December 15, 2010

Let Your Organic Cotton Fashion Educate Children in Developing Countries

GeboMana's organic cotton t-shirts are a win-win for everyone! Not only do these shirts feature fashionable, hip designs made in Bali, they support sustainable education for children in developing countries.

You have an opportunity today to explore Limited-edition Organic T-shirts that make a real difference. These organic T-shirts are unlike any fashion you will find anywhere in the world. Hand numbered, unique designs, that once they are gone, they are gone.

More than just high fashion, high quality T-shirts though, your fashion investment will help a child. Every time we ship a T-shirt, we can start educating another child from a developing nation in sustainable practices.

Just six t-shirts is enough to educate one child for a whole year! These are limited edition t-shirts, so get one (or six) before they run out!

Disclosure: I was sent free samples of these products to review. No prior assurances were given as to whether the review be positive or negative.

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December 6, 2010

Handmade in Ecuador: Eco-Friendly, Natural Jewelry by Andean Collection

Are you looking for a unique, beautiful gift for someone green on your list? Andean Collection eco-friendly jewelry made from Acai and responsibly sourced from South American rainforests.

We create to encourage change. Andean Collection was founded to bring sustainable change to impoverished communities in South America. We offer artisans the opportunity to participate in the global market while inspiring our customers with access to the elusive world of the rural Andes.

We have a non-profit arm, Andean Project, to ensure that this change is productive and healthy and to address other poverty related social issues, all funded through our sales and private donations.

We were sent a pair of the acai chain earrings. My daughter and I both like them (she is wearing them now). They are pretty long, if you are not used to wearing dangling earrings. I especially like how they distinctive they are, and they are sure to catch attention from onlookers.
Disclosure: I was sent free samples of these products to review. No prior assurances were given as to whether the review be positive or negative.

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November 26, 2010

Green Black Friday Deals: $7 Alternative Earth Organic Shirts!

I highly advise you don't go out to the madness of Black Friday shopping today. In fact, it is wisest to show your support for Buy Nothing Day in response the overconsumerism of our culture and this holiday season; however, I can't help but pass on some great organic clothing deals!

Alternative Earth is offering organic shirts at amazing prices! These shirts have become the staples of my wardrobe, and the prices are deeply discounted! The ladies scoop neck t-shirt is very flattering and the perfect length for today's layering styles.You can't even by stylish t-shirts of conventional cotton for these prices. I seriously want one in every color, and although organic t-shirts may not be the most exciting gift, it is an item everyone wears (and don't forget yourself!)


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October 7, 2010

Are Your Clothes Contributing to Environmental Disasters?

Many people begin their efforts to live healthier more natural lives by switching to organically-grown foods. Even more important for our planet's health is switching to clothes made from organic cotton. Jake Richardson of Care2 writes:

The Environmental Justice Foundation lists several of the pesticides used in cotton growing: Aldicarb, Endosulfan, Monocrotophos, and Deltamethrin. These chemical products can cause harm to humans. Aldicarb is listed by the World Health Organziation as "extremely hazardous," The Institute of Science in Society says that one drop can be fatal to an adult male. Endosulfan was reported to have caused 24 confirmed deaths of cotton workers in the African nation of Benin in 1999. An estimated 70 other deaths were reported from the same Endosulfan exposure. (Source: Institute of Science in Society)

The US Geological Survey stated in a paper explaining why they are investigating cotton production, "Cotton receives as much as 7 kilograms per hectare of herbicide and 5 kilograms per hectare of insecticide (Gianessi and Puffer, 1990)." As an indication of how these amounts compare to those used on a common food grain, they wrote, "These applications of pesticides are 3 to 5 times greater per hectare than applications of pesticides to corn, yet there have been no regional studies of pesticide fate in the cotton belt."

Depressing statistics when you consider how much cotton is in your closet.   As the video states, one t-shirt takes 2000 liters of water to produce, and that does not include the pesticides and herbicides used in production. 

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August 23, 2010

On Sale: Smith Proof Evolve Sunglasses Made from Renewable Materials

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Recently, I broke my favorite pair of Serengeti sunglasses and had to buy a new pair. I purchased Smith Proof Sunglasses, which I love, but I was shocked to learn I paid twice as much as they are on sale right now! For only $64.95, these stylish glasses have a lifetime warranty and are made from renewable materials.

These sunglasses are part of the Evolve line:

For forty years smith optics has been a steward of outdoors, evolve is our commitment to the health of our environment.

Other than paying too much for my sunglasses, I love my Smiths. If you are in the market for a new pair, check out the sale and get a killer pair for half price.

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August 18, 2010

Synergy Organic Clothing: Fashionable, Sustainable, and Affordable

It is hard to find organic fashions that are actually affordable, but Synergy Organic Clothing has done just that! I recently purchased an Organic Cotton Bird A-Line Skirt ($46), and I keep going back for more Synergy items! Not only is this skirt made from organic cotton, but is colored with low impact dyes and made in Nepal.

Synergy makes clothing that combines sustainability, with modern yet timeless design. We strive to make clothing that looks good, while being gentle on the Earth. We predominantly work with G.O.T.S certified organic cotton from India, that is dyed with low impact dyes. Our clothing is hand made in Nepal according to fair trade practices, verified by our long-term relationships with our manufacturers and our frequent trips to Nepal. Each season we look for ways to minimize our footprint as a business, in both the ways our clothing is made and in our daily operations.
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June 9, 2010

Tagless, Flat Seamed Soft Clothing for Kids

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We've all experienced the annoying tag on an item of clothing that drives us crazy! If you pull it off, you risk tearing a hole where it is attached. If you cut it, you risk leaving a little bit of the tag that will continue to bug you.

For many children, especially those with Autism and other sensory issues, clothing sensitivities are common. Soft Clothing has a solution. Take for example the t-shirts they sent us for review:

Reinvention of the classic T shirt with suspenders printed on the front AND back. Now with special adaptations for extra comfort and style--made with 100% Soft cotton, constructed with flat seaming, a flat, wide fit bound collar, printed label and care info (tagless), and a classic t-shirt silhouette. Printed with digital printing techniques and water-based ink for a smooth handfeel, and enzyme washed for an extra soft finish.

Soft Clothing's line is made in India from 100% cotton. The clothing is packaged in a great reusable draw string bag too! My only suggestion is that they switch to organically grown cotton fabric.

Disclosure: I was sent free samples of these products to review. No prior assurances were given as to whether the review be positive or negative.
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April 28, 2010

Eco Fashion: Stewart + Brown Organic Stevie Blazer On Sale!

Sometimes eco-friendly fashion can be expensive, but at least you are getting sustainability along with great style.  Good news!  The Stewart + Brown Stevie Blazer is on sale!

This cute buttoned up blazer will be sure to turn heads this fall. Fun 100% organic lace accents along front yoke. Short raise collar, belt in back. Fitted. Hits at hip.

  • 90% organic cotton, 10% polyester

  • made in usa

  • machine wash in cold water

  • all sales final

  • original price: $284.00 now: $158.00

I love my Stevie blazer! The plum color is much darker than I imagined, but that was a pleasant surprise. Even though the blazer is from the fall line, it is the perfect light jacket for warmer temps. It is super comfortable, and like all Stewart + Brown items, the quality is high. These "organic pioneers" know how to make eco-friendly chic!
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March 31, 2010

Chaco Flip Flops Eco Tread Features 25% Recycled Rubber

I finally splurged on a pair of Chaco women's "Eco Tread" flip flop sandals! I tried to buy a pair on sale last year, but they were too small, and they didn't have my size. I've waited a year, and now I am the proud owner of a pair of Chaco flip flops. These sandals are stylish and comfortable.  Sure they are expensive, but they will last a long time.

All flip, no flop. An innovative redesign of the essential summertime sandal.
• BioCentric™ footbed with PU formulation oriented towards out-of-box comfort
• Fixed straps anchor under mid-foot to eliminate "flop" and promote active use
• Nylon toe piece engineered for the perfect blend of durability and comfort
• EcoTread outsole features 25% recycled rubber

BioCentric refers to the footbed that is designed to support and has won the Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). These are flip flops that will hold up to dancing at a music festival or walking miles of city blocks.

Chaco also donates money to the Grand Canyon Youth program helping get young kids on the river.

Grand Canyon Youth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Flagstaff, Arizona. Our mission is to give youth (ages 12-19) an experiential education along the rivers and canyons of the Southwest in an effort to promote environmental awareness, community involvement, personal growth, and teamwork among people with diverse backgrounds.
Great sandals and helping kids experience can't be beat!
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March 29, 2010

Fair Labor, Organic Bamboo T-Shirt Supports Great Lakes Restoration

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Are looking for a really cool, really comfortable eco-friendly shirt? thINK Conscious Apparel Thistle Bamboo Tee is my new favorite top. Made from eco-friendly bamboo and organic cotton, this shirt is made with fair labor practices and helps support the Milwaukee Community Service Corps, which works to restore the Great Lakes.

The Corps recognizes the potential of every young person to be a positive, contributing member of the Milwaukee community. By channelling [sic] this potential into educational, job-training, and environmental conservation experiences, we boost their morale, academic performance and provide a benefit to the local community.

The t-shirt is made in Turkey and printed in Wisconsin. Supporting inner city youth and eco-friendly fashion is easy with thINK apparel.
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