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Loomstate organic jeans
Has anyone actually bought or tried a pair? The idea and the presentation is so cool.. But how do they fit? Can we buy online? http://www.loomstate.org


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They look cute but whats organic about them?

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The detailing of the pants is really nice!

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^^ organic cotton

Great website, cute jeans..

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Ill buy organic food, but I really don't care if my jeans are organic. Just give me a nice cut.

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I don't really like the jeans themselves, but I think using organic material is really important and I'm glad it's becoming more wide spread.

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you can buy loomstate on revolveclothing.com

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also on shopbop.com and it says that you can wear them in the shower and wash with shampoo which i though was pretty neat.

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'organic' is such a sales pitch when it comes to clothes.

but maybe its for people who just prefer organic things in general, I don't know...

what I do know is that the pesticides won't get in your skin!


PS. If organic is actually better for clothes or just better in any reason (is it because it supports small-scale cotton farms? that would be a good reason), some one tell me because I personally am just assuming that since you are not ingesting it, the organicity of it doesnt matter...


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One important thing is, for everything grown organically, there is that much less pesticides/chemicals going into the soil, and the water table. Generally less poisoning of the entire planet. Everything is connected by water...

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'organic' is such a sales pitch when it comes to clothes.

but maybe its for people who just prefer organic things in general, I don't know...

what I do know is that the pesticides won't get in your skin!


PS. If organic is actually better for clothes or just better in any reason (is it because it supports small-scale cotton farms? that would be a good reason), some one tell me because I personally am just assuming that since you are not ingesting it, the organicity of it doesnt matter...

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Loomstate is a side project from Rogan so you can expect some good quality there.

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One important thing is, for everything grown organically, there is that much less pesticides/chemicals going into the soil, and the water table. Generally less poisoning of the entire planet. Everything is connected by water...
good point

ok, if i had two identical garments in front of me, one being organic and the other not, i would choose organic, but i don't think i'd go out of my way to get it like i would organic foodstuffs.

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Oookydoky, and this is where I come in :p! I also used to think it's important to eat organic but didn't care about wearing organic...pesticides dont seep in your body through your jeans do they?! ....until I learned this...

*The WHO estimates that as many as 20,000 deaths and 3 million chronic health problems are caused by poisoning related to agricultural pesticides globally each year. A further 200,000 farmers commit suicide as a result of debt caused by pesticide purchase.

*Worldwide, conventional cotton farming uses only about 3 percent of total farmland but consumes 25 percent of the chemical pesticides and fertilizers used globally. In India, it's as much as 50 percent of pesticides used on as little as 5 percent of the total agricultural land.

*At least three of the chemicals used heavily in cotton production are in the "dirty dozen" - so dangerous that 120 countries agreed at a UNEP conference in 2001 to ban them, but so far this hasn't happened. Why not?

*Organic cotton is grown in approximately 15 countries, but still represents only 0.6% of global cotton production. We want to increase this figure to 10% by 2010.

(www.peopletree.com)

...wow...

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^^ and the bleaching is out of control!

Also, a plus for organic clothing is the local jobs it creates. Usually more expensive, but better quality. And they say that organic items get softer and more yummy with washings.

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I have a number of organic cotton things, and the cotton is very soft and nice. The reasons for supporting organic cotton have already been outlined perfectly, not much to add there. I consider it a real problem that seldom do organic fabrics and fashion meet. In addition to organic cotton, no reason why designers can't use eco-friendly fibers like linen, hemp, and Tencel more.

Patagonia is a good source for organic cotton Ts, although they discontinued my favorite, as well as other stuff. All their cotton is 100% organic. Sundance catalog has organic stuff too, including Ts. Gaiam has nightgowns and sheets.

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