Sunday, October 14, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
I found these cute little hats from Ecoknits on Etsy.com . I love Etsy, they have the greatest and most creative things! These are handmade in Atlanta from organic cotton. They would make a perfect gift or just a great purchase for your little one. Check out her shop and while you are there cruise around etsy and where you could finish all of your christmas shopping without leaving the house.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Mystery School Clothing Co has been featured on the fashion page at Talent Database. Mystery School offers organic cotton and hemp blend clothing handmade and dyed in Northern California. Mystery School is committed to using sustainable fabrics, low impact dyes, and recycled paper for tags and business cards. You can check out the listing here~
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Reasons to support Organic Cotton
Eighty-four million pounds of pesticides are sprayed on the 14.4 million acres of conventional cotton grown in the U.S. (5.85 pounds/acre), ranking cotton second behind corn in total amount of pesticides sprayed, according to the US Department of Agriculture, 25% of pesticides are used on cotton. These pesticides pollute our water sources, soil, air, and are also dangerous to people living near the cotton fields. Over 2.03 billion pounds of synthetic fertilizers were applied to conventional cotton every year (142 pounds/acre), making cotton the fourth most heavily fertilized crop behind corn, winter wheat, and soybeans. To put these numbers in perspective, it takes roughly one-third of a pound of chemicals (pesticides and fertilizers) to grow enough cotton for just one T-shirt. The Environmental Protection Agency considers seven of the top 15 pesticides used on cotton in the United States as “possible”, “likely”, “probable” or “known” human carcinogens (acephate, dichloropropene, diuron, fluometuron, pendimethalin, tribufos and trifluralin).
Buying Organic cotton also limits the use of genetically modified crops, because to be certified organic crops cannot be genetically modified. Also when you support farmers who grow cotton organically, you support sustainable farming practices which is better for everyone.