Organic cotton clothing is the buzz of the apparel industry these days, and it’s easy to understand why. Not only is the production of organic cotton easier on our earth’s resources (organic farming systems build biodiversity and reduce the use of toxic pesticides), but consumer demand is finally bringing prices down to affordable levels.
Organic cotton is being manufactured into almost every style and color imaginable. Even top name designers are getting into the act, but watch out for the tricksters who promote organic clothing but actually use less than 5% organic materials. If you’re thinking about natural fiber clothing for your wardrobe, check for third-party certification that organic producers are using only the methods and materials permitted. This 100% organic cotton sweater is from Gaiam.