Hemptown, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based firm focused on manufacturing environmentally responsible clothing, has launched a North American sales campaign aimed at corporate social and environmental leaders. The company plans to educate prospective corporate apparel clients about the environmental advantages of using hemp-based fabrics. Hemptown reports that it has developed a unique technology that allows it to produce hemp blend garments that are soft, long-lasting and economical. Founder and president Jason Finnis said hemp is even a more environmentally sound choice than organic cotton. For more information: Hemptown, tel.: 866-436-7869 or

The Michael S. Modell Humanitarian of the Year Award was presented last month to Sheldon Brody, chairman and CEO of Marcraft Apparel Group, for his dedicated involvement with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), an organization devoted to finding a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Brody, whose firm markets brands on behalf of Jones New York, Phat Farm and Albert Nipon and will launch a Donald Trump collection this fall, became very active in the CCFA's efforts after his daughter was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. For more information: CCFA, tel.: 212-679-1570.

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