TOMI OTEE Launches Program to Recycle Textiles and Support Charities in the Golf Industry

The Positive Impact program is the first dedicated program of focused on providing golf facilities the ability to collect used textile from their members and participants, while giving back all of its textile collection profits to charities.
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Jan. 22, 2013 - PRLog -- TOMI OTEE (www.tomiotee.com) is excited to announce the start of its Positive Impact initiative, the first program in the USA to dedicated to golf’s textile sustainability. (please check http://www.tomiotee.com/gallery/recycling for hi-res gallery photos)

As the premier ecofriendly golf apparel brand, TOMI OTEE is a pioneer and leader in the full supply chain integration of sustainable and ethical practices in the golf and sports chic fashion industry. TOMI OTEE’s goal is to influence consumers to think sustainably in their practice of golf and in their consuming habits allthewhile looking good in fashionable clothing.

The Positive Impact program is the first dedicated program of focused on providing golf facilities the ability to collect used textile from their members and participants, and receive in exchange a certification of the total weight of textiles saved from landfills and of the CO2 emissions saved. This allows participating facilities to achieve at least a zero impact on the environment from textiles.

The Positive Impact program goes beyond the zero impact on the environment from textiles. TOMI OTEE is partnering US wide with local charities that focus on children, education and golf, to give back all of its textile collection profits. In the New York metropolitan area, TOMI OTEE is proud to partner with The First Tee of Metropolitan New York, and will be organizing events involving and educating both the children and the textile donors throughout the year.

TOMI OTEE has an exclusive partnership with USAGAIN to serve all golf facilities in the USA. USAgain is a leading US for-profit company that collects unwanted textiles and resells them in the U.S. and abroad, effectively diverting millions of pounds of clothing from landfills. In 2011 alone, USAGAIN collected nearly 60 million pounds of discarded clothing.

TOMI OTEE’s president, Thomas Ferre commented:”We’re very excited about this program and our partners. We couldn’t think of a better charity in New York to partner with: Barry’s team works hard and focus on values that align with ours, respect, responsibility, to educate help underpriviledged children become future leaders”. Thomas added “USAGAIN is perfectly aligned with our values and focus on operational excellence. Their track record and leadership in the industry is perfectly aligned with our focus on operational excellence to deploy quickly throughout our golf network”.

Thomas concluded “We’re very proud and excited about this program unique in the world, and we’re excited to see all the events the children will be planning around the collection at participating clubs, it’s going to be an exciting year. Everybody wins, that’s a positive impact!”.

For more information please email: contact@tomiotee.com or visit www.tomiotee.com
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