative manufacturing,” said Lewis Perkins, Interim President of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. “Together, we are creating beautiful, must-have clothes, made in such a way that everything and everyone along the supply chain has been optimized for a better future.”

This groundbreaking new certification has come to life at MetaWear, the first and only Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)-certified turnkey factory in the USA offering full package manufacturing, dyeing, and finishing. Located in Fairfax, VA, MetaWear’s proprietary seaweed inks, jail work release programs, and solar/geothermal green energy systems have served as the ideal platform to support the optimization of chemicals, energy, water and social progress, fundamental to the Cradle to Cradle Certified Standard.

“We are proud and thrilled to offer the nation’s first Fashion Positive Cradle to Cradle Certified T-shirts, demonstrating that style and quality are not mutually exclusive with social and environmental responsibility,” states MetaWear Co-Founder & President Marci Zaroff.

MetaWear recently produced Cradle to Cradle Certified T-shirts for “Orange is the New Black” star Alysia Reiner for her upcoming feature movie Equity. “With my unwavering commitment to human and planetary wellness, supporting and working with Fashion Positive MetaWear completely aligns with my values, representing the perfect fit for me and my film.”

In support of Cradle to Cradle Certified optimization work, Fashion Positive has created an Innovation Fund that has provided program-related investments to MetaWear for the cost of optimizing materials and processes to meet Cradle to Cradle Certified guidelines. This investment program is open for application to all qualifying brands and suppliers that wish to optimize their materials. Apply here:

About Fashion Positive
Fashion Positive is an initiative created by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in 2014 to serve as a catalyst for designers, brands and manufacturers to improve textile and apparel products through a revolving innovation fund. Based on the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program, Fashion Positive works across five categories: safer materials, material reuse, renewable energy, water stewardship, and social fairness. Fashion Positive is headquartered in San Francisco, California with satellite offices in Amsterdam and Venlo, the Netherlands. To visit Fashion Positive's Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Materials Library, visit

About MetaWear
With a commitment to ethical closed loop production, certified organic and sustainable fabrics, social justice, creating American jobs, and utilizing renewable energy to reduce climate change, MetaWear is the nation’s leading sustainable fashion manufacturer and turnkey solution for stylish “Made in the USA,” GOTS-certified, screen printed and dyed t-shirts and other custom goods. To learn more about MetaWear and/or to inquire about placing orders, visit


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