Sew it goes: sustainable clothing store opens in the Old Port
Ramblers Way in Portland’s Old Port employs stitchers who work in the back of the shop creating the upscale clothing that is sold at the front of the shop. The company makes 100 percent organic Merino wool and Pima cotton clothes, all made in America, with some certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard, a designation that verifies sustainability standards are met at each step of the supply chain and production. The store, founded by sustainability pioneer Tom Chappell, is the second to open in Maine. His daughter, Eliza, is the women’s designer and vice president of all four of the company’s retail stores.