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December 15th, 2011


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polevaulter
10:12 pm - Supporting Sustainable Companies
I try to buy products from companies that use organic/sustainable materials to support the organic industry. Aside from food, I also use organic facial products and sustainable CLOTHING!

It didn't occur to me until it was staring me in the face that there's clothing out there that uses organic cotton and recycled polyester. I came across ThreadsForThought as I was shopping one day at Whole Foods and I'm totally in love with their products.

I realize I'm preaching to the choir here, but every little bit helps. To support companies that are doing it right, I have a running blog that does product reviews and company promotions - threads4thought.blogspot.com. Here's a section from it:

ThreadsForThought uses sustainable materials to make many of their clothing, including organic cotton and recycled polyester. Organic cotton uses 90% less toxins than regular cotton, saving our environment from completely unnecessarily poisoning. Growing organic cotton means there are no GMO's used at all. Genetically Modified Organisms are used in conventional farming techniques to force crop output and pest resilience, at the expense of crop diversity (which is healthy for the environment) and naturally occurring selection. GMOs upset the natural balance of the ecosystem and replace a healthy diversity with susceptible homogeneousness.

The only real way of eliminating the use of GMO crops and other toxic farming practices is supporting companies that are doing it the right way. ThreadsForThought not only uses organic cotton wherever they can, they also use recycled water bottles to make some of their clothing. That's right, T4T uses recycled polyester, which is made through the breaking down and further refinement of water bottles that would have otherwise ended up in a dump somewhere. You can find out more about this awesome process on their website www.ThreadsForThought.com.

Thanks and would love to hear your thoughts!

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From:helenatroy
Date:December 18th, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
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I totally support this - sustainable and ethical fabric. You don't think about it, but humans don't come with fur, so it's one of these many things we end up buying. Merino wool is a nice sustainable fabric, so is hemp.

Thanks for the link & all. Something I would like to see is more sustainable /ethical fabric for those who make their own clothes. :)
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From:polevaulter
Date:December 18th, 2011 02:07 am (UTC)
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"...for those who make their own clothes"

one day, one day =)

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