Organic - 2010
ORGANIC: John Patrick is one of the pioneers of “green” fashion and designs his Organic Collection with a vision of raising the profile of the sustainable areas of the industry. Early in his career, Patrick traveled to Peru to learn more about the way cotton is grown and the production of hand-spun alpaca wool. He has since been working with local cotton growers and fabric mills all over the world that are converting to organic and sustainable production and was one of the first designers to develop a direct relationship with organic farm collectives in Peru. In 2007, John Patrick launched the Organic Collection designing looks for both men and women. He has since helped to increase the use of botanical dyes, recycled fabrics and organic wool yarns and has resurrected traditional eco-conscious practices including hand weaving and whole-animal leather productions. He works with vendors and factories around the world to create next-generation sustainable textiles and adopt more sustainable manufacturing methods with the goal of achieving carbon neutrality for his brand.