Greenopolis Partner Anvil Knitwear Receives First WRAPe Certification in the World on Earth Day 2010

Greenopolis Partner Anvil Knitwear Receives First WRAPe Certification in the World on Earth Day 2010

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Anvil Knitwear, a @Greenopolis partner, leads the way in #sustainable textile production, wins WRAPe certification.
Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 9:27am


We are pleased to call out Greenopolis Partner Anvil Knitwear, a leading manufacturer of sportswear and accessories, and a real transformation story from the first industrial revolution to the next one.

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Anvil is the first company in the world worldwide to receive Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production’s (WRAP) new “WRAPe” certificate for its Honduran textile mill.

WRAPe is an enhanced environmental audit protocol that was developed over the past two years along with a group of environmental experts from the field.  WRAPe takes a look at environmental management systems, waste discharge, use of chemicals in the manufacturing process and a lot deal more, above and beyond WRAP’s existing rigorous compliance requirements. WRAPe was designed for makers of textiles, leather products, notions, packaging and all the stuff that goes into your next pair of sweats, running shoes, designer purse, or leather jacket and sewn products categories.

“Anvil’s textile mill passed the WRAPe audit with flying colors, a clear demonstration of the commitment of local and senior management to environmentally responsible business practices,” said Steve Jesseph, CEO of WRAP. “We’re particularly pleased to be able to make this announcement on Earth Day.”

WRAP has been auditing manufacturing in more than 70 countries for the past 10 years. Anvil Knitwear’s textile mill had already been certified to its standard protocol.

“We are incredibly proud to be the first manufacturer in the world to receive WRAPe certification,” said Anthony Corsano, CEO of Anvil. “This is an important milestone for Anvil and evidence of the social and environmental initiatives that we, as a company, continue to make as part of our overall commitment to protecting the communities in which we operate and the planet.”

Anvil Knitwear makes innovative, high-quality eco-friendly apparel and accessories, supplying to companies like Greenopolis Partner Nike and others. They have a proven record in engaging in responsible practices globally. Anvil is the official apparel partner of Earth Day Network and sponsor of Earth Day NY’s I am E campaign. They launched the interactive Web site in 2009 to teach consumers about the carbon footprint of their clothing.

Anvil is a leader in the sustainable apparel industry with its AnvilOrganic®, AnvilRecycled™ and AnvilSustainable™ brands. They are ranked the world’s sixth-largest organic program and are the largest domestic purchaser of U.S.-grown certified organic cotton. Anvil apparel is made from a variety of fibers such as certified organic cotton, transitional cotton, recycled cotton, and recycled PET bottles and blends. I’ve got several of their items and they are among my favorites for the feel on my body as well as the impact on the planet. Check them out! is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behaviors on our website, through our Greenopolis recycling kiosks and with curbside recycling programs.