Burlington, NC-based TS Designs, finalist for the Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise of 2011, is also eligible to win the Green Plus People’s Choice Award. TS Designs is a North Carolina company working to reinvent not just itself but its entire industry — as well as the way Americans think about what they purchase. Faced with a dire decline of the textile industry that wiped out many companies in the south, TS Designs is building an entirely new supply chain of responsible, profitable textile companies. TS Designs’ environmental innovation, creative employee involvement and commitment to its community sets a great example. TS Designs is a national evangelist and teacher in the establishment of local supply chains, and sets an environmental model with its own products in a highly transparent way.
The Institute for Sustainable Development