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Published on October 22nd, 2007 | by Stephanie Evans


Shopping for Organic Clothing

You’ve decided to live a green life from your socks to your suit coat, and cotton clothing is as green as you can get, right?  Actually, unless you’re shopping for organic clothing, cotton isn’t always the greenes fabric of choice.  To make sure you are investing your greens in green fashion:

  • Look for organic labels.  Organic cotton has been grown in areas that are chemical-free for at least three years.  Traditional cotton growers use a lot of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.
  • Make sure that anything you buy was manufactured by an employee-friendly, fair trade company.  It’s hard to feel proud of that pretty cotton dress when you discover it was manufactured by a child who works 14-hour days in terrible conditions.

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