Real People, Real Solutions - Grey Rock Clothing Co.
Real People, Real Solutions is a series of interviews with people who are making a difference in communities across Ontario. Hosted by GPO leader Mike Schreiner.
There are over 400,000 small businesses in Ontario. Small and medium-sized enterprises do more to create jobs, support sustainable local economies, and bring new ideas to market than any other kind. We need to keep supporting our local small businesses, especially those who are committed to making a difference.
Grey Rock Clothing sells sweatshop-free clothing for men and women. They’re passionate about making a difference by being sweatshop free and organic, but also being stylish - providing clothes that people feel good about and love wearing. They’re a certified B Corporation, working with fair trade and organic suppliers and have committed to paying their employees a living wage.
In this episode, Mike talks to Beth Timlin, founder of Grey Rock Clothing Co. Grey Rock wants to make a difference by selling stylish, sweatshop-free clothes that people feel good about and love wearing. They’re a certified B Corporation, working with fair trade and organic suppliers and have committed to paying their employees a living wage.
About Grey Rock Clothing
Grey Rock’s vision is to provide a one-stop shop for sweatshop-free and organic clothing. They opened up their downtown Guelph location in August 2012 and will be celebrating their fifth anniversary in September 2017.
They believe that collectively, we can change the world if we all put our wallets where our hearts lie. That means ethical and fair trade working conditions for the entire supply chain of workers, great fabrics, organic cottons, and amazing, hip and fashionable designs. They stock everything that the socially and environmentally conscious customer is looking for, from fantastic organic underwear made within a 100 mile radius in Turkey, Organic and free range alpaca sweaters from Peru, fair trade jewellery from all over the world. They have spent a great deal of time researching and analyzing their suppliers and the global clothing market. This has led them to believe that the power lies with the customer and the responsibility lies with the supplier to ensure we contribute positively to the clothing industry.