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Old 08-12-2007, 09:52 AM   #1
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In an effort to create a truly sustainable global community, EDUN a socially conscious clothing company launched in Spring 2005 by Bono’s wife Ali Hewson with New York clothing designer Rogan Gregory, has established the Conservation Cotton Initiative (CCI).


Newswise — In an effort to create a truly sustainable global community, EDUN a socially conscious clothing company launched in Spring 2005 by Bono’s wife Ali Hewson with New York clothing designer Rogan Gregory, has established the Conservation Cotton Initiative (CCI). The Initiative will work towards improving the livelihoods of communities in Africa by promoting greater investment in sustainable and ethical production of conservation-friendly agricultural products. CCI will focus in particular on cotton grown organically or through methods that are part of a transition from conventional to organic production. Another focus of CCI is to incorporate sustainable conservation agricultural practices and the protection of wildlife. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) currently works on sustainable conservation farming with farmers in Madagascar, Uganda and Zambia. WCS will advise and work with EDUN and the CCI in those countries to help farmers apply sustainable conservation methods in growing cotton.

EDUN and WCS’s endeavors to assist communities in producing and marketing “conservation cotton” are designed to improve the livelihoods of communities living in landscapes of high wildlife conservation value. In well-managed landscapes, higher incomes can be part of a broader strategy to reduce the negative impacts of people on their local natural habitats.

EDUN and WCS expect to generate funds that will go directly towards supporting sustainable natural resource management in Africa, with a focus on Madagascar, Uganda and Zambia. Such efforts include establishing farmer agreements that promote conservation and improve livelihoods, and developing local farmer outreach programs to ensure that such practices are taken up by the broader community.

“Eighty percent of Africans live directly off the land, so it is imperative that Africa’s natural resources are managed sustainably,” said Dr. James Deutsch, WCS director for Africa programs. “Working with EDUN, which has been a global leader in promoting markets in Africa, is a natural fit for the Wildlife Conservation Society, which has been working with local people to save wildlife and wild lands throughout Africa and throughout the world for more than 100 years.”

WCS will help provide technical advice and assistance in facilitating partnerships between EDUN and farmers, as well as other local organizations. WCS will also provide eyes and ears on the ground for CCI to help assure that partnerships with those communities remain strong.

The project will run from 2007 and continue over the next three years to increase production of organic cotton and farmer incomes while protecting key conservation areas. Additional partners in the project include local governments, donors, NGOs and others involved in the production and marketing of organic cotton in the focal countries.

ABOUT WCS

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) saves wildlife and wild lands. We do so through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together, these activities aim to change individual attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in sustainable interaction on both a local and a global scale. WCS is committed to this work because we believe it essential to the integrity of life on earth. To learn more about WCS, visit http://www.wcs.org.

ABOUT EDUN

EDUN is a socially conscious clothing company launched in Spring 2005 by Ali Hewson and Bono with New York clothing designer Rogan Gregory. The company's mission is to create beautiful clothing, while fostering sustainable employment in developing areas of the world, in particular Africa. In 2005, EDUN launched the edun LIVE brand of blank t-shirts. The edun LIVE range enables EDUN to drive further trade into Africa through high-volume sales direct to the wholesale market. The tees are 100% African produced, from the fields where the cotton is picked, to the factory where the final printing process occurs. www.edunonline.com

EDUN is a full fashion collection for men and women, including tops, bottoms, denim, dresses, jackets, knits and sweaters with prices ranging from $50 - $400. The line is sold in leading department and specialty stores nationwide as well as selected retailers in UK, Italy, France, Japan, and Sweden. The edun LIVE range is a business-to-business initiative, available online at www.edun-live.com.
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The line is sold in leading department and specialty stores nationwide as well as selected retailers in UK, Italy, France, Japan, and Sweden.
Whaaaat?!
They sell Edun here now?
I gotta find out where, I thought they were going to come here during next year!
Their website doesn't say though.
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Whaaaat?!
They sell Edun here now?
I gotta find out where, I thought they were going to come here during next year!
Their website doesn't say though.

Did you check here, The_Edge89?


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