Organic Clothing in Batesburg-Leesville

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Organic Clothing Standards, Retailers, Stores & More in Batesburg-Leesville, SC



Unlike, personal care and food products, there are no U.S. or global standards for organic textiles. Although natural fibers that come from animals and plants can be certified ‘organic’ by the USDA, those fibers undergo a number of processes in order to make textiles, or materials, that'll be used to make clothes.  

A number of harsh chemicals are used to weave, clean, dye and finish materials. This will make it difficult to deem clothing organic even if the original fibers were in fact from organic sources. However, many organizations all over the world and in Batesburg-Leesville are now working to create global standards for what may be labeled organic clothing.

OTA Organic Clothing Standards in Batesburg-Leesville & the U.S.

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) in america has made great strides in establishing 4 levels for organic clothing labeling.

100% Organic – all materials used are grown organically, including the threads. All processes used conform to the OTA standards.

Organic – No less than 95% organically grown fibers used and all processes follow the OTA standards.

Made with Organic (specific fiber products) – At least 70% of the fibers used were organically grown.

Less 70% Organically Produced - The garment might have some organic fiber content. May be manufactured using processes that don’t follow the OTA standards.

Organic Clothing Materials

The fibers used in materials are basically the only thing that is currently certified organic in clothing. Organic clothing comes in a variety of materials. Just how many materials may surprise people. Listed below are examples of materials that can be organically harvested to create organic clothing.

  • Cotton
  • Bamboo
  • Hemp
  • Silk
  • Wool
  • Cashmere
  • Linen

Where to Find Organic Clothing in Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Luckily, organic clothing has become popular in Batesburg-Leesville in recent years and the availability has improved greatly. Now, you can find organic clothing almost anywhere in the U.S.

Online – The web is probably your best resource for finding organic clothing providers, both locally and all over the world. There are a number of websites that sell organic clothing and cover trends within the organic clothing industry.

Farmers markets in Batesburg-Leesville – Farmers markets aren’t just for people looking for organic foods. There are also eco-friendly products that support sustainability. Bonus: you’ll be supporting your local economy.

Batesburg-Leesville retail stores – Organic clothing has grown to be so popular in Batesburg-Leesville that even major chains like Wal-Mart are selling affordable options. Other retail stores that typically sell organic clothes include Target, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, Bloomingdales and many others.

 

Check the labels to be sure the garment really is organic and to what degree. It also helps to research manufacturers to learn about the processes they use to make their organic clothing, because as you now know there's far more to consider than the fabric.