Texture Clothing is a Bellingham based company that uses organic cotton and hemp that would otherwise be headed for the landfill to create these beautifully color blocked and functional knit mitts. We are happy to be supporting Texture and excited to offer these cooler weather must-have accessories.
Cotton is one of the most heavily sprayed/treated crops there is. Most commercial underwear is made from cotton treated with chemicals, then bleached. We believe it’s important to offer an alternative that is also doing something to give back to the community. That’s where San Francisco based company PACT comes in:
Our socks are made with organic yarns at an eco-concept factory in Turkey powered by wind energy. The cotton for our underwear and T-shirts comes from a single organic cotton project and every facility PACT goes through is GOTS certified by the Control Union. At PACT, we are serious about “good” clothes.
We searched the world for a network of factories committed to making organic clothing in sweat-shop-free facilities. And we visit every facility multiple times a year to ensure that you not only feel good in PACT but feel good about where PACT came from.
All PACT packaging is printed with vegetable based inks on paper made from FSC controlled wood in a factory powered by wind energy and the carbon impact is off-set by Climate Partner..
“Our Little Fluffy line brings FluffyCo’s design aesthetic to babies in a line of fun, colorful graphic onesies and tees. Each garment is 100% organic cotton, made in the USA, and printed by hand in our San Francisco studio using water–based inks. With a soft satin tag and sweet prints inspired by babies, these little clothes are made with a lot of love and care.
We pride ourselves on doing most of our production in the USA, making small batches of interesting, useful products, and working with small and family–owned businesses whenever possible. Not only is everything we make sweatshop–free, we actually make and assemble several products by hand in our own San Francisco studio! We offer an extensive range of clothing, accessories, and home goods– all with minimal packaging and focused on great design.”
One of my personal favorite things we carry here at the Cordata store, these organic and fair trade certified cloth napkins are truly one of a kind. Marigold Fair Trade has a direct relationship with the womens’ cooperative in India that makes them, helping to alleviate poverty and provide liveable wages to disadvantaged women there. Cloth napkins are a great way to teach kids about not wasting napkins when they eat. The colors of these napkins stay vibrant even after washing on gentle cycle in the washing machine and they can be used over and over, bringing beauty to each meal.
“In a world where it is increasingly difficult to know the origins of the products we wear and consume, fair trade connects us to the people and stories behind the products. Fair Trade provides a viable alternative by upholding a trade system that values human dignity and sustainability. Marigold uses fabrics that are vegetable dyed and handblock printed to accent our naturally dyed organic cotton. Hand block printing is an age-old artisian tradition that dates back to the 12th century in India, but it is an art form that is dying due to mass produced manufacturing. We believe in honoring and celebrating the tradition of block printing to bring you products that are a work of art created by hand.”