Like Us on Facebook and Win an Organic Cotton Dress

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It’s summertime, which means the ladies can finally break out their planet-friendly dresses and strut the streets in style, so we are giving you a chance to win the dress of your dreams from Greece’s very first organic clothing line. MuMu Organic is giving away one beautiful, handmade cotton dress made with the finest fair-trade materials (you get to choose) and a 50% discount on goods purchased from their e-shop to the first five Green Prophet readers who comment on this post.

How does it work?

i. First, tell us in the comment section at the end of this post why you think that buying organic clothing made in accordance with fair-trade principles is so important. 

ii. “Like” us here on Facebook and help us get to 6,000 likes by July 15th

 iii. Sign up here for our newsletter to get the best in environmental news from the Middle East and North Africa.

MuMu Organic was started in the beautiful Cyclades islands in 2009 by designer Athena Bentila and artist Roland Wakker. Their 100% organic cotton dresses are adorned with solid colors, playful patterns, charming colourful dots, and a very fine thread work pattern. They are available for purchase online and can be shipped anywhere in the world. Make sure to sign up for their newsletter for access to stay abreast of their awesome green happenings.

In order to be eligible to win the competition, readers must comment on this post, “like” us on Facebook and sign up for our weekly newsletter. Our judges will pick a name out of a hat and the winner will be announced on July 20, 2012. Although this one is for the ladies, gents are welcome to apply too. If you win, your significant other will thank you for the rest of the year!

To make it as easy as possible for you to enter, we suggest that you click on our Facebook and newsletter links so that they open in a new tab. Thanks for reading and good luck!

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32 thoughts on “Like Us on Facebook and Win an Organic Cotton Dress”

  1. Susan Bahl says:

    Love the dress! but let me enlighten you on cotton-even organic cotton. Cotton is a crop that depletes the soil. It is not the best choice if you are truly ecological in your
    quest for change. Hemp is much better! It grows fast,looks like linen.
    should be grown all over the world. Interest to be noted. In the 90’s there was a women that was in the process of bringing original colored cotton back Sally Fox. Her company was sabotaged, she is no longer growing..but she was growing a cotton that didn’t need all the bleaching/flame retardant added to the material

  2. Cindy Rangel says:

    Purchasing organic cotton with fair trade principles allows the buyer to be part of a sustainable cycle of rebirth and growth with our planet. Eco-fashion through fair trade practices is another platform to be a part of a bigger community and give back to those who have less and transform our Earth into a healthy and sustainable one. Only then can we live in peace and harmony with all.

    This is my passion and I am so grateful to participate in this giveaway. Thank YOU, MuMu organic!!!

  3. Huda Abukhoti says:

    Buying organic clothing made in accordance with fair-trade principles is really important in my opinion because it lets the people who work hard in producing clothes (the workers and farmers) get their rightful wages and be able to live a decent comfortable life. And since each one of us should act responsibly towards our mother earth and try to reduce the waste as much as possible then organic clothes should be a first choice.

  4. Rupa says:

    Buying organic clothing made in accordance with fair-trade principles is really important because we should make sure that the story behind a beautiful dress is equally beautiful. Organic clothing means better income of farmers and hence better lives of their families.

  5. Rosemary Mattingley says:

    Buying organic supports producers who are doing their best to work with the earth and with its people, for sustainability and good health, both human and of the earth. There is such a range of organic produce and goods that it’s impossible to produce it all myself, but I can support other organic producers by buying their goods that I can’t produce myself.

  6. Thanks for all your great ideas. Remember to Like us on Facebook here:
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    to qualify.
    -Karin

  7. Shannon Gilmour says:

    I recently watched a talk – Michael Braungart: Why Less Bad Isn’t Better
    Here:

    Braungart, a chemist who promotes Cradle to Cradle thinking and design, talks about the cancerous chemicals in everyday objects. Our skin is the largest permeable organ on our body. What we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves, and that is a scary thought!
    After watching this talk, I started to look at my wardrobe differently. I have mostly natural fibers, but few organic pieces. Many of my clothes I have had for many years, and they have held up well, but need replacement. So I started looking online to see what types of fibers have the least chemicals. Surprisingly to me, bamboo is heavily processed with chemicals to convert it to modal, a rayon. All rayons are chemically processed – so those are out. Silks, are also heavily processed with chemicals. Same for linen made from flax. In the end, organic cotton was by far the best for humanity and the planet.
    I think MuMu’s dress designs are beautiful and timeless.
    Organic cotton and fair-trade – Fantastic. I’d rather make it myself than enslave anyone.
    Finally, clothing for the body, mind, and spirit to feel great in.
    Thanks MuMu and Green Prophet!

  8. Zaid H. Al Azzawi says:

    I shall be fair to myself, fair to children, fair to mother Earth…Fair Trade, it’s my choice.

  9. I believe that to be sustainable one has to practice it all levels. Recycling what can be recycled from our kitchen, recycling water and using water wisely, and wearing organic. It is all part of a cycle that contributes to our truth of believing in sustainability. We must practice what we preach and also wear it!

  10. Ayana says:

    Why is it important to buy organic clothing made in accordance with Fair Trade Principles? I’m a farmer’s daughter, so the principles of Fair Trade really touch my heart. And cotton is something that is really close to my heart, granted that as a child I was raised on a cotton farm. Fair Trade has a major ethical element and tackles unique social problems in that the aims are to improve people’s lives while also saving the environment. This is empowering in that it helps major problems of poverty, fairer trading conditions, and simply gives people more control over their own lives. What a wonderful way to promote justice and to build a sustainable future…

    So why is it important to buy organic clothing that caters to these principles? Simply because it takes individual efforts to build a more just and environmentally friendly [glocal /global] community. We can live healthier, and play a role in protecting our planet. Pretty cool.

  11. Sabra says:

    If, in a country such as contemporary Greece that struggles with severe economic difficulty, ecologically sustainable design and production are profitable, then developing countries have a truly feasible role model for commerce. Fair trade standards insure that labor from those developing countries is not exploited and oppressed, thereby establishing socially sustainable and locally beneficial institutions that, when entrenched, prevent war, mass migration, and deadly epidemics. What is good for the Earth and her poorest people, is ultimately good for everyone, including the most privileged. For…

    When all the water has been polluted, is no longer potable, and the fish are dead or full of toxins; …
    When all the soil has been polluted, and the plants that manage to sprout there are infused with poisons that go all the way up the food chain; …
    When all the air has been polluted, no longer protects us from UV rays, and brings cruel diseases to every lung that inhales it; …
    Only then will you understand that you can not drink, eat, or breathe your money.

  12. Yajaira says:

    Choosing to buy organic in accordance with fair trade practices that are followed benefits all: producers, end users and environment in between further more. Plus if you come across organic clothing that’s fashionable why not!

  13. Moran says:

    We always take from our planet all the best it has to offer: water, fruits, air from the trees, house built from mud. This taking and taking has a painful price which is already out there with global Warming, animals species that are gone for good, pollution and more. Finally we have a chance to give something back to mother nature – buying organic. It is such a small gesture but with a huge impact. Not only mother nature will smile back to us with time but also the hard working good people which work in that industry preferring nature over greed can keep up the good work. And last but not least the future of our children and their children can be set by our behavior today. Buying organic, such a small effort for such a big gain. 🙂

  14. Fair Trade acknowledges that each person involved in the making of a product deserves to provide healthy food, safe lodging, and clothing to his or her family. Organic farming recognizes that nature is not a conglomeration of materials to abuse, but instead, it is a sphere of life which hosts us among a diversity of living beings. Yes, we draw elements from nature in order to eat, house and clothe ourselves. Doing so with care enriches our lives, and doing so with beauty makes us smile.

  15. Moran says:

    We always take from our planet all the best it has to offer: water, fruits, air from the trees, house built from mud. This taking and taking has a painful price which is already out there with global Warming, animals species that are gone for good, pollution and more. Finally we have a chance to give something back to mother nature – buying organic. It is such a small gesture but with a huge impact. Not only mother nature will smile back to us with time but also the hard working good people which work in that industry preferring nature over greed can keep up the good work. And last but not least the future of our children and there children can be set by our behavior today. Buying organic, such a small effort for such a big gain. 🙂

  16. Fair Trade acknowledges that each person involved in the making of a product deserves to provide healthy food, safe lodging, and clothing to his or her family. Organic farming recognizes that nature is not a conglomeration of materials to abuse, but instead, it is a sphere of life which hosts us among a diversity of living beings. Yes, we draw elements from nature in order to eat, house and clothe ourselves. Doing so with care enriches our lives.

  17. zea mays says:

    Eco is Beauty,lifestyle,health,future 😉
    Many kisses from Greece!

  18. Rebeccah Kaufmann says:

    The planet is not ours to do as we please with; we are here as guests and when you are a guest you respect your host and try to be as little of a nuisance as is possible. Therefore, to respect the planet, buying organic should be our only choice. And to respect other people who are also here as guests, our only way of trading should be fair. I’m happy to hear about new companies that help us respect the planet and people by offering organic and fair trade options out there. Thank you!

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    Please don’t just “Like” the post. Thank you!

  20. lia d. says:

    eco clothes is the best option for our skin to breath and also to avoid

    toxic colours.i think this option will become a necessity in the close

    future!!! thanks and keep your nice work! lia d.athens

  21. Sonja says:

    I love fair trade and organic!

  22. Frith says:

    beautiful dress!

  23. Organic cotton may be expensive but by supporting the industry it gives a push to farmers, designers and buyers everywhere to aim for organic as a global standard.

  24. kerry santillo says:

    I love the fact that fair trade means no children doing adult work, no people getting hurt to produce items for selling, fair trade for all is very important and should be spread to the world like you are doing, thankyou.

  25. Maya says:

    I see this is a post for the boys. 🙂

    Well done, MuMu Organic. Glad to learn of you.

    ~ Maya

  26. Cher Waite says:

    Eco is the way forward! Buying clothes that are green, gentle on mother earth and working towards a better future is so important – good work!

  27. Monsn says:

    the reason why fair trade is so important, is that it is a step to an equilibrium on earth! it is time to change the minds and not going for cheaper and cheaper without looking on sustainability and further generations!

  28. Monsn says:

    i really love your page as i am a phd student in islam and ecology! Keep on going!!!

  29. Britain Eakin says:

    This is most excellent! I think it’s SO important to buy fair trade. This is the only way to fight against slave labor and ensure equitable wages and environmental sustainability. It’s the wave of the future!

  30. Hanna, well done! You’re the first. We’ll contact you soon to give you details for your 50% discount!

  31. Hanaa says:

    I love fair trade and eco!! I am interested in more.

  32. Hanaa says:

    I love eco!!

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