Textiles

Z Shoes

OK here we are…”Every Z Shoe starts with a comfortable sole made from 100% organic, fair trade, sustainably-harvested Amazonian Sharinga rubber…No plastic or synthetic fibers here. Z Shoes are made from 100% organic, fair trade sustainably-harvested cotton from the Solo y San Miguel regions of Peru…Even the beautiful coral and navy blue options available in the Z Shoes line up come from 100% organic plant dyes sourced from in the Amazon…Z Shoes is proud to offer the world’s finest line of fair trade and organic shoes. ”

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Sisal Rugs Direct

All kinds of natural fiber area rugs at affordable prices, some even without dyes. They offer a choice of bindings, including canvas, cotton, linen and others. You can choose your rug material, color, shape, border material, border color, and size. Choose 100$ sisal, sisal/wool. 100$ wool, jute, seagrass, hemp.

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Hook & Loom

Delightful area rugs in colors and patterns hand-woven on special looms from their unique recycled Eco Cotton or wool. “Handcrafted patterns and a unique springy feel lend cozy credibility to any room…Using our unique and innovative process, we create colored yarns from recovered textile fiber. Then we hand-weave our cotton rugs from this new yarn without dyes, chemicals, or latex. The result: delightful, durable rugs that last for years, and won’t bleed or fade in the washing machine. They’re soft on your feet and spectacular on your floor.”

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Ozark Rope Sandals

“The sandals are made from durable, colorfast polypropylene rope. Water does not hurt them because they are melted together instead of glued. They have excellent traction when wet, and they are machine washable. They last for several years. We guarantee the sandals for a year, and many customers are able to wear theirs for many years. They are lightweight, cool, and they bend easily. The ropes are soft and comfortable on your feet, and the heel-strap holds them on securely.” A full range of sizes and colors for men and women.

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Spiritex

A colorful selection of knit fabrics that are hard to find in 100% organic cotton. “We produce all of our fabric within 150 miles of our Asheville, NC headquarters from cotton grown in Texas by the Texas Organic Growers Co-Op. The dyes used are low impact fiber reactive and are maintained in a closed loop system. Textiles are typically bleached and dyed. We avoid bleached fibers by using a citrus scour for our naturals and a peroxide wash derived from apples for our whites. On the subject of color, we use non-radioactive, heavy metal free, fiber-reactive dyes in a closed-loop system, preventing any toxic substances from being released into the external environment and allowing unfixed dye and water to be recycled.”

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Loomstate

A small collection of clothing for women and men made from 100% certified organic cotton n a GOTS certified factory in India. I love this clothing. Very simple classic design, plain colors, high integrity materials. “At Loomstate we work toward a shared vision, believing that whole clothing supply chains from cotton farm to fashion house can support sustainable clothing production.This is clothing that goes beyond fiber and fabric, to include the moral fibers we share and the community fabric that binds us.”

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Natural Clothing Company

Clothing for women and men made from 100% organic and natural cotton, linen, hemp, ramie, bamboo and other natural fibers or natural fiber blends. Each piece has been chosen by a husband-and-wife who are former natural food store owners, now living in a rural area near Seattle. “We want life without poisons for ourselves and you, the soil and animals. We think you want that too.”Read descriptions carefully as some are made from tencel (wood pulp) and garments are made in many different countries.

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Goddess Gear

Clothing for women made from organic and recycled cotton, organically grown linen, hemp, bamboo and tercel (wood pulp). “Our passion is creating flattering, wearable, feminine styles that enhance the women who wear them; all from natural, organic and sustainable materials, cut and sewn in the USA. Goddess Gear is clothing that speaks to the essence of who our customers are; women of character, beauty, and vision.”

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Purakai

A California beach-oriented website that sells simple shirts for women and men made from California-grown “ocean-friendly” organic cotton. They also sell sustainable surfboards and some items contain synthetics, but I like the fact that this California company is selling shirts made from 100% California grown organic cotton.

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Cotton Mill

All cotton clothing without finishes for women and men. Just basic cotton clothing—shirts, dresses, jackets, sweats, jeans and pants—in lots of colors and many different types of cotton fabrics (all fabrics are listed and explained). Some organic cotton, plus sizes, all made in the USA or Canada. Nothing fancy here, just plain cotton clothing. And especially sweatshirts—“100% heavy-weight 18-ounce cotton sweatshirts…built to last a lifetime.”

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One Knot Knits

“Cozy knits made by hand with responsibly sourced fibers…I am very particular when choosing my fibers – they are as natural as possible. Some are organic, some are fair trade, and all are purchased from farms, small businesses, or fellow Etsy sellers. I focus on using yarns that are made in the United States or made using fair trade practices around the world. You will not find acrylic yarn or chemically treated yarn in this shop! I only knit with natural fibers, including sheep’s wool, alpaca, llama, silk, cotton, and bamboo.” Hats mittens, scrarves and other accessories for women and babies. image:{organic wool mittens

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Easy Living Hats

Beautiful colorful hats crocheted by a grandma from organic cotton yarn. “I have decided to focus on making hats that resembled traditional millinery but were made through a crochet method. When I researched millinery I found that not only was it extremely expensive to purchase all the equipment and supplies necessary, but it was toxic too. The term “mad hatter” came from the fact that all the sprays and stiffeners used to shape the hat were making the workers sick during production. I crocheted a sun hat and fitted a wire in the edge of the brim to look like a straw hat. What I found was how much more practical it was. Not only was it light weight, but it stretched to fit.”

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Vejibag

Specially designed bags for storing vegetables made from 100% U.S. grown and milled Organic cotton fabric and thread. ” It keeps all kinds of humidity-loving perishables fresh, crisp, and tasty for a week or more. Damp cloth bags keep moisture-loving vegetables moist and crisp in a high humidity environment. Moisture slowly evaporates from the surface of the bag to keep both the bag and the vegetables “breathing.” A slightly moist bag keeps vegetables crisp, often several days beyond storage in either a crisper drawer or plastic bag.”

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Ambatalia

A unique collection of cotton and linen kitchen linens inspired by the deep-rooted tradition of Japan to create beauty in the everyday rituals of life. Cloth napkins and kitchen towels have a myriad of uses, aprons are designed for function as well as protection. Cloth lids to cover dishes and utensil rolls to carry your own are among the other lovely reusable and renewable items to help you live a plastic-free life.

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HoBo Ties

A delightful collection of natural fiber bow ties, neckties, pocket squares, cummerbunds and suspenders for men and boys. “All of our products are created with carefully chosen materials. We source professional hardware to use on our products that are made right here in the USA. Our fabrics are almost always cotton I saw a natural linen tie and sometimes we make specialty silk bow ties.

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Modern Wool

Woolen throws, blankets, scarves and other miscellaneous items made by hand from untreated wool. “We use premium French Merino sheep wool grown in Colorado. Their wool is very soft and not itchy, offering a cozy, comfortable feel for all our products. Next we hand knit them in Southern California. Wool being a natural made material also releases negative ions into the body which build up, strengthen and energize. It is also a temperature regulating material which allows the user to maintain a comfortable body temperature. 100% Wool knits, without synthetic additives, are hard to find and it was in my own fruitless search for them that I decided a product such as this should be on the market and thus Modern Wool was born.

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Casari Ranch

Comforters, pillows and mattress pads made right on the farm from their own organically grown and milled wool and organic cotton. They raise grass-fed lambs for meat (local sales only), so this wool utilizes the whole animal.

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Hullo Pillow

“A simple, natural pillow designed for comfort….From the 100% organic cotton twill pillow case, to the carefully sourced and selected buckwheat hulls, Hullo pillows are made in the U.S.A. with the finest materials available.” Larger than traditional buckwheat pillows. Easy to adjust fill levels.

 

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Smart Bedding

Complete linen bedding sets (duvet cover, top and bottom sheets, 2 pillowcases) made from 100% French linen, washed with special white volcanic stones to soften the fabric. Design of bedding is “reimagined” solve all bedding problems. 100 night guarantee.

 

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Flipside Hats

Hats for women, men and children, handmade from repurposed pre-consumer waste natural fibers. “We source large rolls of abandoned fabrics from production and dye houses and re-love them into beautifully made hats…it makes us proud to be part of a growing movement of small businesses and organizations that divert 75% of pre-consumer waste—750,000 tons—from landfills and repurpose it into beautiful, functional products we use every day…We source our “waste” from production and dye houses, which is often discarded by big sports and athletic brands. Another 10% of our materials are sustainably sourced fabrics such as Hemp, Organic Cotton and Recycled water bottles.” My spot check turned up with mostly repurposed cotton and wool, only one had spandex. So look around and find the fabrics you like. I’m thinking that the selection of fabrics change all the time, but that customer service will be happy to help you find what you want.

 

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Lazy Dog Designs

Two big, useful bags made from 55% hemp/45% organic cotton. The Farmer’s Market bag has a wide strap that goes across the body or over the shoulder for hands-free shopping, and lots of pockets suitable for shopping. The Everyday Business Bag is similar, with pockets for water bottle, and another pocket for sunglasses or cell phone.

 

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Breathe Sleepwear

Surround yourself with linen while you sleep with linen sleepwear for women and men made by a small clothing design studio in the USA. “Artfully designed, impeccably crafted linen sleepwear….not mass produced, but made one at a time for each customer…carefully created from the initial design, pattern making, through the meticulous construction process, using only exceptional quality linens and other natural materials…not meant to be seasonal or trendy & my customers understand that they are making an investment. My hope is that these garments will become a staple in your wardrobe for years to come. I believe you will love your Breathe Clothing.”

 

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JADETribe

Delightful 100% natural fiber bags, totes, weekender bags and more. “Captivated by the colors of the natural organic dyes coupled with their incredible weaving skills and the remarkable textiles these women were creating, Kimberly employed this village to create exclusive colors and patterns that became the foundation of the JADEtribe handbag collection. A little bit beach-y, a little bit bohemian jet set, and 100 percent natural and ethical, JADEtribe is the true embodiment of fashion with a conscience. Whether it’s the handbag repurposed from hand embroidered baby carrier cloths, or the hand braided jewelry that jingles, or the organically dyed and hand loomed traditional textiles, each element of JADEtribe carries in it a piece of Kimberly’s heart and a piece of the hearts of the women in South East Asia whose lives have been improved by making it.” Also ready-to-wear clothing.

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Beans72

“Rolls Royce quality” authentic handcrafted Japanese buckwheat hull pillows. Filled with 100% natural triple air cleaned USDA Organic buckwheat hulls. 100% unbleached cotton cover. Fits in a standard pillowcase. Also body pillows filled with buckwheat hulls, buckwheat lumbar support and bolster pillows, and dried organic lavender to add to your pillow to aid sleep. All pillows come with zippers so additional buckwheat hulls can be added when needed. “The materials, dimensions, calculations and workmanship are a result of a lifetime accumulation of knowledge and pillow making experience.”

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Soludos

Traditional cotton/jute espadrilles with natural rubber (latex) soles in up-to-date styling: tennis shoes, slippers, sandals. Also some suede uppers, some linen linings. Lots of colors, some decorated. Flats and wedge heels. Women and men. Read comments for advice about ordering the correct size.

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Brute Jute

Reusable shopping bags made from jute. “Long wooden handles provide a far more comfortable grip than conventional shopping bags. Carry up to 50% more capacity than a typical plastic or paper bag. Easily rolled-up and neatly stored in your car between shopping trips.”

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Swans Island Company

Blankets, throws, wraps, and accessories (also yarns) handcrafted from Maine-spun fleeces and hand-dyed yarns. “A Swans Island product means natural fiber, sourced to the highest possible standard, designed to be as timeless as the tides. * Much of our fiber is from local New England farms as well as domestic, family-run farms that have been caring for their flocks for generations. Our organic merino, sourced from South America, has been certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard, the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. * Fleece from those farms is custom spun for us by New England mills on trusty vintage machinery. From there, every skein of Swans Island yarn – whether destined for our looms, our machine-knit accessories, or your knitting needles – is dyed by hand in our Northport dye house. * Many of our yarns are dyed using naturally derived pigments like cochineal, indigo, and madder root. Others are skein-dyed with low-impact dyes. * We make each dye bath with unique recipes, expertly working the fibers in order to achieve our distinctive hand-dyed look and feel. * Many of our products are woven on traditional looms here in Northport; others are produced in partnership with American makers who share our belief in the value of a life built by hand.” Edges handwoven with 100% silk.

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Rat Pack Hats

Natural fiber hats for men with “cool and sophisticated styles” reminiscent of the Hollywood “rat pack” actors. Made from cotton, linen, straw, wool, leather, or waterproof genuine oil cloth (choose “Shop Hats by Material” from the side menu).

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Conner Handmade Hats

High quality hats for women, men, and children in many styles, made from organic cotton. Also hemp, leather, linen, waxed cotton, raffia, paper straw, wool, and more (see Material menu for full list). Extra large sizes available for big heads. I’ve never seen so many styles of hats made from natural materials all in one place.

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Bless Linen

“A family-owned business which creates 100% linen home essentials, such as linen towels, including linen bath towels, linen hand towels, linen blankets and so on with love and dedication to nature and people. All our products (bath towels, hand / kitchen towels, bed covers, etc.) are made in Europe of local grown 100% organic flax, Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified and are babies-friendly.”

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Red Clouds Collective

Clothing, bags, and accessories made with all natural materials and exceptional craftsmanship. “Our products are born from necessity. Each one is thoughtfully designed to make life a little easier, and they’re all built to last a lifetime.”MATERIALS: Vegetable Tanned Leather from Hermann Oak—a St. Louis, Missouri-based tannery that has been tanning leather using extracts of tree bark in the traditional method since 1881. Waxed Canvas from Fairfield Textile, a specialized American manufacturer based in Bridgeton, New Jersey that has been crafting fabric since 1838. Selvage Denim from Cone Mills’ White Oak Plant in North Carolina, woven on vintage 1940s fly-shuttle looms that give each piece of fabric a unique depth and dimension.”

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Prairie Linen Company

Handmade luxury bedding and table linens, made in the USA using high quality 100% natural linen fabric.” These are design pieces for decoration, not sheets and pillowcases. Monogrammed and ruffled pillow shams, bedskirts and spreads, crib accessories, placemats and monogrammed napkins, linen fabrics.

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Human Revolution Clothing

Organic t-shirts and casual clothing for women and men. “Human Revolution Clothing is a social, economic, environmental and LOVE centered clothing company that is passionate about and dedicated to changing the way clothing is made seed to shirt! Our clothing is made from 100% Certified Organic Cotton that is GMOfree & FairTrade. It is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), USDA & Fair Trade certified.”

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Good Linens

100% linen towels for bath, kitchen, beach and travel. Why a linen towel for your body? Fast drying, exfoliating, absorbent, antibacterial, long-lasting, and they just get better with age. 90% unbleached, undyed fibers with 10% colorful stripe. “When I found myself washing three full loads of cotton terry towels each week for a family of four, we tried linen bath towels. For the first time, my children reused their quick-drying towels, reducing the bath towel laundry burden to under one load a week.”

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Urban Flax

Plain and simple 100% linen towels, tablecloths, placemats, napkins, aprons, in natural linen color and darker grey. Handmade in Colorado.”Most items are made one at at time and are hand cut, sewn, washed and air dried with great attention to detail and pride in craftsmanship. The end result is soft, clean linen that will not shrink further and is ready to use.”

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Criquet Shirts

Super soft 100% organic cotton shirts for men, created by two friends. “In 2010, after lamenting the loss of great and hard-to-replace polo shirts of years past, we set out on the quest to find the perfect shirt.Guided by memories of our very first collared shirts from early days in prep school, and by well-worn hand-me-downs from dads, uncles and others, we spared no effort to find it. In the end, unable to track down this elusive prize, we did what any two enterprising young men would do. We set out to design it and make it on our own. ”

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Shop Fog Linen

Beautiful, simple products for daily use made from linen. Created by a Japanese designer, the pieces have a an Asian sensibility, made from western fabric. They have everything from table and kitchen linens to bed linens and bath towels, plus loose linen clothing and even linen slippers! Mostly neutral colors, some patterns, some colorful surprises. “We just want to design and distribute an honest, beautiful, and long-lasting product. Our motto: Live with linen. Every day.

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Vivid

Clothing for women (plus shirts for men) all made of linen, sizes XS-XXL sizes. Loose-fitting and tailored styles, casual and dressy. One thing they have that I can never find in stores is 100% linen unlined jackets. Lots of loose-fitting tops some with embroidered details. Lovely dresses. Plus sizes have their own flattering designs.

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Two Sisters Ecotextiles

The two sisters who created this website know more about toxics in textiles and how to choose safe fabrics than any two people I’ve ever met. After years of selling organic upholstery fabrics to the trade, they now have a retail site where you can get the best fabrics for all your fabric needs. “Surround yourself with fabric free of chemical residues that can trigger or aggravate health problems, who production has been safe for the earth, from a company that defines transparency….Safe enough for your newborn. Sophisticated enough for your mother-in-law. Tough enough for the after school gang.” These fabrics are gorgeous. Search by use or color. Fabric for apparel, drapery, tabletop, upholstery, and bedding. $1 samples available. Also readymade napkins, tea towels, and pillow covers. Website has lots of information about fabrics, how they are made, and toxics.

Listen to my interviews with Patty Grossman and Leigh Anne Van Dusen, co-Founders (and sisters) of O Ecotextiles

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Genopalette

Natural color wool yarns, from rare, natural-colored Merino sheep. Yarn designed by the shepherd and created at a small American mill. “Materials: wool, fiber, natural fiber, undyed wool, undyed fiber, USA materials, small farm materials, sunshine, grass, rain, made in USA, soil, farm.” Amazing!

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Mephisto Shoes

I’ve been wearing Mephisto sandals almost every day for I don’t know how long. At least 15 years. I just buy the same Helena sandals over and over. They are the only shoes I can walk any distance in and never have my feet hurt or get tired. Finally I found some information about the materials. They are handcrafted in France and Portugal. The leathers are highest quality and have “natural tanning.” The soles are natural rubber obtained from latex. I’ve never had any problems of toxic exposure from any pair of Mephitis shoes I’ve purchased.

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Pack-It Cooler Bags

Here’s a bag that freezes overnight, then chills all day. “It’s the only bag that keeps food and drinks cool up to 10 hours – No ice packs needed.” These bags have a freezable gel right inside the sides of the bag, so foods are kept cold from all directions. I can see these bags being useful for shopping, travel, lunch, so you can really take your food with you.”Made from food-safe, nontoxic poly canvas and waterproof EVA. PVC-, BPA-, phthalate- and lead-free. What a great idea! Bags come in 12 sizes, including a grocery-size bag.

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Tuckerman & Co.

Men’s dress shirts±long-staple organic cotton, the world’s finest Italian mills, quality craftsmanship backed by 80 years experience. Made in New England. Tuckerman was created for a simple but powerful reason: we were frustrated trying to find high quality clothing that we felt good about. Most of what was available on the rack or in stores just wasn’t very well made and didn’t last very long. Curious by nature, we started asking questions, and the more we learned the less we liked it. There had to be a better way. Our approach has been to try and reimagine clothing the way that it should be made. We have a bias toward the timeless over the fleeting. We believe in using the finest materials and partnering with those who take genuine pride in their work. We have a strong commitment to environmental responsibility, and wherever possible use less harmful materials over their conventional counterparts. Together, we believe these all make for a better product.

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EcoButterfly Organics

A variety of organic cotton yarns, hemp yarns and natural beads and buttons. “We decided never to offer highly chemical processed synthetic rayon yarns just because they are made from natural bamboo, soy, corn, tencel, banana, milk etc. These natural fibers are made into a chemical soup and extruded like spaghetti to make the silky “rayon” yarns and they are nowhere near eco-friendly. GMOs (Genetically Engineered corn & soy) are also unacceptable. ”

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PACT

This is what I like. You go to their website and the first thing you see is “Super Soft ORGANIC cotton. No toxic dyes. No toxic pesticides. No sweatshops. No child labor.” That pretty much says it. Casual clothing, underwear, socks and leggings, tank tops, hoodies. Women, men, baby. GOTS certified.

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SOL Organics

Affordable luxury bed sheets and pillow cases made from GOTS certified organic cotton. “Beautifully ultra soft organic cotton made with fine long staple yarns in a luxurious and comforting sateen weave…Uncompromising luxury is about quality, comfort, honesty, transparency & affordability, clean & safe work conditions, fair trade wages & a fair price for you, are part of the Sol Equation.” Pure white, ivory and blue.

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Boll & Branch

GOTS certified luxury organic cotton sheet sets “made with love, care and total transparency.” Also pillowcases, duvet covers, and shams, with decorative touches including simple trim, hand embroidery, and bands. Available colors are white, beige and light and dark grey, and light and dark blue. Also nath towels, throws, crib sheets and blankets.

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Naturepedic

Certified organic luxury mattresses for adults, made by the same trusted family business that makes certified organic mattresses for babies and kids. Four models allow you to choose certified organic latex, wool, or cotton for padding over an organic encased coil innerspring. These are the same super-comfortable innersprings used in high-end mattresses, with the added benefit of Naturepedic’s certified organic fabrics and fibers,DLDRP-logo-formal and non-toxic accessories. Quilted certified organic cotton fabrics are used for covers for all models. Not only are all the materials and components individually certified organic, the mattress as a whole is certified organic per the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

Listen to my interview with Naturepedic Founder Barry Cik.

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Bambeco

A great collection of “sustainable home goods” that reduce environmental impact as well as being less toxic. Products include furniture, home decor, kitchen and entertaining, bed and bath, and outdoor. All very stylish with their own designs. “At Bambeco, we strive to inspire sustainable living. We’re committed to making a sustainable lifestyle accessible and attainable. Every home good we offer has a purpose – to reduce consumption and pollution, protect natural resources, replenish and restore the planet, and celebrate people everywhere. To meet this commitment, all of our home goods are made with reclaimed, recycled, natural, renewable, and organic materials, with the utmost respect for the Earth and its people.”

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Po-Zu Shoes

These amazing shoes are made from organic cotton, wool, coconut husks, natural latex, cork, and leather. “All our materials come from naturally renewable sources and are responsibly harvested. They contain no pesticides, bleaches or toxic dyes and are locally sourced wherever possible. We use organic cotton in our shoes and all our leather is chromium-free. You can read about our materials in more detail here.” Every shoe has a complete materials description (click on the “materials” tab on each product page). Great styles! This company is based in the UK. I don’t usually recommend websites out of the country, but I’ve never seen anything like these shoes! You can even have them custom-make shoes to your own design specifications.

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Dapwood Furniture

Handcrafted solid wood platform beds and bedroom furniture made from walnut, cherry, hard maple and oak, plant-based natural stains, and nontoxic finishes (also available unfinished “for MCS”). These bed frames can be customized for height and length, mix woods and finishes for style, add wheels or casters, and reclining headboard option. Styles range from simple to…well, whatever you want! This is beautiful furniture.

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Always Piper

Timeless clothing, bedlinens,, home goods and accessories made mostly from linen. “Outstanding quality is achieved through fine detailing and finishes that result in items that are exclusive and promise to last for years…handmade on the coast of Maine in small batches.”

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Toockies

Handcrafted housewares made from certified organic cotton using vintage patterns: pot holders, coasters, wash cloths, scrub clothes. “As a young girl I lived in a small fishing village on an island in the Azores. My mother had very few opportunities to make money because culturally she was expected to stay home and provide free labor to support the family. Her only source of income was embroidery…When I married and became a homemaker myself, my mother-in-law introduced me to knitted dishcloths she received from her cousin Claudia, better known as “Toockie”. I very quickly became dependent on these “Toockies” to clean my home, my kids and my car. Soon I started thinking everybody should have these amazing Toockies® that lasted for years because they out performed most of the disposable cleaning products I had to keep buying every month…I began to think about how I might start a home business, with the help of women who could use a bit of extra money like my mom did…”

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Lucky Sheep Wool Sleeping Bag

wool-sleeping-bagThe first all-wool sleeping bag I’ve ever seen, made with a wool knit cover and stuffed with domestic wool batting. Can be used indoors and outside. Will keep you warm down to 20-30 degrees. “Wool is the most comfortable and luxurious outdoor weather fabric. This fiber allows the skin to breathe without condensing (trapping moisture). When sleeping beneath wool there is a calming effect…Wool also has an amazing ability to stay warm even when moist or wet, which is what makes this a choice option for outdoor use. This sleeping bag is unlike anything in the past. It is light, fluffy, retains it’s loft, and is so soft you would think it is silk.”

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Samina Healthy Sleep System

SAMINA was designed to incorporate everything we now know the human body needs for a good night’s sleep. It is a complete sleep system made of natural materials—imported from Austria—that includes a wool mattress topper, grounding pad, latex rubber mattress, wood slat frame, and even an adjustable bed frame made of wood, plus support pillows. In addition there are orthopedic sleep pillows, duvets stuffed with “100 % organic virgin sheep’s wool obtained only from sheep that run wild” in a 100% organic cotton case, and metal-free, sustainable wood bed frames in all types of wood. “The natural materials used by SAMINA have a positive effect on recuperation and sleep quality. Much consideration is given to sourcing the valuable raw materials so that only the best quality, eco-friendly, sustainable and healthy materials are selected to create SAMINA products.” These include organic virgin wool from free-running sheep, natural untreated ash wood, 100% natural rubber, and cotton and wool fabrics. These beds are found in many upscale hotels in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. SAMINA has 50 retail stores in the German-speaking markets (Austria, Germany, Switzerland) and is now available in the US through SAMINA North America.

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STRUCTUREbags

“ Unique bags made with great resources from great people….When you choose a STRUCTUREbag purse or accessory, you know you are getting a bag not only hand-crafted in the USA, but eco-friendly as well. The canvas on your bag is 100-percent organic. The vintage button on your bifold is often upcycled. The high quality, 100-percent wool fabrics are hand-felted by a one-woman-shop in South Carolina. We source our labels and printed canvases from other small businesses around the country.”

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Hats With A Past

Hats for women and men in classic styles, made from natural fibers. They also make custom hats from measurements and photographs. ” I collect vintage wool fabric and use it to create 1920s style Cloches, Men’s Driving Caps and Irish Walking Hats among other styles. The fabulous quality of vintage fabrics really inspires me. I hope you are as impressed with that quality as I am.
For spring and summer hats I use high quality linens and cottons – many I import from Japan. I’ve been a Costume Properties Artisan and made accessories for the stage for over ten years. I’ve worked with a variety of designers from around the world and have created everything from foul-mouthed puppets to leather gorgets to spats, crowns and sword belts. I enjoy it all but I absolutely LOVE making hats and hope you enjoy them too!”

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Linolo

Linen sheets and bedding, made in the USA from GOTS certified organic Belgian linen. The fabric is natural color. Also non-organic natural linen (less expensive). Also linen curtains in many colors, tablecloths and napkins, “What sets Linoto apart is our bold color offerings, exceptional workmanship, and the fact that all of our products are proudly made at our workshop in New York City. We are passionate and invested in everything we make. Every item is marked on the cloth with chalk, cut with tailor shears, expertly measured, expertly sewn to the same standards as a designer dress, then washed with natural laundry soap and shipped in plastic free recycled packaging.”

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LinenStudioRG

Oeko-Tex certified undyed natural linen from Belgium, France and Ireland, custom-made into pure linen duvet covers, sheets, pillows, bed skirts, drapes, roman shades, tablecloths, throw blankets and towels. “We began our linen business 15 years ago. We traveled not just to trade fairs but to small independent producers to find traditional durable linen fabrics that will last a long time and possibly be pasted on to future generations as they once were a long time ago…The fabric we cut and sew is OEKO-TEX certified; it passed the tests for conformity to ecological requirements of standard Oeko-Tex Standart 100. This linen does not contain any harmful substances and it is absolutely healthy for you.”

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Rambler’s Way Farm

“Soft, superfine wool comfortwear from the founders of Tom’s of Maine.” After nearly to years building Tom’s of Maine—one of the first makers of natural personal care products—Tom and Kate Chappell have a new venture. Their vision is “to re-imagine wool as a next-to-the-skin, superfine fabric, to warm and comfort people of all ages and walks-of-life…We create superfine worsted wool garments, while maintaining high standards of ecological responsibility, community involvement and customer satisfaction. They grow their own special breed of wool and color some of their garments with renewable, all natural dyes from herbal extracts.” For men and women.

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Infusion Fibers

Beautifully simple natural fiber handmade bags, using organic cotton, vegetable tanned leather, and other natural materials of similar quality. “Infusion represents a collection of hand designed, hand sewn, high quality, natural fiber textile and leather work.,Every item is thoughtfully constructed, from start to finish, by Abby Meadow, in her home loft studio on the Oregon coast… In my work, I strive to create durable and long lasting items that are both functional and beautiful. I am drawn to natural fibers, with an emphasis on organic cotton canvas, waxed cotton canvas, hemp, and vegetable tanned leather. In my own life, I make every effort to be kind and gentle to the earth and to the life forms that live here. My work is a natural, creative extension of the things I value, and the care in which I approach life and those around me.” Wallets, backpacks, purses, satchels, and more.

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Green Living Organics (GLO)

Pure, GOTS Certified, organically grown, and fairly traded cotton products for bed, bath, and baby. “Our cotton is grown by family farmers in co-operatives that are Fairtrade Certified and Certified Organic. This generates a significant benefit to the farmers, their communities, the environment and to our future generations. From field to store shelf, our cotton is grown and manufactured according to strict social and environmental standards. The result is gorgeous low impact, non-toxic products that are as gentle on your skin as they are on Mother Nature. ”

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Nirvana Safe Haven

nirvana_safe_heavenDIY mattress cores made of certified organic natural rubber latex. No bonding agents, no artificial scents, no formaldehyde, no phenols, no pthalates, no toluene, no benzene, no benzothiazone, no silica containing dimethyl sulfate, no artificial vanillin containing petroleum, no flamebreaker containing silica (dimethyl sulfate), no pesticides, no PBDE’s, no boric acid, no chemical flame retardants , no polyethylene, no polyurethane. You supply your own cover. Used successfully by many with MCS.

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Yellow Leaf Hammocks

100% handwoven hand-dyed cotton rope hammocks. I’ve included this here as the simplest thing to sleep on. “Yellow Leaf Hammocks is breaking the cycle of extreme poverty through sustainable job creation. Our artisan weavers and their families were previously trapped in extreme poverty and debt slavery. Now they are empowered to earn a stable, healthy income through dignified work (we call this a “prosperity wage”). This is the basis for a brighter future, built on a hand up, not a handout.”

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Wonderful Wool

This really is a wonderful site for organic wool socks, slippers, leg warmers, hats, gloves, sweaters and other accessories. Each item is “individually hand made by traditional European artists living in America, giving these made in the U.S.A products a classic European touch. They are created from organic wool, fleece, and fibers. The color of the wool is the actual color of the sheep that it came from. No bleaches or dyes are ever used on the wool and are not the result of treating the wool with harsh chemicals. This kind of organic wool naturally fights germs and foot odor while insulating from both cold and heat.”

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Organic Robes

Luxurious, this thick Turkish robes. This is a GOTS certified organic bathrobe made of GOTS certified organic Turkish cotton. Available in various weights and colors, including an “undyed” option. Also undid organic Turkish cotton towels.

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Cottonique

“Allergy-free apparel” for men, women, and children. This company specifically provides clothing for people with skin contact allergies to latex and other common allergens. They focus primarily on undergarments and socks, but also have basic pants and tops for loungewear. “All our products are made from natural and chemical free 100% combed cotton material…soft and highly absorbent. Our elasticized garments are made from a newly developed material that is both latex-free and spandex free. Our unique Cottonique fabric is unlike any other. It is pH balanced to conform with the body’s natural acidic level and totally free of dyes, bleach and textile chemicals commonly used in other apparel.”

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Organic Cotton Plus

Organic cotton fabrics, without dyes, natural color, or dyed with low-impact dyes. Knits, terry, twills, wide sheeting, plaid flannels, embroidered, and more. Prints from Harmony Art  and others. Also organic cotton batting, yarns, lace, ribbons, thread and other notions. PLUS hemp fabrics, cord, yarn, thread and other hemp basics. Special page shows items Made in USA. They are a “fully GOTS certified business from our mill in India all the way through packing and shipping at our website, the only such certified company in the USA…The 100% organic cotton fabrics that we carry which are GOTS certified as finished goods are the Undyed Wovens, Undyed Knits, the dyed interlock in the following colors: Black, White, Pink, Light Blue, Lavender, Lime Green, Grey Stripe, Grey Melange, Pink Stripe, Baby Blue, Banana, Butterscotch, Dark Blue, Orchid Purple, and Plum, the dyed Jersey and Fleece in the following colors: Black, White, Pink, LIght Blue, Lavender, and Navy. The dyed Twill and Duck fabrics, all of the Daisy Janie fabrics, and some of the printed Muslin fabrics are also GOTS certified. All other 100% organic cotton fabrics that we carry have been made with GOTS certified organic cotton fiber but are not certified as finished goods. These are still 100% organic cotton fabrics regardless though.” Many of the fabrics are labeled GOTS-certified and come up when you search on GOTS with their search box. If you have any questions about which fabrics are GOTS finished goods, call them up and they will be happy to clarify.

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Only Organic Fabric Shop

GOTS certified organic fabrics sold online by a little shop in the South of France, who ships to the USA (choose your currency at the top right corner). Woven, cotton, printed cotton, cotton knits and jersey, linen and flax, batting and filling, wide width fabrics…all meet strict GOTS standards for organic materials and processing from start to finish.

Listen to my interview with Stephanie Abgrall, founder of the Only Organic Fabric Shop website.

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Shepherd’s Dream


This company is about wool–sleeping on it and under it, cuddling with it, and loving the wool and the sheep and the land. Founder Eliana Jantz has been working with wool as long as I’ve been writing about natural products and her daughter, Sarah now owns the company. Eliana led the development of Eco Wool, “a collaboration which involves the sheep growers, wool processors, product makers and promoters in gradually developing an infrastructure which ensures environmentally friendly and sustainable practices and fair prices to the woolgrower.” All within a few hundred miles distance, the sheep are pastured, the wool is milled, and the products are sewn by local women in a renovated storefront, all in site of majestic Mt. Shasta in northern California. Outfit your entire bed with their unique heirloom quality wool mattresses (all-wool, latex/wool, and innerspring/wool), wool mattress topper, comforter, and pillows and you won’t need to count sheep to get a good night’s sleep anymoreDLDRP-logo-formal! They also offer solid wood bed frames, an array of organic cotton sheeting and accessories for your natural bedroom. Shepherd’s Dream recently has expanded and now has a showroom in Ashland, Oregon. They love visitors and offer excellent customer service. Be sure to tell them “Debra sent me.”

Listen to my interview with Shepherd’s Dream Owner Sarah Sunshine Smith.

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DIY Natural Bedding

“We are a bedding parts supplier. We are here to enable you to make your own chemical free, natural bedding, be it pillows, mattresses, blankets, comforters, etc.” Because they are a parts supplier and not a mattress manufacturer, you make your own mattress with the materials you choose. It’s as simple as opening a big zippered bag, filling it with materials, and zipping it up. Or you can make your own completely from scratch with very natural materials in hard to find sizes. Componentsinclude wool from local farms, 100% natural latex, and GOTS certified organic fabric. She also offers sewing patterns for those who would like to save even more by sewing their own mattress ticking, and custom fire-retardant-free latex cuts for any DIY furniture project.

Listen to my interview with Deborah Brenton, owner of DIY Natural Bedding.

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Organic and Healthy

A well-chosen collection for a healthy bedroom, including Pacific Rim natural maple bedroom furniture; Pure-Rest latex and innerspring mattresses (made with natural latex, eco wool and organic cotton); Soaring Heart latex mattresses (made with organic latex, organic wool and organic cotton); Soaring Heart organic futons (various combinations of cotton, wool and latex); wood foundations and wood slat bed frames; and a full assortment of organic bedding including mattress toppers, cotton and wool mattress pads, pillows with half a dozen different natural fills, sheets, cotton and wool blankets, wool comforters, and barrier covers that protect mattresses, pillows and duvet covers from dust mites. “We bring you non-toxic, eco-friendly products that we have researched for use in our own home to protect our family, in hopes of helping you create a cleaner indoor environment for you and your loved ones.”

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Living Fresh Collection

Beautiful all-natural bed linens that enhance your sleep experience, made from sustainable fabric. FRESH in the name stands for “Fabric Redefining Environmental Standard in our Home.” The fabric is Tencel-Plus, made from cotton and cellulose from eucalyptus trees, which makes the fabric resist dust mites naturally (I’ve slept on these sheets and they don’t smell like eucalyptus). All natural substances are used in processing raw materials into fibers.

Listen to my interview with Living Fresh Collection National Sales Director Randi Farina.

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Organic Grace

Everything for your natural bed, including innerspring and latex mattresses, wood bed frames, mattress pads and toppers, sheets, duvet covers, pillows, blankets, comforters, dust mite barrier covers, and a knowledgeable staff to help you choose the bed that is “just right” for you. Buy six or more pieces at the same time and get 10% off everything.

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Consumers Against Toxic Apparel (CATA)

CATA was created with the purpose to connect conscious organic apparel consumers with organic clothing companies nationwide. They show consumers how stylish organic clothing can be, and offer a 10-15% discount to help convert wardrobes to organic. CATA partners know the origin and history of their products. Many work along side the farmers and artisans who create the products. They work hard to create innovative products while seeking pure, clean and safe alternatives to toxic fashion.

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Silver Needle & Thread

A full service custom sewing, dressmaking and fashion design company that provides sewing services for infants, kids, adults, bridal, special occasion, lounge and sleepwear, and basic home needs. They specialize in organic and natural fabrics offering organic cotton, organic hemp, organic linen, organic wool, vegan and peace silk, raw silk, soy and many blends. They take pride in sourcing a large amount of their fabrics from the United States, and also seek out fair trade fabrics supporting small farmers abroad. Many of their fabrics are GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards) certified, the highest certification for textiles today. “Creating your own clothes is satisfying, rewarding and just plain fun. We always encourage our clients to express who you truly are thru the clothes you wear.”

Listen to my interview with Silver Needle & Thread owner Patricia Davis.

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Tag Custom Bridal

A full service bridal company offering custom sewn one-of-a-kind organic and natural fiber wedding attire for the entire bridal party. The company has over forth-two years of experience sewing made-to-measure wedding gowns and dresses for special occasions. This is the only bridal company of it’s kind focused on providing the bride with a complete organic experience. They use organic cotton, organic linen, hemp, vegan and peace silks to create their gowns.

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Imagine GreenWear

“Wear ART. Wear Organic. Wear American.” An organic cotton clothing line for babies, women and men that combines 100% certified organic cotton with a patent pending process of screen-printing that uses seaweed based dyes. Dyed by hand, all of their graphic garments have front and back prints. To ensure a long lasting product, garments are pre-faded and pre-shrunk. A truly organic product, the garments do not have a plastic feel from cracks after washing or pigments that feel rough and scratchy. 100% organic cotton fabric. No chemical finishes or bleaches. No screen inks, plastics, solvents, binders, resins or pigments.

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Synergy Organic Clothing

Flowing, graceful clothing for women made of organic cotton “that combines sustainability with modern yet timeless design. We strive to make clothing that looks good, and is also gentle on the Earth. We predominantly work with organic cotton from India, that is dyed with low impact dyes. Our clothing is hand made in Nepal, according to fair trade practices, verified by our long-term relationships with our manufacturers and our frequent trips to Nepal. Synergy looks to the world around in its approach to design, taking inspiration from both the natural and urban landscapes, in addition to modern and ancient cultural influences. We specialize in making clothing with touches of graphic details such as hand-stitched applique work and water-based screen prints. It is our goal to make women look and feel good when they wear our clothing, while feeling good about the way it was made. We want our clothing to be easy to wear, flatter a woman’s body, and to highlight the woman wearing our clothing.” Dreses, outerwear, tops, skirts. XS – XXL.

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Fed by Threads

Clothing for the whole family, made from organic cotton and organic hemp/organic cotton blend (a few items contain spandex, so read the labels). Various safer dyes are used, all are vegan and sweatshop free. They also offer custom-print organic t-shirts. “This all began with the simple idea to have a community shirt made for our dance/yoga/photography studio The Movement Shala in downtown Tucson. At that time, we learned some startling statistics about the depth of the hunger challenge in the United States and while Jade was bulging pregnant with our son, Sequoia, we decided we had to do something, even if it was a small act. So the simple idea was born to feed 12 emergency meal boxes every time one of our community shirts sold. What started as one rack of shirts has blossomed into what is now Fed By Threads! “

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Sassis Organic Clothing

Casual clothing made from organic cotton (even the label and thread are organic cotton). For women, children, and maternity. Simple basic designs in various solid colors, including tops, skirts, dresses, pants and shorts. Sizes XS to XL. Woman owned and operated, and manufacture in the USA.

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Earth Creations Clothing

Clothing for everyone in the family, made from a “hemp/organic cotton blend has wonderful durability and gets softer every time you wash it,” with eco-friendly dyes.”We strive to create high-quality, eco-friendly clothing in a sustainable manner, and make something beautiful that you’ll love to wear day after day.” Most garments are made in the USA in a sweatshop-free environment.” Large selection, lots of colors and styles to choose from. This company started out making t-shirts dyed with natural clay. One day after a storm, one of the founders went for a bike ride and ended up covered with red clay mud. When, after years of washing, it was found that the color could not be removed, clay-dyeing was born. And it still continues today.

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ANJI MOUNTAIN

Area rugs and office chairmats made from both natural fibers—including jute, bamboo, seagrass, sisal and cork—and recycled materials (including recycled cotton). “A family business, we are founded on the principle that only sustainable uses of the earth’s natural resources can be tolerated. The astonishing renewability and versatility of natural fibers and recycled materials creates lots of new ecologically positive possibilities at a time when they are desperately needed. It’s our mission to bring these wonderful resources to as wide an audience as possible.”

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Rough Linen

Gorgeous handsewn 100% bedlinens made from four different weights of linen. Plus linen curtains, tableware, and some small things like little sachet bags. “I found this homespun, hand sewn linen pillow slip while I was clearing my grandmother’s cottage in Scotland. It was made by her great-grandmother, in 1840, and was in regular use for three generations. When it came to me I used it to store lavender. Years later, by good fortune, I found a natural linen with the same wonderful texture and feel, and I decided to make bedding in this simple, elemental tradition. I wanted the feeling of connection, appreciation of good materials and handiwork which is part of my heritage, as part of my everyday life . I hope you love it as I do. With care, it should last a hundred years.”

Listen to my interview with Rough Linen Founder Tricia Rose.

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Plover Organic

We make 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton textiles for the home because…well, we wanted to make organics fun, beautiful and accessible.” Their organic fabrics come in bright colors and beautiful designs, for bed and tabletop. Plus you can buy these fabrics by the yard and sew anything you want yourslef. Plover textiles are produced from the best quality 100% organic cotton, making it better for you and your family, for your home, and for the environment. The organic cotton in Plover’s linens comes from non-genetically engineered seeds grown in soil that is free of pesticides, herbicides or other cytotoxins–keeping those poisons away from those you love and out of the ecosystem. Growing cotton organically means avoiding those toxic chemicals and their fallout, improving soil fertility and protecting farming communities at the same time. Buying organic supports environmentally and economically sustainable production, which is vital to the welfare of the planet. All organic fibers used by Plover are certified according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which is dedicated specifically for fiber and textile handling and production…” and there is much more to read on their site about how they make their exceptional products.

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Loop

“Organic cotton sheets and organic towels that have as little impact on the environment as possible..Our bodies are constantly fighting the toxins found in the products around us. With organic cotton bedding and organic towels, you help create environments for the home that allow the body’s defense systems a chance to relax and recuperate….All of the production processes are free from known carcinogens and heavy-metals. Chemical-free alternatives are used during the finishing process, for instance hydrogen peroxide is used for whitening in lieu of chlorine bleach.Even the low-impact dyes which are used are certified organic.” Very high quality products in simple styles and colors.

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Buddha Pants

This website sells only one product, but it’s a product I love: 100% cotton “buddha pants.” They come in seven plant-dyed colors and can be stuffed into a pocket for easy travel. I used to wear similar pants every day and loved them (I got mine from a fellow who imported them from India). Very roomy and loose. Versatile style can be casual or dressed up. 

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FaeriesDance.com

A site dedicated to earth-friendly fashions for the whole family, all made from natural and organic materials (organic cotton and linen, hemp, tencel, soy, and bamboo). Nice styles. Allergen-free lingerie for people with MCS.  Read fabric descriptions carefully as some also contain spandex. I like their descriptions that give the origin of the fabric and where the garment is sewn. Has women’s plus sizes, organic cotton drawstring bra with no metal hooks or elastic, and other unusual items.

Listen to my interview with FaeriesDance.com Founder and CEO Adrienne Catone.

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The Natural Mattress Store

Makes and sells the Eco-Cloud line of latex mattresses in the San Francisco Bay Area, from certified organic materials. “There are no fire retardant chemicals and no polyurethane foam in any of our mattresses.” These mattresses are unique in that they have removable zipper covers, which allows you to air your mattress on a sunny day, “and also allows us to change the firmness of your mattress after you have received it. You have up to three months to test the mattress and have any adjustment necessary in your home.” They also make and sell pillows filled with organic wool, organic cotton, natural kapok, natural latex, and more, in a variety of thicknesses and sizes. Plus foundations made from natural materials, toppers, and natural bed frames.

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Heartfelt Collective

“An heirloom bed for the new paradigm.” A unique bed made entirely of layers of organic wool felt—the latest creation from Eliana Jantz, who has been exploring the common threads of bedding that weave through indigenous cultures for more than thirty years. This is the most basic bed, I can’t even really call it a mattress, because it’s simply layers of handmade wool felts, which can be separated for washing, sunning and airing. It’s the simplest of beds. You choose the degree of support with the number of layers, placed on a wood slat frame.

Listen to my interview with Eliana Jantz, Founder of Heartfelt Collective.

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GlenKaren Premium Shoe Care Products

Top quality, all-natural shoe care products created by a man who loved to polish his expensive business shoes, and his wife, who hated the chemical smell. The compromise was a complete line of shoe care products made from only four natural ingredients: food grade orange terpenes (d-limonene), organic extra-virgin coconut oil, wax (beeswax and carnauba wax) and pigments (earth and ocher). Great explanations on this site about the product, ingredients, how to use it. Obviously made by someone who knows and loves what’s needed to maintain and enjoy good shoes.

Listen to my interview with GlenKaren Premium Shoe Care Products Co-Founder Glen Tippets.

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Stewart+Brown

Stylish casual clothing for women made from organic cotton (“our designs use only organic cotton”), Mongolian cashmere, Merino wool, yak down, Tencel gauze, hemp silk charmeuse, hemp jersey and linen in a wide variety of textures and colors, all sustainably-sourced. Here creativity meets sustainability. “Stewart+Brown” believes in optimizing their designs and lives to attain the highest standards of quality and functional style while extracting the bare minimum from the Earths precious capital. Stewart+Brown practices and promotes a symbiotic and harmonious relationship between business, community, and nature. We aspire to apply the wisdom of sustainability to everything we do while inspiring others, just as we have been inspired, to do the same.

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Kasper Organics

“Affordable and socially responsible organic cotton clothing and accessories for men and women.” All the items I checked were 100% organic cotton (except socks), with no synthetics. Many low-impact dyes and natural Colorganic cotton. Some latex-free. Some items are from brand name manufacturers, others handmade by the owner. Also bedding and bath towels. “If I was buying organically grown food for my family, why was I buying toxic clothing?”

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Esperanza Threads

An interesting and unusual source of clothing for men, women, and children, made from organic cotton and other natural fibers. This is attractive, useful, clothing made from natural fibers in styles that are hard to find, including flowing, natural styles in sizes up to women’s 3x. And… “Esperanza Threads can provide clothing for you if you have moderate chemical sensitivities. We strongly suggest that you first test our fabrics. Look for our Chemical Sensitive Safe Logo next to fabrics which are safe for individuals with moderate chemical sensitivities.” These clothing items are handmade in the USA through a program that trains low-income individuals in industrial sewing, including immigrant refugees. 

Listen to my interview with Esperanza Threads Executive Director Lucretia Bohnsack.

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Crazy As a Loom Weaving Studio

One-of-a-kind area rugs, handwoven using leftover products of the textile industry, old blue jeans, and millends. She will also make rugs to order using your own fabric. Also bags and totes, stuffed monkeys, and an everchanging variety of handwovens shawls, baby blankets, kitchen towels and “whatever else my muse has decided to weave. All woven in the weavers home on old looms.

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My Sister Pat

I usually don’t include websites based outside of the USA, except when I can’t find a USA site that sells a unique product I like. In this case it’s women’s <i>cotton swimsuits</i> with traditional rubber shirring for stretch! Made in a variety of styles and fabric patterns from the 1950’s, these swimsuits are adorable. A bit pricey, though. If beyond your budget, take a look anyway for ideas about how you might sew your own. Note: All swimsuits are front lined in quick drying, shape enhancing poly interlock, but otherwise 100% cotton fabric.

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Renaissance Fabrics

While looking for ideas to make a Dickens costume for singing Christmas Carols with a local choir, I stumbled across this website, which specializes in wool, silk, linen, and cotton fabrics for the historical costumer. They also have historical trims, lace, buttons, and patterns. They have so many lovely natural fiber fabrics in patterns and colors and weights—things you don’t see in fabric stores. They have, for example, plain woven cottons, plus cotton damask, brocade, sateen, sheers, twill, velvet and velveteen and more. I asked about finishes and they said, “Most of our fabrics have some sort of finish on them but no permanent-press kinds that I know of.” They can tell because the fabrics need to be ironed. Even some of the trims are natural fiber—like silk ribbons. Fabric content noted on all items, so you can avoid the few that have synthetic fibers.

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Indigenous

Simple, yet elegant and colorful, clothing for women and men, made by fair trade artisans in South America using organic cotton, free range alpaca, silk (harvested by a process that preserves the silkworms), and merino wool. Colors are the natural color of the fiber or the result of low-impact dyes. Garments are handmade through-and-through beginning with the fabric itself, which is hand-knit with needles or hand-woven on a loom. The styles are beautiful and timeless—what clothing should be.

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Wicked Hemp

“Post modern design footwear made with natural materials…Our new line is complete and fully devoted to environmentally-friendly footwear for men and women that are durable. Wicked Hemp/ Wicked Sportif footwear exceeds our company standards of style, comfort and fit. All Wicked Hemp/ Wicked Sportif materials are sustainable with low impact to our environment. Our Natural materials include hemp, cotton, wood pulp, geo tech (Straw Grass & Cotton Blend) and natural rubber.” Hiking boots in a variety of styles.

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Sweetgrass Natural Fibers

Simple clothing for men and women made from hemp, organic cotton (and bamboo). This company is “dedicated to creating great clothing with minimal impact. All our products are made in the U.S.A. from fabrics and fibers grown without any harmful chemical fertilizers or pesticides…We’re known for vibrant, life-enriching colors and versatile designs for work, home or travel. Our approach includes sustainably grown fibers and local production in the United States.”

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Ecoland

“Pure organic cotton underwear for the entire family…designed with simplicity and quality in mind.” This small, family-owned company believes in “helping our planet and our loved ones by producing the best quality organic cotton apparel.” They use only GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton. From field to fabric finish, all processes are certified by Skal, a division of the Control Union World Group. In an effort to reduce the use of natural resources, they emphasize classic colors and styles that never go out of fashion. Their apparel is multifunctional and can be worn as underwear, sleepwear, or as layers, so you don’t need to buy as many pieces of clothing. Ladies’ and men’s collections are tagless (labels are printed with water-based inks and adhered via heat transfer)

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Carousel Carpet Mills

This is one of the first natural carpet companies I found back in the early 1980s. They sent me a sample of their 100% cotton carpet and it was beautiful, lush, and thick. They have “a 37-year history of producing made-to-order, hand-crafted, extremely high quality carpets and area rugs. Inherently green and recyclable natural materials are employed by the artisans at Carousel’s northern Georgia mill. They produce a range of custom carpets and area rugs in wool, cotton, linen, and jute with a wide variety of patterns and textures. Interior designs featuring Carousel’s “Made in the U.S.A.” products have graced the covers and pages of Architectural Digest, House & Garden, Metropolitan Home, Interior Design, House Beautiful, and Elle. Their ongoing mission is to design and manufacture the finest custom carpets, area rugs, and tapestries in the world.” 

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The Healthy Bra Company

Custom bras that are “just right” for your body, regardless of shape, size, anatomical features, or body conditions. Because each body is unique, a comprehensive assessment process is used to take into consideration each woman’s individual needs. It is then determined whether a custom-fitted, custom-altered, or custom-made bra is needed. Bras are based on an innovative and scientifically-inspired design of “suspension support”, developed in the 1960’s, by aeronautic engineers–which support the breasts from below, and around, rather than having your shoulders bear the weight of the breasts through the straps. In addition, these bras are further modified to meet your health needs. “Postural muscles…need stimulation to bring them…into action”. As the bra supports the breasts and reinforces the proper postural alignment, it POSITIVELY affects the gravitational load or “stress” on the body. So a properly fitting bra can affect a host of “gravitational stress symptoms” such as muscle and nerve pain, rotator cuff injuries, osteoarthritis, poor circulation, poor and limited oxygenation of the body. Who knew that these things could have any relationship to a bra!” Especially important to anyone concerned about toxics is that these bras are designed to allow free flow of lymph drainage, a function essential to body detox that is blocked by most bras. Bras are made of a combination of cotton, organic cotton, and synthetics, depending on what is needed for the specific individual. Any bra can be lined with organic cotton so only natural fibers touch the skin. Bras for everyday wear, sports and activities, pregnancy, nursing, mastectomy, re-construction, surgeries – reduction, embellishment, therapeutic, teens in training, breast health-conscious bras, postural bras, and more.

Listen to my interview with Maria Monti Founder The Healthy Bra Company.

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USAlpaca Company

Pachmana Alpaca Pillows are bed and nursing pillows made of 100% US organic cotton with 100% US natural alpaca fill, an organic, luxurious replacement for pillows usually made of toxic styrene. “Pillows are the worst offenders in the bedding industry because we breathe in their toxic out-gassing every night for hours. The Pachmana pillow allows your body to rest at night, because it has no toxins to fight off. It is as peaceful as the animals it comes from…I was so alarmed at the recent reports on toxins in nursing pillows and pillows in general that I designed a new company where we are using only 100% US organic cotton and only all-natural alpaca fill.” Alpaca fiber has a semi-hollow core, deterring dust mites, the leading cause of asthma and allergies in the bedroom. This porous alpaca fiber creates an extra insulation value for a constant balance of temperature when we are in contact with it. Unlike wool, alpaca does not contain lanolin, it is hypoallergenic and does not itch or prick like wool. Because alpaca is naturally fire resistant, no toxic chemicals are used. Lifetime guarantee. Buy this pillow once and you can send your pillow back at any time to have it adjusted, refreshed or get a brand new cover for only $25. They also sell organic cotton sheets and alpaca blankets made especially for them by Pendelton.

Listen to my interview with USAlpaca Company Founder and Owner Robbin Martinelli.

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HoneyBeGood Quilting and Supply

Quilting supplies—organic, fairtrade, and sustainable fabrics and thread, recycled batting and felt, and other supplies. Lots of colorful organic fabrics with interesting designs, batting and pillow inserts, long staple cotton thread in colors, patterns to make crafts…a great selection! “Karen is a long-time quilter with a passion for returning the art of quilting to a simpler, purer form, away from the harmful effects of conventional cotton to human and environment alike; away from the frenzy for mass-produced fabric that simply isn’t sustainable.”

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SmartSilk

Silk-filled cotton-covered hypoallergenic bedding: mattress pads, duvets/comforters, pillows and pillow protectors. Created by two friends who found they were allergic to dust mites who wanted something other than “synthetics or chemically treated products that were either too stiff, too heavy, or felt like you were sleeping on plastic.” They committed themselves to developing a chemical-free, all natural and luxurious bedding collection that would provide a comfortable, clean and uninterrupted night’s sleep. Millions of strands of silk—processed only with mild soap and water— are laid layer on top of layer. Silk does not  harbor odors, acts as a barrier to dust mites and allergens, and is resistant to mold and mildew. It is naturally flame retardant, and naturally adjusts to your body to create the perfect temperature. Machine wash and dry. Adult and crib sizes. NOTE: the pillow contains a nontoxic polyester fiber fill at the very core, surrounded then by silk and cotton. All the other pieces are 100% silk and cotton.

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Good Night Naturals

“Just about everything natural and organic you could want to transform your bed and bath into an oasis of health, vitality and beauty.” Chemical-free organic mattresses, eco-friendly adjustable bed frames, organic wool comforters, pillows, latex mattresses, latex toppers, organic cotton sheets and luxury linens. Beautiful, high quality pieces made of natural-color and dyed organic cotton, PureGrow™ Wool, bamboo, lyocell (wood-pulp fiber and cotton blend) and other specialty natural fibers (check out their supersoft microcotton).

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Magnolia Organics

Colorful, affordable, certified organic cotton bedding for adults and babies, including sheets & pillowcases, duvet sets, barrier cloth products, and organic cotton blankets. “Eco-friendly products with an ethical and environmental conscious to unparalleled quality and design. With an unwavering commitment to fair labor, sustainable materials, minimalist packaging , and a close eye on the carbon footprint on each product.” See their blog for a photo tour of how their organic sheets are made.

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The Bamboo Fabric Store

Almost thirty types of bamboo fabric by the yard, 100% bamboo and 50/50 bamboo/organic cotton batting, and bamboo yarn for knitting. You could make bamboo clothing, bamboo mittens, a bamboo pillow…even a bamboo bed.  They also have links to goods made from bamboo fiber, and a link to another site in Australia with even more bamboo fabrics.

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Carolina Morning

Go beyond organic with a bed system that uses a unique combination of natural materials to optimize the body’s regenerative energy during rest and sleep. Pieces include a futon made of supportive (yet resilient) organic kapok/wool, modular platform bedframe, buckwheat pillows, organic kapok pillows, supportive pillows for reading in bed, eye pillows, and body pillows. They also make a quantum calming mat that enhances deep rejuvenative sleep, protects from EMFs and cell phone radiation, increases body circulation, protects from pests (bedbugs, mold, dust mites, fleas), provides ‘grounding’ similar to walking barefoot on the earth, and much more (recommended for home use and travel). All are manufactured in their small factory in the mountains of North Carolina.

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Prairie Rugs

"The World's Finest Cotton Rugs." Heavy-wight, hand-made, washable cotton area rugs made from pre-consumer recycle rags acquired from textile mills in India, originally intended to make bedding. The rags are washed with a bio-degradable soap (no blech) then dyed using high quality low-impact organic dyes that are so safe, the residual dye water is used to irrigate vegetables and mango trees in the surrounding areas. The dyed strips are rinsed three times in separate tubs of fresh water to remove the residual dye and prevent color transfer, then dried in the sun. The colored rags are then woven by hand on manual looms. Made with heavy-duty materials to last for decades.

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SAFEDenim

Jeans for men and women, made with “American cotton…from field to fabric,” grown and processed into fabric using technologies that greatly reduce chemical applications, reduce water, incorporate reduce-reuse-recycle principles, and reduce land area required to grow cotton.

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SAFEDenim

Jeans for men and women, made with “American cotton…from field to fabric,” grown and processed into fabric using technologies that greatly reduce chemical applications, reduce water, incorporate reduce-reuse-recycle principles, and reduce land area required to grow cotton.

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Fair Indigo

“Fair Wages, Fashionable Styles, Affordable Prices”–clothing and accessories for women, men, and baby. “Our mission is to create high-quality, wearable styles without the exploitation of workers and the environment that too often goes with the territory. With incredibly efficient operations and word-of-mouth advertising, we can keep our prices real too.” Choose from organic, fair trade, USA-made, reclaimed and recycled materials

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Greenedge Kids

Founded by a mom who is an environmental engineer, this website has “the largest selection of organic designer children’s clothes” for boys and girls, sizes 2-14. Best prices guaranteed. “Wirtually all of the designer organic kids clothes offered by GreenEdge Kids are made in the USA.” Their “shop by conscience” feature lets you quickly find the criteria you care about most…organic cotton, recycled fabric, fair trade, dye-free and more.

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Maggie’s Organics

Simple organic clothing for men and women, including pants, wraps, hoodies, dressses, tanks, camisoles, and scarves, and socks (socks for kids, too). "Maggie's Organics was founded in 1992 on the premise that workers should be treated ethically and that clothing should be durable, affordable, and constructed of environmentally sustainable materials…All of our products are made with Certified Organic Cotton or Certified Organic Wool."

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SOS from Texas

“We Grow Organic Cotton T-Shirts” for men, women, children and babies. This is one of those businesses that I just love, because they do every step of making the garments themselves. “SOS t-shirts are made from organic cotton grown on our certified organic farms. We have been certified organic by the Texas Department of Agriculture since 1992…Our cotton is planted in mid-May and harvested after frost in November. The harvested cotton is ginned at our certified organic gin and then shipped to a certified mill in North Carolina for spinning into yarn. The yarn is also knitted, finished and sewn in the Carolinas. SOS products have a pedigree as we can tell you when and where they were planted and trace their development into a finished product. SOS organic cotton products are 100% Made in the USA, “sweat shop free”, by American workers being paid a fair and lawful wage…As we grow organic cotton t-shirts, we share our land with you, our customers. SOS organic cotton is “good for man and good for the land” as these practices improve our environment, create jobs for people in rural American and keep our family farm and heritage sustainable.” This is a very durable tee that will last many years and continue to soften with age and washings. The natural color varies from year to year with the type of growing season experienced by the cotton. And…these shirts are sewn with cotton thread.

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DuPre General Store

All natural and nontoxic shoe polish for leather shoes, made with beeswax (protects), carnauba wax (gives shine), olive oil (nourishes), castor oil (antifungal), coconut oil (nourishes), orange essential oil (cleans) and mineral earth pigment (colors).

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CERTIFIED jean + branching habit

Jeans and shirts for men and women made from organic cotton. Designed to be comfortable and durable. "We supervise the production our clothing from the cutting to the finishing. All of our clothing products are made in the USA under U.S. labor laws. You can be assured that our products are made in sewing and production facilities licensed by the state in which they are made."

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Rawganique

Luxury goes organic with these bedding items made with cotton, wool, French linen, and hemp. Futons and mattresses, mattress covers, top quality organic bed linens, comforters and duvet covers, pillows, blankets–all made from organic materials. Also mattress covers and organic wool moisture pad protector. Many items are exclusive to this site. "Our hemp products are, of course, sustainably made with no sweatshop, child, or underwaged labor involved at any step of the cultivation or manufacturing process — this is something which we have taken pride in from the very beginning."

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Sympatico Clothing

Sustainable clothing crafted for women seeking simple elegance and comfort in their apparel. “Made of eco-friendly hemp and Tencel (lyocell), styles incorporate classic lines while celebrating the female form in all its diversity. Designed and hand-crafted in America.”

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Robert Allen

Beautiful upholstery fabrics with earthy colors and natural patterns, from the leading fabric house of the interior design community. Their Pure Style line meets strict environmental standards for fabric content, dye/pigment composition and finishing processes/treatments. At least fifty percent of the fibers are rapidly renewable, organic, or recycled; colors are the color of their fiber content or dyed with metal-free or reduced metal dyestuffs; and have no finishes or the most environmentally-friendly finish available if needed for performance requirements.

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White Lotus Home

This is the site I recommend most for inexpensive natural fiber mattresses. “Handcrafted natural fiber mattresses, pillows, and accessories without toxic chemicals” since 1981. They make all-cotton mattresses without springs because “the use of steel in mattresses is responsible for enormous amounts of air and water pollution every year, not to mention the devastation that strip mining has on the land where coal and iron ore are extracted.” In addition, each and every mattress has been made entirely by hand. “I can put a mattress-crafter in a room with a natural fabric mattress case, a bale of cotton, a needle, some thread, and just her two hands, and she will come out with a 100% handmade mattress that is more comfortable, more supportive, will not poison the earth or the sleeper and costs less than $300.” Made from “green” cotton scrap fibers (they are too short to spin for textiles) which have had had no chemical processing after harvesting–no bleaching, fungicides or dyes. They also make pillows filled with kapok, buckwheat, wool, buckwheat/wool, or organic cotton, wool toppers, and “The Stowaway”–a smaller version of their mattress that can be rolled up, tied, and carried for an exercise mat or traveling. Also organic cotton sheets, 100% cotton mattress pads, and bedroom furniture. ”The environmental stewards at White Lotus believe that if the cost of saving the earth and protecting one’s health was out of reach for most people’s budgets, true progress would never be made. For that reason, in part, White Lotus is very efficient with resources and keeps its prices where almost everyone can take part in making the world a better place.” 100% of their energy is supplied by wind power.

Listen to my interview with White Lotus Home President Marlon Pando.

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Tall Grass Farm

Custom-woven blankets made from all-natural-color, chemical-free fiber— 50% mohair, "generously donated by our very own spoiled Angora goaties here in the beautiful Kettle Morraine area of Southeastern Wisconsin", and 50% "thoughtfully selected" virgin wool. "The look and feel of our blankets reflect our dedication to the ideal weave and mix of mohair and wool. Mohair adds durability-—mohair is the most durable of the natural fibers-—luster and elasticity and the wool we select adds bounce and loft. The careful blending of white, natural gray and brown color mohair and wool results in the natural hues that our mohair products are known for…a unique blanket which is warm, soft, yet durable, and as practical as it is beautiful."

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Soaring Heart

Affordable, "quality, handmade natural beds and futons using all natural materials." Choose from cotton (standard, green and organic) untreated wool and two kinds of 100% latex foam rubber (100% natural and an inert 70/30 blend of synthetic foam rubber and 100% natural foam rubber). Futons and innerspring mattresses come in all standard sizes (including Crib). They an also make custom sizes and help you choose materials to increase comfort for various body ailments. Also 100% cotton mattress pads, wool toppers, pillows, sheets, and handcrafted maple bedframes and furniture (can purchase unfinished). "We build our beds with laughter and love to give laughter and love. Try sleeping on that."

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SDH Enterprises

Designer and manufacturer of beautiful, elegant bed linens made from natural fibers. They are the maker's of The Purist collection, one of the first to be manufactured without chemical bleaches, chemical dyes, chemical finishes or formaldehyde. Egyptian cotton, linen, linen/cotton blends, virgin wool, silk cashmere and Legna (a cellulose fiber made from wood grown in managed forests) are used to weave luxurious linens that utilize the natural variations of color and texture of the fibers and verious weaves to create pattern. Website has store locator. "Our goal is to promote environmental friendliness while making exquisitely crafted products for our customers' enjoyment."

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Savvy Rest

Natural latex mattresses made from several layers so they can be customized for firmness. Casings are made from organic cotton. Organic wool is used in the quilting of the mattresses. Certifications and test results verifying purity of materials are posted on the site. SIte includes good background information on the mattress industry and a glossary of mattress terms.

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Royal-Pedic

Traditional innerspring mattress and boxspring beds made with natural or organic cotton, natural latex, and untreated wool. Royal-Pedic has been making natural fiber mattresses since 1946. These are top-quality beds with the finest craftsmanship–the choice of kings and six US Presidents (including President Kennedy, who had a very bad back). Many of the natural fiber mattresses sold by retailers are made by Royal-Pedic.

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Reuseit.com

This site is dedicated to eliminating disposable plastic bags and bottles by offering a wide variety of reusable alternatives. Bags of all shapes and sizes are made from cotton, organic cotton, and hemp. Also reusable aluminum drink bottles from Switzerland. Read descriptions carefully if you want natural materials as some products, though reusable, are made of plastic.

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Rawganique

100% certified organic European hemp fiber, fabrics, and yarn in a variety of fabric weights. Also hemp ropes, twines, and cords. "Our hemp products are, of course, sustainably made with no sweatshop, child, or underwaged labor involved at any step of the cultivation or manufacturing process — this is something which we have taken pride in from the very beginning."

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Rawganique

A large selection of hemp shoes and sandals for men, women, and children. Also hemp socks. "Our hemp products are, of course, sustainably made with no sweatshop, child, or underwaged labor involved at any step of the cultivation or manufacturing process — this is something which we have taken pride in from the very beginning."

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Rawganique

Certified organic hemp napkins, place mats, oven mitts, pot holders, kitch and dish towels, and aprons. Hemp table runners and organic linen table cloths and table accessories. "Our hemp products are, of course, sustainably made with no sweatshop, child, or underwaged labor involved at any step of the cultivation or manufacturing process — this is something which we have taken pride in from the very beginning."

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Rawganique

Exclusive certified organic Europen hemp/cotton and linen/cotton terry bath towels, bath mats and robes. "These are the purest and most beautiful organic hemp towels and organic linen towels money can buy, period. Proprietary looping technique results in a uniform plushness that really soaks up water and moisture." Grey-brown color is the natural color of the fibers. Also woven hemp bath rugs with naturally-dyed colors, Hemp shower curtains "Our hemp shower curtains are completely metal-free and truly 100% hemp. All components are unbleached and undyed, except the new color choices which are either dyed with biodegradable fiber-reactive dyes or whitened with hydrogen peroxide (Ivory). " And more. Many items are exclusive to this site. "Our hemp products are, of course, sustainably made with no sweatshop, child, or underwaged labor involved at any step of the cultivation or manufacturing process — this is something which we have taken pride in from the very beginning."

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Rawganique

An extensive selection of stylish basic clothing (and undergarments) for men, women and children, most made from European certified organically grown hemp, organic linen or organic cotton, some with natural dyes. Many items are exclusive to this site. "Our hemp products are, of course, sustainably made with no sweatshop, child, or underwaged labor involved at any step of the cultivation or manufacturing process — this is something which we have taken pride in from the very beginning."

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Port Canvas

This company specializes in "rugged," well-made, durable, canvas bags in all shapes and sizes–from totes to briefcases, handbags, sportsbags, and luggage. Choose from 15 colors of cotton canvas, 3 colors for handles, and they can add an embroidered monogram or name. "All bags and totes are constructed of heavyweight 100% cotton vat-dyed canvas and webbing…We've gone the extra distance by double-folding and stitching canvas on all zipper gussets, and binding all key edges of our bags. Because each product is completely hand stitched by one person, no two will be exactly the same, you'll even find the sewer's initials right inside your bag. Every Port Canvas bag is handmade to customer specifications."

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PM Organics

Certified organic cotton fabrics, knits and woven, in a variety of weights and patterns. Some made with naturally-colored cotton, others with low-impact dyes. Also yarns and notions. Website originated when some women got together to collectively purchase organic cotton fabrics for their own sewing. These are the fabrics these women find "indispensable."

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Obasan

This Canadian manufacturer makes Innerspring mattresses with boxsprings and latex foam mattresses. Their 100% natural latex foam mattress is wrapped with pure wool and quilted organic cotton cover and can be placed on box spring or wood-slat frame. Manufacturer also sells wood-slat foundation, covered with heavy-duty organic cotton fabric. Comes in two firmnesses. Their traditional innerspring mattress and boxspring bed is covered in organic cotton and wool. It comes in three styles. Three styles, one with additional natural latex "pillow top" for added comfort. Constructed in a unique toxin-free manufacturing environment, eliminating the possibility of any contamination being passed on. Electrically tempered steel coils have no plastic or oil coatings. Can accommodate special needs and environmental sensitivities. Supplies many retailers with natural innerspring mattresses and boxsprings.

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New World Textiles

Offers "spinning fibers for handspinners, handweaving yarns for handweavers, and cotton-specific spinning and weaving tools for both." Sliver for handspinning includes reclaimed denim from blue jeans, organic cotton, naturally colored cotton, organic cotton/linen blend, organic cotton/hemp blend, organic cotton/wool blend, plus other non-organic natural fibers. Yarns include organic cotton (unbleached, unprocessed or dyed with low-impact dyes), cotton/linen blend, recycled polyester, conventional dyed cotton, and rayon.

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Nearsea Naturals

"Everything you need to sew, naturally!" I can only describe this site as an organic fiber bonanza! In addition to a great selection of cotton, linen, hemp, silk, wool, and even bamboo fabrics of all kinds (even wide enough for bedding), they also have natural fiber batting and notions, including organic cotton thread, elastic made from organic cotton and natural rubber–and organic cotton lace! You can purchase small samples of the fabrics before you buy and buy in quantity for discounts. It is a family business located in a solar-powered facility. "We believe that, when given the opportunity, people will make choices that benefit both themselves and the world around them."

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Natura

"The Natural Sleep Solution". A 3-part European system ergonomically designed for comfort and to relieve back pain (a study by the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College found that the Natura Sleep Solution reduces chronic back pain by 40%). An untreated solid maple wood slat frame is covered with a latex foam mattress then topped with a wool mattress pad. The wood slat frame and foam mattress come in two individual sections–each can be customized to support the sleeper's spine. Choose their "Organic IV" model made with 100% natural latex foam, untreated sustained-yield woods, organic cotton, and organic wool–other models contain some synthetic materials. This link goes to the manufacturer's website. They do not sell direct, but they have a store finder, and Natura beds are sold on many websites.

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The Natural Sleep Store

Mattresses made from natural latex covered encased in organic cotton and organic wool. Choice of firmness, thickness, cover (quilted or unquilted), and sizes from crib to king. Also wood slat foundations. Natural and organic bedding includes simple undyed organic cotton sheets, pillows, comforters and blankets, mattress pads, bed skirts, duvet covers, and shams.

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Natural Area Rugs

Stylish area rugs made from natural fibers, including sisal, bamboo, wool, seagrass and mountain grass, and jute. Some unusual and interesting combinations, including wool/sisal and sisal combined with paper. Will send two swatches free on request, more can be ordered for a minimal fee. Throughout the site, comments made show thoughtfulness regarding toxic substances and environmental impacts. Good descriptions of the various materials used and how they are processed. Rugs are factory-direct at discounted prices.

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Nandina

Exceptionally soft, absorbent, luxurious towels made from "nandina," an innovative new yarn that is a blend of certified organic cotton and plantation grown bamboo "creating the luster of silk, the softness of aged cotton, and the durability and ease of care found in more traditional fabrics…We are proud that our towels have been certified free of harmful substances, often exceeding the highest standards set by Oeko-Tex, the world leader in textile testing for human ecology." I have felt these towels and they are the softest fabric you could ever want next to your skin. This fiber is especially appropriate for bath towels as it is resistant to bacteria, mold and mildew, easy care, and more absorbent than cotton. Click through for more information and to see colors, but the manufacturer does not sell retail on their website. They do give a list of stores across the country. You can order by phone from Luxury Linens at 847-277-1480. Ask them for Nandina towels.

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Linensource

One-stop shopping for all bedding, including sheets, blankets, comforters, quilts, bedspreads, and more. Carries many natural fiber products mixed in with synthetics, so check descriptions carefully and double-check finishes before you buy. Check out their Clearance section for good buys.

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Lifekind | OrganicMattresses.com

These two websites appear to be linked together, so I am assuming they are one and the same. Lifekind sells 100% natural latex foam mattress, wrapped with chemical-free natural wool and 100% certified organic cotton batting and ticking. OrganicMattresses.com manufactures "organic mattresses in any size or firmness using only natural latex or innerspring cores, "naturally safer" organic wool and certified organic cotton. Our organic natural rubber and innerspring core mattresses are made with the purest American organic wool and certified organic cotton available. No synthetic or chemical materials are used. Both link to a page that says they guarantee "your mattress will be handmade in our "Eco-Factory™" – the only mattress and bedding factory in America that is completely dedicated to manufacturing without chemical raw materials. Absolutely no synthetic materials or products derived from petroleum, natural gas or chemicals will be found on our premises." The factory is independent third-party certified by Quality Assurance International. Through Lifekind, both websites sell all bedding items needed for an organic, natural bed.

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Ecosleepshop.com Organics

Mattress/boxspring sets made with organic cotton and wool, or natural latex. Fairtrade bedlinens made in India from handpicked organic long staple cotton and low-impact dyes plus other organic cotton linens. Organic cotton and wool comforters, organic wool-filled mattress pads and toppers, cotton and wool comforters, wool- and latex-filled sleep and specialty pillows.

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J.Jill

Flowing and feminine natural fiber clothing for females of all sizes — misses, petite, women and tall. I personally buy a lot of clothes here because the styles are classic and professional, and most of the fabrics are natural fibers (check labels carefully, as not all are natural fibers). Whatever finishes may be on this clothing easily wash out. One of my favorite clothing stores.

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Janice’s

Yes, there really is a Janice and she was one of the first to make natural fiber beds and bedding for people with multiple chemical sensitivities. They sell innerspring and natural latex foam mattresses, plus their own barrier-cloth covered pillows, organic bedlinens, and natural fiber mattress pads. "Whenever articles are not obtainable through traditional manufacturing sources, we produce them in our own sewing room with our 100% cotton fabrics and batting. When necessary, we carefully wash and rinse fabrics prior to construction. Our seamstresses are experts in their crafts and maintain the sewing room in immaculate condition. As a contamination precaution, our employees do not smoke or wear perfumed products while at work."

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JaDecor Natural Cotton Wallcovering

"An elegant natural cotton wall covering" made with natural fibers and minerals, that is troweled on the wall to give color and texture. This unique material also provides thermal insulation, sound absorption, humidity control (can be used in bathrooms and kitchens), and seamless coverage. It will not attract dust and can be used to cover cracks in walls. Can be applied to most surfaces and can be customized to any decor with dyes and addition of other natural fibers. Requires professional installation (not a do-it-yourself product). Certified by the Institute for Bau-Biologie in Germany.

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Hemp Sisters

All kinds of colorful and creative bags made from hemp, cotton, and recycled silk: travel and utility bags, shoulder and tote bags, passport and field bags, wallets and purses, and sling bags. Very sturdy and durable. "Hemp Sisters is dedicated to providing one-of-a-kind, high-quality, hand-crafted clothing and accessories made of earth-sustaining, environmentally-friendly natural fiber materials such as hemp, nettle, recycled silk and wool.Hemp and nettle grow wild in nature and are hand-processed without chemicals on a traditional pit-loom by native villagers in the remote western villages of the Himalayan Kingdom Nepal. Recycled silk items are made by gathering waste pieces of silk from the cutting room floors of commercial producers in India and are then re-spun and hand knitted or crocheted into unique creations for Hemp Sisters. All Hemp Sisters items are hand-made by working women's cooperatives in Kathmandu, Nepal that pay fair wages, provide excellent working environmenys, and support the local women's community through scholarships and employment opportunities."

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Hemp Sisters

Basic clothing for men and women made from hemp and cotton. "Hemp Sisters is dedicated to providing one-of-a-kind, high-quality, hand-crafted clothing and accessories made of earth-sustaining, environmentally-friendly natural fiber materials such as hemp, nettle, recycled silk and wool.Hemp and nettle grow wild in nature and are hand-processed without chemicals on a traditional pit-loom by native villagers in the remote western villages of the Himalayan Kingdom Nepal. Recycled silk items are made by gathering waste pieces of silk from the cutting room floors of commercial producers in India and are then re-spun and hand knitted or crocheted into unique creations for Hemp Sisters. All Hemp Sisters items are hand-made by working women's cooperatives in Kathmandu, Nepal that pay fair wages, provide excellent working environments, and support the local women's community through scholarships and employment opportunities."

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Heart of Vermont

All products are handmade in Vermont from natural fibers. All cotton is organic, FoxFibre™ Colorganic©, low-impact dyed, or untreated. Their pesticide-free wool is washed in hot water and soap, and processed into batting on their own machines without oils or mothproofing. Bedlinens come in all cottons, in several weights and colors, including flannels, chambrays and sateens. Also cotton and wool blankets and cotton pajamas and robes. Choose from organic wool/cotton innerspring mattress and box spring sets or organic wool/cotton futons. Most of their hardwood bed and convertible sofa frames come unfinished. Comforters are made from organic cotton chambray stuffed with several weights of organic cotton or pure wool. Pillows come in a variety of shapes and size-pure wool or organic cotton, encassed in organic cotton fabric.

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Harmony Art

In these fabrics, art meets nature in the purest organic cotton fibers and dyes. Patterns have descriptions like these…”Whispering Grass was inspired by the foliage in my backyard. All of the plants in this print are native to the California redwood coast. None of them were planted, they just grow of their own accord…Let it Grow was sparked from a picture of the ends of boards of wood stacked on top of each other. The balance of circles within squares and life within death make this more than a print to me…While having lunch outside one day, I noticed the sun shining through the leaf of a bulb. It created the most beautiful stripe. As soon as I got home, I scanned it in and recreated the rhythm. As with all my work, the credit belongs to nature.”

Listen to my interview with Harmony Susalla, Founder of Harmony Art Organic Design.

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A Happy Planet

A website devoted to organic, natural fibers, including clothing, bedding, mattresses, bath linens, carpets, table linens, curtains, and more. "Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all creatures (including our customers!), by offering sustainable, quality products which do not compromise labor, animals or the earth in their production, use, or disposal cycles."

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Green Sleep

This is the most luxurious latex foam mattress. 100% natural latex, wrapped with an organic cotton velour cover quilted with layers of organic silk and pure wool. Three interchangeable plates of natural rubber can be chosen to select the desired firmness. Two sleeping zones allow sleeping partners to select their own individual firmness. Zippered removable cover. Wood slat foundation is covered with quilted padding.

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Green Mountain Spinnery

A variety of organic wool and cotton yarns appropriate for hand knitting, weaving, and machine knitting. Their undyed yarns are well suited to home dyeing. Yarns have minimal processing, which "retains life" in the fibers. Their "greenspun" yarns are washed and spun with vegetable-based soaps and oils rather than the petroleum based products standard in the textile industry. No chemicals are used to bleach, mothproof, shrink proof, or remove chaff. "Our Mission is to produce and sell high quality yarns from natural fibers and design classic Vermont patterns. Transforming the many types of raw fibers into luxurious and long lasting yarn. The Green Mountain Spinnery helps to sustain regional sheep farming, and to develop environmentally sound ways to process natural fibers."

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Grateful Threads

Clothing for men, women, and children. Their site says they sell "handmade hippie stuff," but check it out even if this doesn't sound like your style. All the pieces are hand sewn in simple styles (like drawstring skirts). Some are made from colorful vegetable dyed fabrics. Some are made by "recycling" other garments, such as old jeans, and the traditional practice of patchwork is alive and well here. They will also do custom work at affordable prices.

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