PRESS RELEASE - United Nations & Green Suit
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SEPTEMBER 21, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Green Suit, the world’s first transparent and traceable tailored clothing brand, has committed to the United Nations Joint Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Fund, an innovative instrument to incentivize the transformative policy shifts and stimulate the strategic investments required to get the world back on track to meet the United Nations (UN) Global Goals.
“As the UN SDG Fund’s first retail partner worldwide, Green Suit is honored to provide funding from every purchase toward meeting these critical global sustainability goals,” says Green Suit founder and CEO Craig Arthur von Schroeder.
Elaine Smith Genser, Engagement and Partnerships coordinator for the UN, states that “We are excited to create this first-of-its-kind partnership with Green Suit, a retailer that shares in the vision of a better world through supporting our programs across the globe.”
Aligned with the SDGs, Green Suit developed fabric called GreenFlex™ from a domestic, traceable, eco-focused supply chain. GreenFlex™ is a sustainable, soft yet durable twill fabric upcycled from plastic bottles otherwise destined for the ocean or a landfill. Every suit made with GreenFlex™ saves 30 plastic waste bottles.
Everyone Green Suit works with shares its values of caring for the environment, a dedication to sustainability and fair labor practices. This is what makes the collaboration with UN Joint SDG Fund ideal.
“The 17 goals outlined by the UN to be met by 2030 will not happen unless companies like ours, and governments worldwide, step up and provide funding for these boots on the ground programs,” notes Green Suit Co-Founder and CFO Josh Hachadourian.
The Joint SDG Fund is a multi-partner trust fund. This means contributions it receives are not entity-specific, but aim to support broader UN system-level functions. To date, the Joint SDG has funded 200 joint programs focused on integrated social protection or SDG finance, it has stimulated over 1,000+ partnerships working together alongside the UN to support the SDGs and it has tested over 200 innovative solutions to accelerate the 2030 Agenda.
With sustainable companies like Green Suit, the collaborative efforts with the UN Joint SDG Fund helps the world achieve the SDGs in a time impacted by COVID-19, climate change and war.
Elaine Smith Genser, Engagement and Partnerships – Joint SDG Fund, UN Development Coordination Office, firstname.lastname@example.org T: +1 646 472-9159
Craig Arthur von Schroeder, Green Suit, email@example.com, T: +1 215 435-0809
Notes to Editors:
About Green Suit:
- Green Suit originally launched on Kickstarter in May 2022. After a successful month on that crowdfunding site, in August 2022 it launched its own retail website with proceeds benefiting the UN SDG Fund.
- Green Suit developed it’s own fabric called GreenFlex™ from a domestic, traceable, eco-focused supply chain. GreenFlex™ is a sustainable, soft yet durable twill fabric made from 65% certified USDA cotton and 35% REPREVE® Reflexx®, a flexible filament upcycled from plastic bottles otherwise destined for the ocean or a landfill. Every suit made with GreenFlex™ saves 30 plastic waste bottles.
- Transparency & Traceability – Most brands don't know the origin of the materials that make up the clothing with their label on them. This makes accountability impossible. The information that they do know about their supply chain they keep secret as a perceived competitive advantage. This makes any claims of being sustainable unverifiable. In contrast, Green Suit is made in the United States via a traceable, eco-focused and ethical supply chain. Everyone Green Suit works with shares its values of caring for the environment, a dedication to sustainability and fair labor practices.
About UN SDG Fund:
- Joint SDG Fund supports countries in accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals by integrating economic, social and environmental policies and applying multi-dimensional and cross-sectoral approach to complex social challenges.
- The strategy for the Joint SDG Fund’s portfolio is to unlock systemic policy shifts by focusing on ‘leverage points’ that will catalyse rapid progress across goals. Given the imperative of the Integrated Policy for Leaving No One Behind (LNOB) promise embedded in the 2030 Agenda, the Joint Fund’s first call in mid-2019 placed particular emphasis on the most vulnerable and marginalised communities across the globe.
About the United Nations Joint Sustainable Development Goals Fund (Joint SDG Fund)
The Joint SDG Fund has four key features that promise to bring about substantial positive change: first, its laser focus on facilitating integrated policy support with the transformative impact needed to accelerate the SDGs; second, its huge potential to facilitate a shift in the UN from funding to financing; third, its crucial support to UN development reforms; and fourth, its competitive design and rigorous operational framework. For more information on Joint SDG Fund, visit www.jointsdgfund.org.
About Green Suit
Green Suit utilizes years of custom tailoring expertise to design a ready-to-wear suit that fits better than any other. In doing so, they've established an eco-conscious network of farmers, spinners, weavers, finishers and makers in the United States. Their intent is to offer 100% traceability of raw materials and 100% transparency in their supply chain. They believe in limiting waste, caring for the planet, and fair labor practices - with a dedication to making the best off-the-rack suit on the market. Clothing starts with fabric. Green Suit made their own - GreenFlex™ - from a domestic, traceable, eco-focused supply chain. GreenFlex™ is a sustainable, soft yet durable twill fabric made from 65% certified USDA cotton and 35% REPREVE® Reflexx®, a flexible filament upcycled from plastic bottles otherwise destined for the ocean or a landfill. GreenFlex™ is engineered to move with the body and then recover, keeping the garment looking crisp throughout active use. Every suit made with GreenFlex™ saves 30 plastic waste bottles.
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