John Patrick is at the forefront of sustainable style. His trailblazing, eponymous brand, John Patrick Organic, has been setting the pace for eco-friendly clothing for years -- and hopefully for years to come. I have to admit, I'm a huge fan. Not only do his shirts fit me perfectly (which is huge, literally, as I'm 6'7"), but they're also stylish and made with organic cotton.
But John Patrick goes beyond sustainable as he eats, lives, and breathes an eco-friendly lifestyle from his home in the Hudson Valley. He's passionate about sustainability, style, and supporting small, local businesses. "I envision a world in the near future where people won't ask "is it organic?", but say "of course, it's organic!" says Patrick.
MindBodyGreen: How do you start your day?
John Patrick: I start the day as in "off to the races" — figuring out what's the next, what's the right thing to do, what needs immediate focus. Depending on where we are in the world and in what mode it can either be either semi-leisure or full-charge ahead. Right now, DIY is now my modus operandi and I am hands, hands, hands, on! It's like the theater all day long!
MBG: Do you have a particular morning drink you like?
JP: When I'm in London I'll have a cup of organic tea. When I'm in the Hudson River valley I'll have J.B. Peels Coffee. (It's locally roasted in Red Hook, NY).