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.