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point6.com joins 1% for the Planet

point6.com, online purveyor of premium compact-spun merino wool products, has joined 1% for the Planet, an international group of businesses dedicated to committing 1% of their annual sales to environmental organizations.
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point6.com signs on as member of 1% for the Planet

(Steamboat Springs, CO) – point6.com, online purveyor of premium compact-spun merino wool products, has joined 1% for the Planet, an international group of businesses dedicated to committing 1% of their annual sales to environmental organizations.

"Using a natural, renewable fiber like point6 merino is a great environmental foundation for our company," said point6 founder Peter Duke. "Our membership in 1% for the Planet complements our already sustainable-by-nature products, and allows us to increase what we give back as we increase what we take in."

With a new spin on traditional construction point6 is the only merino company currently using compact spun merino wool exclusively. Compact spinning removes more air from between the merino fibers, creating a softer, finer and more durable yarn. Once spun, point6 merino is knit with finer gauge needles to produce more stitches per inch – and literally more merino per inch - increasing longevity and durability.

In addition to using naturally renewable merino wool fibers, point6 keeps packaging, shipping and merchandising to a minimum through our exclusive use of the Internet as a retail channel. By selling only on the point6.com website, point6 is able to pass along a significant savings to customers - typically 30% off of standard retail.

About point6.com
point6.com believes that fun/ work, and quality/value are terms that should not be mutually exclusive. Our merino wool products use the latest knitting and spinning technologies to create a softer and more durable result. We aim to offer premium merino wool products at an affordable price, leveraging online retail to minimize procedure and maximize the bank account. Please visit us at www.point6.com, or email us at storyteller@point6.com, to learn more about how you can spread the wool. We also invite you to join us on the point6 media blog at:http://point6.typepad.com/media.

About 1% for the Planet
1% FTP was formed in 2001 by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, on the belief that sustainability is a principle that extends beyond business practice and must be embraced by the private sector to effect positive change for the future. One Percent For The Planet is a global network of businesses, small and large, representing a diverse range of industries and personalities, committed to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. Members contribute 1% of sales to environmental causes, ensuring the sustainability of our planet and their business. One Percent is an active, customized organization that welcomes individuals, entrepreneurs and corporations in their support of nonprofit organizations engaged in efforts to minimize negative environmental impact. To learn more about 1% FTP go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org

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