OK, so I know organic food is better for you. But I have to admit I thought organic cotton clothing was something for the very rich and picky.
Then a few months ago I laid eyes on a T-shirt I loved that was made of organic cotton, and it didn’t look snobbish at all. It was cute and had a great line: Peace. And it helps support charities, too.
It felt right … and I had a mild version of that first-date feeling wearing it around — my heart on my sleeve.
“What do you think?” I asked my girlfriends that first day.
“Fabulous!” they’d say. “Great color on you, too.”
Of course I pointed out my new love interest’s organic-ness, which elicited reactions like, “Right on” and “You go, girl!” I’m pretty sure most of them made notes-to-self: Organic tees are too cool for school.
There was no turning back after that. I was smitten and fully committed to this tee. It is one of the most ridiculously soft and comfortable tees I’ve owned — and comfortable is good in a relationship. But would it be around for the long haul? Would I reach for it in good times and bad?
I wondered. So I put my OC tee through the ringer. I even wore it to my bootcamp class. And I washed the heck out of it. It just gets softer and more lovable, its patience with my demanding behavior showing no signs of wearing thin.
Then I met a chunky organic cotton convertible sweater, and I couldn’t help myself. I feel warm and safe in its arms. Plus I think we look pretty cute together. Do I feel guilty two-timing my tee with my new flame? Heck no — it’s organic. In fact, I think I’m ready to take this relationship to the next level: my bedroom.