When we dedicate ourselves to eat organic, it’s mostly to protect our health against GMO and pesticide residues. But we sometimes forget that our skin can absorb everything we get in contact with, including our clothes. Synthetic clothing can contain multiple toxins such as Formaldehyde, flame retardants, or teflon, while natural fabrics like cotton have been drenched in dyes and pesticides; cotton is one of the most chemically intensive crops in the world. Eco-friendly organic clothing is often more expensive than conventional one. But, when it comes to fashion, I adopted the philosophy to prefer one more expensive garment instead of five cheap pieces; I just wash them carefully and don’t use the dryer to keep them longer. So, should organic clothing be the next step? If you are ready to make the jump, here are some interesting brands that carry organic and responsible eco-friendly fashion.
Based in England, People Tree developed the first integrated supply chain for organic cotton from farm to final product. They can be found online and offer a good range of styles going from casual to more office-appropriate.
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Amour Vert‘s specially engineered textiles and blended fabrics are crafted with organic and natural fibers. They use low-impact non-toxic dyes and the manufacturing is made in the U.S. They propose beautiful stylish clothing but the prices are pretty steep. The stores are principally in California but you can find some of their products at Nordstrom or online.
Reformation designs their line of products in Los Angeles. The manufacturing is made by responsible manufacturing partners in the U.S. or abroad using sustainable methods and materials. The materials used vary from vintage deadstock, eco-friendly fabrics and Tencel made from pesticide-free Eucalyptus trees. There garments are not on the cheap side but they offer a large range of products for every woman and their designs are fashionlicious.
Kowtow is an innovative brand that offers Certified organic, fair trade clothing that is ethically and sustainably made from seed to garment. They offer fresh and fashionable collections that will fit perfectly layering-style aficionados.
Synergy is a family run business in Santa Cruz, California. They specialized in organic clothing and their prices are affordable. You will mostly find cotton-based garments, dyed with non-toxic compounds.