Friday, April 17, 2009

Eco Fashion Friday Featured Designer Jon Marro of Blend Apparel

Finally something for all the guys out there as well as the gals! The last couple Eco-fashion Fridays were definitely for the environmental gals but this week I am giving a major shout to Blend Apparel. This company is founded on one thing -- love. Love for each other, the planet, comfort and originality. How much more awesome does it get than that?

Jon Marro, Founder, Owner and all around Blend Apparel Guru, creates T-shirts from organic cotton and bamboo fibers using environmentally friendly inks/dyes and printing methods. Did I mention the company’s servers are also run using wind power? Did I also mention I have had the pleasure of interviewing Jon before? He shares a passion for art and how “iconography” can bring the world together. And it is all done with enormous love.

The average cost online for a plain old bamboo fiber or organic cotton T-shirt falls in the range of about $20, so considering there is a conceptual graphic design, applied using an eco-friendly processes on each shirt, the average price point of about $25 is well within reasonable. Never mind the fact I have spent more than that on a shirt from a concert which lasted half as long and was less than half as comfortable.

In all honesty I have read through their entire website (a few times actually, go ahead, call me a groupie) and attempted to find something wrong but Jon has such a big heart for the Earth it spills out all over his designs and I have no choice but to grant the company the very honorable Five Leaf Rating!

Keep up the amazing work Jon and we will keep spreading the word.


kim* said...

pretty amazing!

alamodestuff said...

That's great! Love the house icon. Thanks for the introduction!

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Thanks for the reminder, great company, great products, great person.
Peace, Judi

TheresaJ said...

What a great post and fabulous feature. Your passion and adoration for his work were truly oozing out all over the place! :)

I think he should send you a t-shirt for that one! ;)

draagonfly said...

I know I'm a little late to the party here, but I will second the fanaticism over Jon's tees. I own more than my fair share, and have plans to buy more in the very near future. They are the most-worn shirts in my wardrobe for sure! Totally comfortable, and eco-minded so no guilt in wearing them. What's NOT to love?