Cameron Bruns is a regular author for MeridaHome.com, the source for distinctively designed natural rugs. Merida Meridian was founded on and is committed to a tradition of integrating the finest quality natural fibers with innovative textile design and floor covering style. Their commitment to Sustainability is also exceptionally important in the design and production of their products.
Cameron writes about the importance of Sustainability, as well as the importance of supporting programs helping others like Dress for Success:
"The fabric industry uses an incredible amount of environmental resources. From drapes to dresses, people are surrounded by different fabrics everyday. Merida strives to shed light on the issues that plague the textile industry, and offer sustainable alternatives with their sustainable all natural fiber area rugs. Merida also recognizes and applauds companies that fit the theme of Sustainability with Style. One non-profit organization that promotes economic, social, and environmental sustainability with style is Dress for Success. Founded in 1997, Dress for Success has become an international organization that provides disadvantaged women with career appropriate clothing and employment strategies. Their mission is to promote economic independence for women by helping clients find jobs and stay employed. Unfortunately, many women around the world don’t own and can’t afford the appropriate attire to even interview for a job. This is where Dress for Success comes into play - women are provided with one interview-worthy suit and are guided through the interview process. Once a woman lands a job, the organization provides more apparel and accessories while also
giving career guidance and training on professionalism. The program obviously promotes both economic and social sustainability, but it also creates a positive method for more fortunate women to reuse old clothing. Dress for Success relies on donations of gently worn suits, shoes, jewelry, and accessories. By giving unwanted clothing to Dress For Success, people are contributing to the already 550,000 women being served by the program worldwide, while also preventing these garments from entering the waste stream. Since so much clothing is made from polyester and rayon, and therefore is not biodegradable, it is wonderful that some clothes can be reused for a good purpose. People wishing to donate office-wear can check the Dress For Success website to see when their local chapter is having donation days and check drop-off times. The Boston-area chapter of Dress for Success is affiliated with the Family Justice Center at 989 Commonwealth Ave and serves over 4,000 women in the area. So if you have some barely-worn clothes in your closet that just aren’t your style, and we all do, donate them to help women become economically independent."