Eh. Okay, I tried to be funny.
Guiding truths for my closet, adopted today. 9/8/7 (cool date!)
A) Buying organic, free trade things and throwing out all my perfectly good clothes does not make me a better consumer, it makes me worse. Therefore I will keep everything in my closet until it 1) doesn’t fit 2) is worn out 3) I hate it so much I would go out naked instead.
C) I will have a gameplan for what I buy. (Another post, another day.)
D) At least 50% of the items of clothing I buy in the next 365 days will be organic and free trade. (They seem to go hand in hand but I’m having a bit of trouble finding information on websites promoting their product as free trade – which you think they’d be screaming from the mountaintops – however I’ve found a couple of retailers who seem to have good ethics and free trade is part of their mission, so I will trust that they have done the research (which could always bite me in the ass.))
Links to either actual companies, or quick and dirty lists of many companies. This was a pretty preliminary search so if you find something fishy, please, please post in the comments, if you find something awesome, please, please post in the comments.
http://www.stewartbrown.com/ (I drool here)
http://www.nearseanaturals.com/ (fabric and yarn)
http://www.hannaandersson.com/ (unsure about fair trade, I’m just being suspicious really, they seem to be a good company)