ORGANIC TEXTILE - Comprehensive Rules for Ecological and Socially Responsible Textile Production
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed through collaboration by leading standard setters with the aim of defining requirements that are recognised world-wide and that ensure the organic status of textiles from harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labelling in order to provide credible assurance to the consumer.
Organic... Really? Eco... Really?
Many mainstream big-name clothiers are now offering so-called "organic cotton, linen, or hemp clothing," usually made in China & India. Independent lab tests in Germany have found as much as 30% GMO cotton in them. Cotton fabrics claimed to be organic turned out to contain only 3% organic cotton, with the rest being conventional cotton and artificial fibers. Many clothiers also treat linen and hemp fabrics with so much chemicals that they could hardly be called organic or natural anymore.
Eco is eco, right? Well, not exactly.
Many merchants claim to offer "eco" products but don't tell you where the fibers are grown, how they are processed, and where the products are made. Many retailers say nothing about the origin of the products they sell; or they simply say "Imported". Imported? No kidding! But from where? And if the products are from a sweatshop country, how can it be eco? Right? Go figure.
If a retailer doesn't tell you where something is made, in this day and age you might as well assume that it's from a sweatshop country. Or it may be made in the USA, yet the fiber is from a chemically-treated source from a country with little regard for the environment or human rights. The products might be cheap, but if you factor in the true costs to Mother Earth and future generations, they ARE expensive, way too expensive.
Plus, many "eco" fibers aren't really eco if you start asking questions. Tencil is from virgin wood. Soy is mostly contaminated with GMO. And bamboo has been chemicalized beyond recognition of the original bamboo plant - how else could the hard bamboo stems be made into such a soft fiber?
That leaves only organic cotton, hemp, and linen: the three ancient fibers that have clothed, sheltered, and nourished humans since written history began.
Hemp Clothing Products
Organic Cotton Linens
1,000 Chemical-free Organic Products, all under one roof! Designed for & by chemically-sensitive & -averse folks. NO Sweatshop. NO GMO. NO formaldehyde. NO BPA. NO dioxin. Made in USA, Canada, & Europe.
Organic hemp clothing. Organic cotton clothing.
Organic linen clothes. Plus organic bed, bath, & more...
Rawganique Organic products
Organic hemp clothing, not just any hemp, but organic European Hemp. Rawganique are organic cotton clothing. Rawganique are organic linen clothing. They are 100% natural clothing. Oh, and bed, bath, kitchen and home products, too! All chemical-free, hypo-allergenic, and sweatshop-free.
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The People's Movement (Business) A clothing retailer which stands for using organic, recycled, and re-purposed materials in their products wherever possible as they constantly search for the better option. They're also fighting against single-use plastics, cleaning them from our oceans, and up-cycling them into materials for sneakers, re-usable totes, and accessories.
The People’s Movement creates stylish, eco-conscious footwear and accessories that stand for the fight against SINGLE-USE PLASTICS. They use organic, eco-conscious materials and up-cycled plastic bags cleaned from Bali and California. A portion of sales is contributed to 5 Gyres, a non-profit that enables systematic reduction of plastics through oceanic research, collaboration and action. Their nifty products carry a powerful message to protect the environment.