Thursday, July 24, 2008

What Not To Wear....And a Prize!

I have a chance to share something with you that I'm really excited about. Recently, I read a post by Shaun Groves that made me want to research more before purchasing clothing for my family. I followed the links within the story to other posts detailing a recent trip he took to the Dominican Republic with Compassion International and immediately felt convicted. Of all the things I've been trying to change within our family, I have given little thought to our clothing, where it comes from and how it's made.

Ideally, I'd love to be able to support companies that use organic cotton, safe dye and support fair trade. I realize that this is often difficult to do given the extra expense involved and time it would take you to research in order to find such a company.

Maggie's Organics is a company that I am proud to introduce to you. They use only organic materials in making their apparel and were instrumental in creating the Fair Trade Zone, "a 100% worker-owned Sewing Co-Operative in Nicaragua that has helped hurricane refugees create a new life for themselves and their families."

Further, they are currently helping a group of displaced textile workers in rural NC (an area that owns a piece of my heart because I am originally from there!) by helping them start a sewing company owned by the workers themselves.

This company is getting it right. Click here to find out more about how they are putting back into local communities and using materials that are sustainable and safe. If you're curious, Maggie's Organics is also very reasonably priced. I know that is a big issue for me when finding companies to support.



Maggie's recently sent me one of their lounge sets to try out and let me tell you, I'm hooked. I love pajamas and these are soft, comfortable AND cute! They were also kind enough to send along a pair for me to share with you! I have this one in a size large and to win, go to Maggie's Organics site and browse through their products. Come back here and let me know what you love the most and I'll randomly draw a winner from the comments on Wednesday, July 30. In you post about this contest on your own blog, I'll give you three extra entries! (Be sure to let me know that you've done this!)

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them here in the comments or click the link on your right to email me! Good luck!

21 comments:

Crystal said...

I love the tights!! Thick, cotton tights are the bomb!The lounge sets are adorable, I also linked it to my blog.

dddiva said...

I really love the mantra socks. I am putting your site on my blogroll. :)

Bunny B said...

I love their Textured Youth Tights and Visualize Cam/Teal Pants (Set)! Thanks!
bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

Blogged HERE for extras :)
Thanks!
bunnybx at gmail . com

Jennifer said...

I love the Panda Organic Baby Set Very cute stuff. (sorry for the removal one hit the wrong button)

ikkinlala said...

May Canadians enter? I love their Women's Baby Rib Tee - Long Sleeve (I wish it was available in a wider range of colours, although I do love black) and their Lounge Pants.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Sassy Pink Boutique said...

I love the tie dye socks! So cute and comfy!

info(at)sassypinkboutique(dot)come

Sassy Pink Boutique said...

Blogged about it here:

http://contestsformammas.blogspot.com/

compassiondave said...

Thanx Tom--Let's go shopping!

Feener said...

lounge short set

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

We are really into Pandas this year for baby girl Helana (due September 7th) and I like the Panda organic onesies!

BrineS said...

I like the Live, Laugh, Love lounge set!

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

Amy said...

Awesome H! Thanks for sharing. I've been looking into organic cotton clothes but a of what I found was $$$! I love how affordable it all is. I'm ordering some stuff!

Off to link you now!

aspritzofsis said...

Their clothing is very nice! I like the hand dyed baby bodysuits. Would love to see them in more colors too. Thanks for the review!

cbeargie at yahoo dot com

Renee G said...

I like their criss-crossed tees. They look soft, and just a little out of the ordinary.

This sounds like a great company.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

jessilynn said...

I like the live, laugh, love lounge set. I love the tie dye socks too. Thanks for your giveaway! :-)

Rachel said...

The "Live, Laugh, Love" lounge set looks so comfy. But I LOVE the plum scarf!

tevilqueen said...

Wow super cute would love to win this!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

danandmarsh said...

I like the Camisole/Shorts!

silverhartgirl said...

I liked the Camisole/Pants

Melissa said...

Everything is so cute. I am loving the plum printed scarf.
missy
leotarocks(at)lycos(dot)com