Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Show & Tell Tuesday - Contest Added!

Mulberribush, one of our most popular brands, is going green! What do you think?

David Feinberg, the President of Mulberribush, recently announced that his company is in the process of converting their cotton jersey fabric to 100% certified organic cotton and will gradually produce all their tee shirts from organic cotton.

Susan Feinberg, the head designer and owner of Mulberribush said, “the idea of changing to organic cotton started with a new collection with an environmental theme we designed for spring 2009. We tested the organic cotton for washability, softness and quality. It is a great product. Although organic cotton is more expensive, the benefit to the environment is incredible. As a children’s clothing company we have a responsibility towards our consumer’s (the children) future, to keep the world cleaner.”

Did you know it takes a half a pound of agricultural chemicals to produce a single cotton t-shirt? Cotton is the second most heavily sprayed crop in the world. The chemicals used on conventional cotton are among the most toxic substances used in farming. This highly toxic process contaminates soil, air, wildlife, groundwater – and ultimately drinking water sources. Organic farming techniques and specifically organic cotton- are inherently better for your health, the environment and for future generations to come.

Tell Us What You Think!
  • Would you be willing to pay a couple of bucks more for a certified organic cotton tee?
  • Do you make an effort to buy children’s clothing made from organic cotton?
  • If so, what are some of your favorite brands?
  • We will choose one random winner from all comments to this post (posted as of 6/23) to receive a current Mulberribush tee shirt of their choice.

34 comments:

Deb said...

I would pay more for sure! I love the feel of soft, organic cotton!!

proudmom said...

Yes, I would! I've been looking for organic cotton clothing for my kids.

lfbdenight said...

I am thrilled to hear Mulberribush is going green. I think they have adorable designs already and this would make me more readily spend a little extra for their clothing.

Stephanie said...

Yes, would pay a few bucks more for organic. My child was in 100% organic the first 6 months of life, now at one year less so. Mostly because it's harder to find organic clothes for older children.
Stephanie V.
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misty said...

Yes, I would pay more. I do not have any favorite brands, yet, though I do always try to buy organic. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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Denise Giroux said...

Yes! I wold definitely buy organic, especially from Mulberribush (and other companies in the Catalog). Love their clothes. Both my children wore organic clothing for the first years. I feel we as consumers should be supportive of companies willing to change to help the environment for our children's (as well as our own) future. Hat's Off to CWD & Mulberribush for going the extra mile.

Vick said...

Yes, I would pay a couple dollars more for a certified organic tee. While I am more concerned with where a piece of clothing is made (I will not knowingly buy anything made in China), I do like to buy organic whenever possible. I like Under the Nile and Hanna Andersson organics.

Nikki said...

We would definitely pay a few dollars more, especially for a cute 'green' design that also would get people talking. Thanks, Mulberribush, for getting the whole green idea out to a younger age group.

Bunny B said...

I sure would fork out a little more for organic clothes! :)

Thanks!
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Tuesday Girl said...

I do try to buy organic for my kids nad I am willing to pay more. My favorite company so far is Kate Quinn.

Mama Zen said...

I'd be willing to pay a little more!

windycindy said...

Happy Thursday! Most definitely I would pay more (I do) for organic cotton clothing. Children's clothing is what lays next to their skin!
I really like "Hanna's Dream",
"Bamboosa", "Earth Easy" and
"Go Natural Baby!" Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Colleen said...

Yes I'd pay a little more. I always try to buy clothes for the whole family that are made of natural fibers. Organic is even better.

Bebemiqui said...

I do buy organic when I can find it..love Hanes tees. I also like that organic is getting cheaper as its gaining popularity.
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jbubolz-miller said...

Yes, I would pay extra- I like the idea of doing somethign better for the environment. I have bought george organic clothing at walmart

Shelly said...

I admit I end up buying whatever is on sale as things end up so stained and ruined so quickly. Love Mulberribush though!

Andrea said...

Wow - I didn't know that cotton had so many chemicals. I would pay a little more for organic cotton, especially now I know more. I'd love to win a tee! Thanks.

Doreen said...

Yes, I would pay a bit more for a certified organic cotton tee! Yes, I'm making an effort to buy children’s clothing made from organic cotton! One of my fav brands is BabySoy! Would love to receive a Mulberribush tee shirt!! :)

Karen said...

I would love to buy organic but with four children I don't think the clothing budget will allow for much of it. Maybe a buy 2 or more and get some savings type sales!

jenny said...

wow how cute i must say every thing is and its organic cotten too who how cool is that i love to try and win this for my little one thanks

noreen said...

yes I would pay a few extra dollars

gunzie said...

I'm not sure if I would pay more. I have 3 kids and would rather wait till they go on sale.
I would make more of an effort if the price difference wasn't that high. I do love the organic cotton and want to buy more of it!!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Tess Letourneau said...

I think it's great, Hanna Andersson been doing it for a long time,everyone should jump on the band wagon!
Mulburribush has great styles for both boys and girls. It's a good move.

Andrea said...

I love organic stuff...but I'd have to say that I probably wouldn't pay extra for it...

zamejias said...

If the quality of the shirt is good, then I am willing to pay an extra for it.

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3boyzmom said...

It's hard to say,I've never bought anything in Organic Cotton. I think I will try, because it is nice to help the environment.

judybrittle said...

i don't pay extra for organic though i do buy. i just look for sales and deals. i just can't affort it.

Kristinia said...

To answer the questions:

Yes, I'd be willing to pay more for something that would be benefiting our Earth, organic even feels soo much softer!

I have purchased a few organic items as I've been able to find them in stores, I'm mostly looking online now due to more variety! So I was glad to have stumbled upon CWDKids' website!

Well I've only purchased a few organic items so I don't have a favorite brand as of yet.

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elena said...

I willpay more

calgirl said...

I am new to looking on the tags to see if clothing is made of organic material. I have bought organic food for awhile.

Helen C. said...

Yes, yes! I would most certainly pay a little extra for organic clothing for my children. To be honest...I have never thought too much about it until I read the post here about all the chemicals used in non-organic cotton clothing. You have opened my eyes!!

AJ said...

Yes, I would probably pay more for clothing made from organic cotton - I already willingly pay more for organic food.

That said, with organic food, I am getting something extra - typically more varied or heirloom varieties and better quality, better tasting produce - than I get with conventional food.

An equivalent consumer enticement is a little harder to quantify with clothing.

Yes, I do buy organic for other reasons: sustainability, fair wages, etc., but realistically I am only able stay with all organic food by finding ways to keep the costs down. For example, I shop a lot at farmers' markets so I get the highest quality organic food for the best prices.

I don't know if there are any similar cost savings to be found in the clothing pipeline. Those savings would probably play a big role in whether I could afford to go mostly organic with clothing.

I have in the past bought organic cotton clothing, and I can't say I remember the products costing more! I have bought a lot of organic cotton items from Hanna Andersson - all of their clothing costs a lot. I buy on sale, and when I can, I choose organic.

So I think if organic cotton is introduced in a way that it is part of a quality product in a maybe slightly higher end price range, I would buy it. But the product would still have to be competitive - I wouldn't necessarily buy a t-shirt if it cost significantly more than another similar t-shirt in the same line, the only difference being organic cotton. I guess I'm saying, sell the organic products with more value added - special designs that aren't available in regular cotton, for example - people will buy the products and not feel as if they are making a sacrifice even if they are paying more.

Mulberribush is already a premium brand, with such high standards for the clothing, they could easily put the organic cotton into certain types of value-added clothing lines (as Hanna Andersson does, for example with long johns) without making consumers feel as if they are paying that much more just for the cotton. (Yet at the same time this gives a reason to buy organic cotton and feel good about it.)

That said, I hope organic cotton will someday go mainstream, even in lower priced brands.

AJ/babyfriends at comcast dot net said...

Yes, I would probably pay more for clothing made from organic cotton - I already willingly pay more for organic food.

That said, with organic food, I am getting something extra - typically more varied or heirloom varieties and better quality, better tasting produce - than I get with conventional food.

An equivalent consumer enticement is a little harder to quantify with clothing.

Yes, I do buy organic for other reasons: sustainability, fair wages, etc., but realistically I am only able stay with all organic food by finding ways to keep the costs down. For example, I shop a lot at farmers' markets so I get the highest quality organic food for the best prices.

I don't know if there are any similar cost savings to be found in the clothing pipeline. Those savings would probably play a big role in whether I could afford to go mostly organic with clothing.

I have in the past bought organic cotton clothing, and I can't say I remember the products costing more! I have bought a lot of organic cotton items from Hanna Andersson - all of their clothing costs a lot. I buy on sale, and when I can, I choose organic.

So I think if organic cotton is introduced in a way that it is part of a quality product in a maybe slightly higher end price range, I would buy it. But the product would still have to be competitive - I wouldn't necessarily buy a t-shirt if it cost significantly more than another similar t-shirt in the same line, the only difference being organic cotton. I guess I'm saying, sell the organic products with more value added - special designs that aren't available in regular cotton, for example - people will buy the products and not feel as if they are making a sacrifice even if they are paying more.

Mulberribush is already a premium brand, with such high standards for the clothing, they could easily put the organic cotton into certain types of value-added clothing lines (as Hanna Andersson does, for example with long johns) without making consumers feel as if they are paying that much more just for the cotton. (Yet at the same time this gives a reason to buy organic cotton and feel good about it.)

That said, I hope organic cotton will someday go mainstream, even in lower priced brands.

novaceleste said...

I would pay more. I love the feel of organic cotton and would love to dress my kids on it. It is also much better for the environment and people , too.