Outdoor Retailer - 2010 Winter Market Show

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
January 21-24, 2010
Details at: www.outdoorretailer.com


The Outdoor Retailer show was a great success for Organic Exchange, thank you to our members for supporting our return to the show. While in Salt Lake City we met with current members (listed below) while reaching out to new prospective members. As our non-profit obligation to move the organic and sustainable market forward, we also distributed free information for those companies interested in an environmental focus.

Without the support of a sponsorship from prAna and Deckers Outdoor we could not have attended this show.  If you are intersted in future sponsorship opportunities with Organic Exchange, please email Daren Abney, or call 1.806.773.0946.


Organic Exchange was on “Non-profit Row” at booth 60082.

The following OE Members were at Outdoor Retailer:


Daren Abney.


    ·         prAna – Booth 3027; Brand, retailer and wholesaler
    Contact: Nicole Bassett, Tel: 805.667.4851, Email: nicole@prana.com

    We’re always looking for new ways to fold sustainable materials and practices into our collection, working to reduce the impact on soils, water supplies and other natural resources.

    ·         Deckers Outdoor/SIMPLE shoes for a happy planet – Booth 11041; Brand, retailer and wholesaler
    Contact: Ron Hillas, Tel: 805.967.7611, Email: rhillas@deckers.com



    ·         Control Union Certifications – Attending; Certifiers

    Contact: Lori Wyman, Tel: 413.824.1739, Email: lwyman@controlunion.com

    We offer you a global one-stop-shop for a wide range of certification programs. Our certificates are accepted by authorities in nearly every country.


    ·         Greensource  – Attending; Vertical operation, design/manufacturing

    Contact: John Flynn, Tel:425.656.9123 x 111, Email: john@apparel-source.com

    We design and manufacture a wide range of 100% certified organic products for Mens/Ladies/Kids; based in Seattle. Manufacturing in GOTS approved facilities in several countries, including USA, India, Turkey, Pakistan, Nicaragua.

    ·         Green Textile Associates – Attending; Knit manufacturers

    Contact: Rick Teplitz, Tel: 310-343-3184, Email: rick.teplitz@greentextile.com

    We have been a leader in producing US organic cotton knits and are now offering a line of organic cotton woven fabrics. We gladly provide copies of certification upon request.

    ·         Hemp Fortex Industries – Booth 40196; Vertical manufacturer, wholesaler
    Contact: Nancy Williams, Tel: 206.903.1845, Email: nancy@hempfortex.com   

    and Alvin Zhao, Tel: 86.532.85762652 x 204, Email: zhaoguoqiang@hempfortex.com

    Our unique position as a vertically integrated manufacturer and converter gives us stewardship over every part of the process.

    ·         Horny Toad Activewear – Booth 30043E, 30049E & 30051E; Brand, retailer and wholesaler
    Contact: Kate Larramendy, Tel: 805.957.1474, Email: kate@hornytoad.com

    We try each day to lighten our environmental footprint, be good partners in all of our relationships, pay attention and stay active in our communities and support organizations that improve our world.

  • ·         Lenzing – Booth 40167; Cellulosic producer
    Contact: Tricia Carey, Tel: 212.944.7896, Email: t.carey@lenzing.com

    Lenzing is the world's largest cellulosic producer (Tencel, Lyocell and Lenzing Modal) with a strong commitment to the environment. Fibers used in Apparel, Home, Non-woven and medical applications.

    ·         Mountain Equipment Co-op – Attending; Brand and retailer
    Contact: Lynn Nielsen, Tel: 604.707.3300, Email: lnielsen@mec.ca

    MEC is the largest retail co-operative in Canada and supplies outdoor gear and clothing made of organic cotton, recycled polyester and other textiles.  MEC is committed to green building, community grants, ethical purchasing and product sustainability

    ·         Patagonia – Booth 13027; Brand, retailer and wholesaler
    Contact: Todd Copeland, Tel: 800.638.6464, Email: Todd_Copeland@patagonia.com

    Patagonia makes outdoor clothing and sportswear for men, women, and children using organic cotton and recycled polyester. 1% of sales goes to grassroots environmental causes.

    ·         Piers Thomas of Random Moment Ltd.–Attending; Clothing, product & house design

    Contact: Piers Thomas, Tel: 44.7966.171254, Email: piers@randomcompany.com

    We design products and systems to create positive change to the quadruple bottom line; people + planet + profit + product…

    ·         Quick Feat International – Booth 38182; Vertical operation

  •         Contact: Glenn Willard, Tel: 541.350.1615, Email: glennwillard@quickfeat.com

  • We produce knit and woven garments using organic cotton, hemp, milk, coffee, coconut, tencel, bamboo, soybean, wool and recycled fibers. We have established a network of organic yarn and fabric sources to satisfy the growing demand for organic fiber and eco friendly sustainable garments.

    ·         REI – Booth MR150E; Brand, retailer and wholesaler
    Contact: Kevin Myette, Tel: 800.426.4840, Email: kjmyette@rei.com

    REI is the world's premier outdoor gear store. Find everything you need for outdoor adventures such as camping and hiking, biking, skiing and snowboarding.

    ·         The North Face – Booth MR250, MR251B and MR251C; Brand, retailer and wholesaler
    Contact: Vijay Somasundaram, Tel: 866.715.3223, Email: vijay_somasundaram@vfc.com

    Sustainability and conservation form the core of The North Face pledge to advance the well-being of the planet, its citizens and those who enjoy exploring it.

If you were an OE Member at Outdoor Retailer and are not listed above, please email


Conference Meeting Sponsor


Sponsorship Opportunities

Organic Exchange (OE) has recently announced our plan to broaden our strategic direction to include sustainable textiles, while maintaining our core competency and focus on organic cotton.  Delivering this message, as well as a variety of free information, to the growing marketplace is an important aspect of our outreach as a non-profit organization.  Outdoor Retailer (OR) in Salt Lake City, Utah is an ideal venue to reach involved companies and prospective new members.

By sponsoring OE to attend OR this winter, your company will display an outstanding dedication to promote the growth of the sustainable textiles market.   Your sponsorship will help introduce OE to a new audience as we expand our scope to support a rapidly growing market.

Sponsorship commitment deadline is January 4, 2010.
Sponsorship Level Cost Visibility Companies
per Level
Supporter $1,000
o Free standing signage placed in OE booth (company to provide signage)
o Company recognized as sponsor with logo placement on OE website
o Company logo recognizing sponsorship on ‘Membership List’ that is distributed at the show, as well as individual listing
o Company listed as Sponsor in 2 E-Newsletters, reaching over 7,000 emails
o Company listed as Sponsor in a minimum of 2 Member-Only Announcements, reaching over 1,200 emails
Friend $500
o Company recognized as sponsor with logo placement on OE website
o Company logo recognizing sponsorship on ‘Membership List’ that is distributed at the show, as well as individual listing
o Company listed as Sponsor in 2 E-Newsletters, reaching over 7,000 emails
o Company listed as Sponsor in a minimum of 2 Member-Only Announcements, reaching over 1,200 emails

We appreciate your consideration of this opportunity and look forward to hearing from you in the near future. For more information, Daren Abney or Heather Hocker.