FAQ'S

Why should I buy eco, organic, natural sustainable fabrics?
Purchasing an alternative to conventional fabric is a conscious choice to make a difference for a healthier lifestyle and help support a cause to free our earth of man made chemicals and restore nature to its natural state.

Why is organic clothing more expensive?

  • Organic cotton uses untreated seeds, the farmer contends with weeds and insects in a non traditional manner that costs more than the conventional use of petroleum based fertilizers, toxic herbicides and pesticides that threaten to destroy our environment.
  • Organic cotton is more expensive to harvest.
  • Organic cotton is more expensive to manufacture.
  • It costs the little organic cotton guy big dollars to ship, advertise and market their product.

What fabrics do you carry?
We carry fabrics that consist of Organic Bamboo, Organic Cotton, Hemp, Silk, and Jute. Detailed information pertaining to each fabric can be found under our Eco Information page.

Do you carry any items containing synthetic fibers such as Spandex, Lycra, Rayon, Polyester?
We have done our best to source all natural fibers, there are a small percentage of items that do have an elastic waistband in the garment. Any items that do contain a synthetic blend will be clearly noted in the description.

What is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)?
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is described as a chronic condition caused by adverse effects from exposure to low levels of chemicals or other substances in the envirnonment. Suspected substances include smoke, pesticides, plastics, synthetic fabrics, scented products, petroleum products, and paints.

What types of dyes are used in the fabrics?
The dyes that are used on the clothing range from clay and natural dyes to low impact dyes. The clay dyeing process and low-impact dyes eliminate artificially produced chemical dyestuffs and require no salt. All other components found in our clay dyeing process are of natural origin or biodegradable. As a comparison, conventionally produced dyes, and even more frequently the by-products of producing these dyes, are toxic. Additionally, many conventional processes use amazingly large quantities of kitchen salt which causes irreversible harm to the ecosystems in our rivers, lakes, and underground water sources when released from a commercial dye house. Low-impact fiber-reactive dyes are a synthetic dye that chemically bonds to clothing fiber molecules. The absorption rate of low impact dyes creates less waste water runoff and therefore a lower impact on the environment. People with mild chemical sensitivities can usually tolerate low impact dyes. Natural dyes however, come from various natural sources such as bilberries, oregano, pansy and the indigo plant, but depending on the color and mordant used; this may not be the best choice for a person with a higher sensitivity to chemicals.

Do the manufacturers you carry practice fair trade and fair labor?
Yes. I source companies with like-minded beliefs to instill fair trade and fair labor ethics.  Although, all manufacturers may not be certified by a Fair Trade Labeling Organization, my relationship between such manufacturers are to help  empower individuals with economically and socially marginalized producers in developing countries and help to support their local economy and community.

Do you accept exchanges and returns?
Yes, We sell clothing with the anticipation you will be able to enjoy your purchase. Please see our return policy details under our Store Policies.

Is your Re-Wear / Vintage clothing organic?
No. Although it is not organic, the garments are being recyced and reused. Just think with every pair of jeans recycled we just saved 2-1/2 cups of pesticide from penetrating our earth. This is an eco-friendly way to help make a difference. The Vintage / Re-Wear section does contain conventional fabrics with synthetic fibers. This is not recommended for anyone with chemical sensitivities or allergies.