Category Archives: Eco-Fashion

Clothes and Climate? What about the weather?

Each morning, I make my way to our closet where the little weather station my family gave me for Mother’s Day sits on the shelf.  I just love to see the temperature, potential for rain or snow, and the symbol my older son coined as “fast clouds”, a line drawing of a cloud with lines [...]
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Top 10 Reasons You Decide Your New Cheap T-Shirt Isn’t So Great After All: Number 6

That “groovy” retro imprint of the Rolling Stones is made of PVC with phthalates – so in addition to making you sweat, your new shirt is heating up our planet.  Two kinds of “hot” we don’t want to associate with Mick! So what are these “phthalates” and why do you care?  Phthalates are a group [...]
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Top 10 Reasons You Decide Your New Cheap T-Shirt Isn’t So Great After All: Number 7

You wore your new red shirt once, and although you have come to terms with your new “pink” underwear, the shirt is falling apart and heading for a landfill. Especially in these trying economic times, that cheap t-shirt seems like such a great bargain.  But if it’s one thing that really gets me going is [...]
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Top 10 Reasons You Decide Your New Cheap T-Shirt Isn’t So Great After All: Number 8

You decide you are totally jealous of your new t-shirt when it dawns on you that the process from field to fashion has taken your shirt around the world, and you only have 2 stamps in your passport! What’s wrong with this picture?  Growing and ginning in one part of the world, then spinning, dyeing, [...]
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Top 10 Reasons You Decide Your New Cheap T-Shirt Isn’t So Great After All: Number 9

You enjoyed thinking about the little children playing in the cotton field runoff pond until you found out your new t-shirt added 1/3 lb. of poisonous chemicals to the water. For those countries growing cotton with pesticides, that poison has to go somewhere.  And that somewhere is often the water surrounding the field.  Kids play [...]
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Top 10 Reasons You Decide Your New Cheap T-Shirt Isn’t So Great After All: Number 10

You glance at the TatorTots bag and realize that the GM cotton used to make your shirt contains poison, AND you just fed it to your 2 year old as cottonseed oil. Yep, you read that right.  A couple of things are going on here that you should know.  First, was the mention of “GM”, [...]
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Getting Started With Eco-Fashion

As we launched Organicality, I was confronted with the same issues we all face as concerned consumers, where to begin? And as I thought about where to put my efforts to make a difference in my life and yours, I decided clothes were a great place to start. Following directly behind the adoption and growth [...]
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