The high price tag of cheap clothes

Cute sundresses, adorable sandals, colorful shorts, summer bags, and tank tops galore. Fun summer “necessities” are begging “pick me” from magazine pages and, of course, Pinterest. They’re all such a bargain too- $10 shorts, $5 tees- why not stuff our bags full of a new summer wardrobe?

We like to believe that our favorite stores would never manufacture their clothes in sweatshops, or workplaces with compromised conditions. But it’s happening too often. Recent fires and a massive building collapse have brought more awareness to harsh conditions workers face, just so we can look cute in summer attire.

According to CNN 2,000 garment workers have died in work related fires and building collapses since 2005:  including 112 who recently died in a Bangladesh factory fire when they were trapped inside because the management refused to unlock the doors.

In addition to poor working conditions, shipping and synthetic dyes place a heavy toll on our environment.

So, how can you make a difference? Choose wisely, read labels. Fair Trade-Certified labels and Green America approved businesses are a great place to start. Check out your local resale & consignment shops too- they’re a great way support local businesses and recycle fabulous clothes!

imageEarth Creations carries great tees, dresses, and pants for women, men, and kids. They’re made in the USA and have a unique process for coloring their organic cotton.

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Forget synthetic dyes, Earth Creations uses gorgeous, natural clay from Georgia, Alabama, and the Carolinas!

Looking for a unique item for your business or event? Let us help! Check out these fabulous tees dyed with clay and local Two Brothers Beer!image

Contact us to get started on your custom shirts.

Daily Green Special: Spend $50 and receive a free Earth Creations recycled t-shirt bag. Just write “made in america” in the checkout notes and we’ll add the free bag to your order. Offer valid until tomorrow’s post. Happy Thursday!

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