Under Construction More to Be Added Weekly
This section will concentrate on where to buy Made in
USA clothing, as well as organic, wool and bamboo clothing as well as a
bit on fashion separated by male/female and ages under 30, 30-50 and
The plan will be to start with basics. Reasonably-priced organic and
bamboo clothing is extremely hard to find "Made in USA'.
I will include what I can find, along with organic and bamboo clothing
made elsewhere. The good thing is it is not supposed to be labeled 'organic' unless
produced by companies who follow Fair Trade Laws, i.e. no sweat shops.
If it is not organic or bamboo, it will be "Made in USA". In
regards to organic/bamboo clothing, only t-shirts, tank tops and polos
will be available in the beginning. T-shirts and polos will be at
4.4 to 5 ounce weight on the whole, with lighter weights stated clearly
on the item. I have found these lightweight organic t-shirts to be
incredibly comfortable so decided not to exclude them. Here is a
simple guideline as to what certified organic means:
during the growing and processing of natural, organic fibers into
textiles and garments. All natural fibers must be certified grown
organically. At the present time, the use of chemical compounds in
organic fiber processing cannot be completely eliminated, the types
of materials – such as low impact dyes – used for organic fiber
processing can be greatly restricted and the use and disposal of the
materials is environmentally sustainable to minimize harm to people
and the environment.
Fair Trade guidelines
that respect and promote a positive social impact for all growers,
employees and workers involved in the complete supply chain for
bringing sustainable and organic clothing and garments to market.
The unfortunate reality is that several trade and standards
organizations have not yet adopted Fair Trade guidelines into their
standards but international pressure is slowly moving all to promote
social justice. Somehow, it is inconceivable and unconscionable to
imagine putting a “green” sustainable label on a garment that was
produced through the misery of workers under sweatshop conditions.
For more see this website:
This site includes a lot of good information
but may be a bit out-of-date.