So earlier in the year I eluded to a little project I was working on. I promised I would share with you about it this fall so here we are at last. 😉
First we have to give you a bit of history….bare with me. 😉
Back in April, Zech and I become convicted that we should be more mindful of the clothes we are wearing. I’m not talking about modesty, I’m talking about environmentally. What in the world could I possibly be talking about, right?
Well, Zech and I learned how many chemicals it takes to make a simple t-shirt and it really bothered us. Why do we put so many chemicals on our bodies? I guess it is something we had never really thought about before. The reality is though that it takes a ton of chemicals and dyes to make the clothing we wear and not only do those chemicals effect our bodies, but they also affect our environment. Those dyes and chemicals taint water systems and also effect the people making the clothes in sweat shops. The working conditions aren’t super good for a lot of those people. They work for pennies on the dollar and expose themselves to a lot of those harsh dyes and chemicals without protection. So what am I proposing?
Organic, Fair Trade Clothing.
At first, it seemed like a crazy idea. The more I thought about it and researched, the more I became convicted and excited about making a change. For the past 6 months or so I have been working on switching our closest over to organic clothing. My original goal was to be 80% organic by Autumn and although I didn’t quite reach that goal, I’m still excited about the progress. I have found some really neat shops, made new connections, and learned a lot.
I’ll be sharing updates here for anyone interested in seeing our closet transformation. Here’s a little introduction video and the first of the series in our closet makeover. 🙂 If you’re interested in joining us on this journey, make sure to let me know! I’d love to hear updates as you learn new things as well.