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FASHION/CLOTHING

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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 over 50.

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:

  • Lowest practical ecological impact 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:   http://organicclothing.blogs.com/my_weblog/2006/04/certified_organ.html

This site includes a lot of good information but may be a bit out-of-date. 

 


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