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Dirt Shirts and SITO: Promoting Organic Apparel and Eco-Friendly Fashion

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  • The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification is the platinum standard for organic apparel, tracking the cotton from farm to final packaging through every step of the supply chain
  • Dirt Shirt T-shirts are made from organic cotton grown in Texas, and all of the manufacturing takes place in the U.S. Dirt Shirt proceeds are donated to the Care What You Wear campaign to raise awareness about the importance of organic cotton
  • Sixty percent of a cotton plant enters the food stream as dairy feed, so if you want organic dairy, support organic cotton. Cotton seed is also turned into cotton seed oil, used in food manufacturing

By Dr. Mercola

When was the last time you considered what your clothes were made of? If you're like most people, you may not realize how important organic clothing is, or why. In this interview, Marci Zaroff, founder of the first organically certified textile mill in the U.S., will help enlighten us about the merits of organic fashion.


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