Indigenous Fair Trade, Organic Clothing.

6 Dec

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Since the temps are on the chilly side in these parts and since hats have not come off my head, I figured it was time for a little cruelty-free Winter accessories post. And why not make those accessories Fair Trade and handmade from organic cotton while we are at it? Well we can have it all thanks to Indigenous.

Indigenous clothing is an Eco-friendly company that works to help the people in the poorest regions of South America by providing them with work in good conditions and with fair pay. Only low impact dyes are used in the making of their clothing and you can wear them with pride knowing they were made by people who are being treated fairly, not some child that was sold into slave labor. The women in these remote parts of Peru really have no options for work so when projects and companies like this come along, they literally change peoples lives for the better. All around. We get a handmade quality product with real South American flare, that was made with love and happiness. These ladies have so much pride in their work, it shows in the end result, Indigenous’ clothing is unique with intricate details and designs.

Besides their organic cotton line, which is vegan, they also have lines of silk, wool and alpaca. All no-no’s when it comes to the veg life but the process they use to make their silk does not harm the silk worms. I guess this would be ok for vegans whereas most silk is not because the worm is usually killed first then the silk is harvested. As for their wool, it comes from sheep that are raised specifically for their wool, not for their meat. So your wool is not the by-product of some soul’s death, it is the by-product of some soul’s life. Lastly, Alpaca, not too common here in The States but super popular in South America, the alpaca has lots of hair and it can be used for clothing. Indigenous uses free range alpacas to get their hair from, once again, they are also not harmed in the process.

Pretty cool company, right? It opens the door to fabrics like silk and wool for those of us who usually say ‘No Thanks’. Very cool all around. Below are 2 links, one to their accessories which are all organic cotton and vegan. The next is to their homepage where you can choose your own adventure.

http://www.indigenous.com/shop/accessories/ Organic Cotton Vegan Accessories.

http://www.indigenous.com/ Homepage, Clothing For Both Men and Women.

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2 Responses to “Indigenous Fair Trade, Organic Clothing.”

  1. Alpaca Wool Clothing December 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Fantastic post. I am really encourage with your post. Thanks for posting:)

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