addition to this lovely full page image which appeared in the April 2009 Robb
Report Collection, O Ecotextiles was featured in Design Confidential,
"Someone You Should Know: O Ecotextiles", by the window
treatments industry opinion leader, Deb Barrett. Check it out at http://www.design-confidential.com/
(Patty and Leigh Anne) watched "Poisoned Waters" this week on
PBS. We grew up on the Chesapeake Bay and now live near Puget Sound, two
bodies of water profiled on the program. Be
sure to watch it (available online if you missed it): www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/poisonedwaters/
we were alarmed by the program's report
is understatement: for example, dead zones now occupy 40% of
the main stem of the Chesapeake - where not one single crab, oyster or blade of
bottom grass now lives. Oysters - oysters! - have been lost as a commercial industry
on the Chesapeake. And water treatment? They cover that too, with lots of
data on drinking water contamination, new contaminants, and how to decipher
your water report.
if water treatment is adequate in one area, we're on one planet, and it's
one vast, complex, interconnected system. It's pretty hard to keep water
in South Dakota, for example, from impacting water in Panama. The Rolling
Stones were wrong: time's not on our side.
don't let it depress you mightily because there are things you can do. That's
why we say, for example, that when you buy our fabrics you're buying more than
just the fabric - you're buying clean water and vibrant soils, and all that
out more at www.oecotextiles.com.
Patty and Leigh Anne