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Loyale works with only organic cotton...activewear


thermal cotton robe





http://www.loyaleclothing.com/


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Loomstate (www.loomstate.org) makes organic, trendy jeans

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the wave skirt is cute ...

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i strongly support this.

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I have to mention Osvomode, which Susie_bubble introduced in the indie designer thread:

100% organic fairtrade fabrics and dyed with no harmful substances

S/S 2005 and W/S 2006
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There is a chain Ten Thousand Villages which is all free trade products. They have some fashions, but lots of jewelry and other crafts (dishware, furniture,etc).

we have one very close to my school (i didntk now it was a chain)

they have some of the most beautiful jewelery. they also tell you where everything comes from, which is nice


also, a lot of stuff mentioned in this thread is organic or environmental, but not neccessarily fair trade


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I have to mention Osvomode, which Susie_bubble introduced in the indie designer thread:
Love it! Especially the little black dress! How cute! Thanks for posting this EllaH!

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I think these pieces are proof that fair trade doesn't have to equal bad hippie or new age style. For that I applaude these designers efforts!

On the other hand, there's not a single piece here I would buy for myself or a friend. The materials, finishes and surfaces look too dry, wrinkly and cheap somehow. I want sleekness, materials that invite you to touch. Luxuriousness.

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^ well, I think those sweaters look very soft & touchable ...

I agree, though, when you're already really picky so it's already very hard to find clothes, and then God forbid if you're not a size 2 clothes hanger, trying to find fair trade and organic on top of that is almost an impossible burden.

I try to buy organic whenever possible, especially food, but also linens, t-shirts, PJs. It helps not to buy conventional cotton, since it's so bad for the environment.

This is one of the reasons I try to keep pretty strict limits on what I buy--fewer pieces are creating fewer issues.

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^ Maybe I was a bit hasty and harsh in my comments... It's certainly true that finding fair trade/eco-friendly stuff is hard to begin with.

Wouldn't it be great if some big designers started using more "ethical" materials? The price would probably be a bit higher, but they would get so much free goodwill and publicity that advertising money can't buy. Just imagine if Gucci, Prada or Chanel announced that they would start using 100% eco-friendly, fairly traded cotton...

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^ Yes, it would be wonderful! And it's probably the only thing that could make me reconsider Gucci at this point

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Ooh I love Osvomode, but didn't realize it was fair trade or organic! Wow...I'm thoroughly impressed.

Sorry about the too-big pictures I dont know how to resize I'll work on that

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More from howies.co.uk


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Organic denim, 12oz, hand brushed, rinsed using nothing but water and eco balls for softness.

Mens organic cotton tshirts:

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A nice alternative to American Apparel perhaps?

by ralper
www.ralper.co.uk
Fair trade ... they say on their site that they're "up-and-coming" and aim to create fashioanble, ethical clothes...could be ok but so far all they've got is some t-shirts


Fair trade alpaca mini skirt
http://www.kusikuy.com/adult.html#miniskirt

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