by the Rodale’s team
You cook with organic food. You primp with natural beauty products. You rock fair-trade jewelry. But what about the basics? Sometimes we forget that everything we spend money on matters. It’s not just the big things we purchase that send a message; it’s everything we buy. To make a true difference, we have to vote with our wallets every day and we’ve got to get back to basics.
So the next time you’re at a store and think it doesn’t really matter where that dress was produced or what material that T-shirt is made out of, remember that every purchase, every dollar, every chemically produced thread counts. That’s why we’ve put together a list of five of our favorite (affordable!) organic basics to help you make a difference from the tank top up!
Your new favorite V-neck tee (which comes in 10 colors!) is cut from ultrasoft organic cotton for a perfect, easy, laid-back fit that’s sure to be a warm-weather must-have. Plus, Threads 4 Thought donates 10% of the sale of each shirt to support New Roots, a program that helps refugees become self-sufficient and contribute to their new home through community gardening, nutrition education, and small-business farming.
Same deal as Threads 4 Thought’s V-Neck Tee with a must-have scoop-neck design instead. This shirt comes in 13 beautiful, organic colors and is made using materials that are manufactured in the most sustainable manner possible.
This relaxed-fit tank top comes in three colors and is cut from the softest blend of organic cotton and recycled polyester. It’s a season staple that’s perfect for layering.
This breezy skirt comes in three colors and is made from an ultrasoft organic cotton and modal jersey blend, slip on this effortless maxi skirt for a season’s worth of laid-back, easy style.
Every woman needs a simple little black dress. What makes this one stand apart from the rest? It’s made from a blend of organic cotton, grown without pesticides or herbicides, and modal, an extremely soft, easy-care, sustainable fabric made from beech trees that are cultivated using minimal natural resources.
Find more earth-friendly basics at Rodale’s!