Friday, January 2, 2009

Avoid disease, wear organic

Posted By on Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 12:57 PM

Is your resolution this year to join the "green movement"? Being environmentally conscious doesn't just mean shopping in the organic section at Harris Teeter. No sir. Not only can you eat organic, but you can WEAR organic as well.

Organic cotton is currently one of the most popular organic fibers used in clothing and apparel. According to the Organic Trade Association, "organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment." In other words, organic cotton is grown without the insecticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers.  Why is this a good thing for you? Because Fibre2Fashion.com says that many skin diseases and health hazards occur due to wearing of fabrics that are cultivated and processed by such products.

Eww, right?

Organic clothing isn't hard to find at all. Here's a men's T-shirt by FCUK spotted at Boris & Natasha ($42).

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For more information on organic clothing, check out the Organic Consumers Association's Clothes For A Change campaign. And to find organic retailers online, check out this extensive list from Ecomall.

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