News : UNH Alum starts Eco-Friendly T-Shirt Company

Nov 13, 2009

Featured in The New Hampshire

When Paul Towle talks about his future plans for the Green Fashion Line, the T-shirt distribution company that he founded last year, he makes a brief reference to the tenets of a traditional business plan: turn a profit, expand the business, and so on. Then he gets to the part that he really cares about.

“The big dream is doing good in a bigger sense,” said Towle.

He goes on to talk of his dream of buying a ranch somewhere to operate as a therapeutic riding center; letting disadvantaged kids gain confidence on the back of a horse and reconnecting people with the environment.

It’s a goal that reveals his degree in social work, with which he graduated from UNH in 1993. But what that degree doesn’t suggest is his ability to speak like a scientist on the various environmental problems of the day, his legal know-how that shows when he talks of trademarks and patents with, or the ability to assume the role of a businessman as he discusses profit margins and what it takes to start a business during a recession.  Read the full story here!