I was in Austin, TX at this great boutique over the weekend. Found this tag (other side pasted below) on a number of pieces of clothing. Turns out that Made-By is a Netherlands-based non-profit that is “an independent, umbrella label used by fashion brands and retailers to show consumers that their clothes are okay, i.e. that they are produced in a sustainable manner. The brands affiliated with MADE-BY use organic cotton and work with sewing factories that have a social code of conduct. MADE-BY is the first fashion initiative
to focus on environmental and working conditions throughout the entire production chain. The MADE-BY brands can be identified by means of a blue button. If you see one, you will know that brand produces its collection in a people- and environment-friendly manner.”
Cool, right? They are trying to accomplish this both by helping fashion brands clean up their production process and by developing socially responsible production chains worldwide.