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First Date with Organic Cotton

Posted By Girlfriend@Gaiam On April 13, 2010 @ 4:00 pm In Girlfriend@Gaiam, Green Living | 6 Comments

[1]OK, so I know organic food is better for you. But I have to admit I thought organic cotton clothing [2] was something for the very rich and picky.

Then a few months ago I laid eyes on a T-shirt [3] I loved that was made of organic cotton [4], and it didn’t look snobbish at all. It was cute and had a great line: Peace. And it helps support charities [5], 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 [6] 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 [7]. 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 [8], 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 [9].


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[1] Image: http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=rwsOzUORbbY &offerid=140003.10005599&type=3&subid=0

[2] organic cotton clothing: http://www.gaiam.com/category/apparel/womens-clothing.do?SID=WG117SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod

[3] T-shirt: http://www.gaiam.com/product/pixel+buddha+thoughtful+tee.do?SID=WG117SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod

[4] organic cotton: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/How-Eco-Is-Organic-Cotton-The-Facts-on-7-Questions.html

[5] support charities: http://www.gaiam.com/product/have+a+namaste+short+sleeve+thoughtful+tee.do?SID=WG117SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod

[6] Organic tees: http://www.gaiam.com/category/apparel/womens-clothing/thoughtful-tees.do?SID=WG117SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod

[7] bootcamp class: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/3-reasons-bootcamp-workouts-shouldn%e2%80%99t-scare-you-off/

[8] organic cotton convertible sweater: http://www.gaiam.com/product/convertible+sweater.do?SID=WG117SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod

[9] , 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: http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=ikoB54HG8Ag&offerid=127265.10003328&type=3&subid=0

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