The Pure Rootz fashion label brings organic cotton to the Lacoste customer.
Whereas organic food has been a relatively easy sell to high-end customers, organic clothing has been a little tougher to get going. Organic goat cheese or cherry tomato confit sound delicious to just about anybody, but organic clothing might call to mind tie-dyed hemp drawstring pants or loose beige tank tops. It doesn’t have to be so. An increasing number of young designers see the environmental and personal comfort value of using organic cotton, and so lots of trendy clothes are starting to be made with sustainable fibers. Organic clothing lines are popping up everywhere, including large superstores such as H&M, bringing the trend to the mainstream.
One fashion area that organic clothing is beginning to approach is the high-end market, and Dutch company Pure Rootz is doing its part: one organic polo shirt at a time.
Based in the Netherlands (but with an online shop that opens shopping possibilities to the Middle East), Pure Rootz describes itself as “passionate people with a mission.” The company states that:
“We love stylish and quality clothing, but at the same time we feel responsible for our planet and the trace we leave behind. Everything you do in life has an effect on nature and the people around you. That is why we came up with a full organic & fair-trade casual clothing brand: PURE ROOTZ. In this way we make it possible for you to wear cool and stylish clothing while taking care of nature and the people making it.”
The company’s line of polo shirts and high quality long sleeved shirts appeal to a preppier demographic not usually courted by organic fashionistas.
They’re still plenty of appeal left for staunch hemp-wearing environmentalists, though, as Pure Rootz donates 10 percent of its profits – 5% of its profits towards Serengeti Watch (which protects lions) and another 5% towards nature conservation projects.
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