This dress, by Water Girl, is made out of 95% organic cotton and 5% Lycra. It is intended to be worn over a swimsuit as a nighttime outfit. It is available at REI for $24.83. Also available is this organic cotton Persuasian Top for $15.83:
Nike has released four new “Considered” sneakers. This is good news, because the first round of sneakers were fairly unattractive. Nike produces these shoes using sustainable manufacturing practices (more details here). However, Nike has a history of maintaining questionable working conditions in its oversesas factories. More information on this issue can be found on the… [Continue Reading]
Organic cotton goes mainstream, and starts to slip into the malls. Now available from Saks Fifth Avenue, this scoopneck tank by Eileen Fisher. It’s made in the U.S. too. The price on it is $58.
Made from recycled newsprint, these remarkable and disposable slippers cost less than 50 cents each. The color is natural and no bleaching agents/chemicals have been used — even the cord and the support tube are made from twisted unbleached paper.
Prana makes clothing out of 100% organic cotton, mostly activewear for climbing and yoga, but they also produce casual clothing like this “Cabana Stripe” shirt. Their web site doesn’t tell you much about how the shirts are made. But we did discover from another source that they are produced in the US. It’s available from… [Continue Reading]
We like to see more effective products could directly replace exising ones. This organic cotton shirt is an example of that. Boll say they created this shirt because they could not find an dress shirt made with organic cotton available anywhere. So they made this dress shirt out of 100% organic U.S. Supima cotton and… [Continue Reading]
Hempest carries a range of shirts made of hemp blended with silk, linen and ramie. You’ll notice the dual powers of breathability and durability in these blends when wearing these shirts in the summer. The shirt pictured here is a very soft hemp/linen blend, and is available for $59.95. They also have women’s shirts. Hempest… [Continue Reading]
Almost all jeans are made of cotton today, because, at the time the cotton gin was invented, nobody has the technology to process the tough fibers of hemp into a soft fabric. Hemp grew better than cotton in poorer soil conditions, and didn’t require pesticides, but it was discarded in those early days. Today we… [Continue Reading]
Want a bit of the ocean in your clothing or in your bed? Seacell is a fabric made out of Lyocell (a 100% wood pulp fiber) and seaweed. The theory is that your skin will absorb nutrients from the seaweed, which is quite mineral- and vitamin-rich. From what I can gather, Seacell incorporates 5% seaweed… [Continue Reading]
Perhaps due to the resurgence of interest in their hemp shoes, Adidas has introduced a new shoe called the “Dakota Lo Hemp”. This cranberry number is a reintroduction of the original Adidas basketball shoe from in the late 70s. It’s reasonably metaefficient in its construction — with hemp uppers and laces. We believe the sole… [Continue Reading]