Econscious – sustainable, organic cotton clothing
Every now and then a brand comes along who tick all your Green Goddess boxes.
I introduced you briefly to one such brand earlier this week in my roundup of ideas for Green Valentine’s Day gifts.
Econscious design, make and sell a range of simple wardrobe staples for men and women – t-shirts, hoodies, bags and hats.
Their range is made from certified organic cotton and recycled polyester and the colours are created with eco friendly low impact dyes.
While not fairtrade, the product range is made in Mexico, Pakistan, and China in factories that meet social compliance standards, offering a safe and healthy work environment, and encouraging employees to grow in their work and their lives.
Zero Waste packaging
Econscious sent me a range of products to try and I was immediately impressed with the packaging.
As you know, I’m a Zero Waste gal and usually dread the postman arriving! While I can control what I choose to bring into my home and office, I can’t control what others send me.
I needn’t have worried.
My clothes were sent in a cardboard box. That was it! No plastic, no unnecessary bags, no fillers – just folded clothes, packed securely in a cardboard box. And they arrived in perfect condition.
Low impact dyes
One ‘issue’ I have with natural clothing is the muted colours.
Although I like such colours, they don’t really like me. I need bright, jewel colours to look my best, so I was particularly pleased to see the ‘iris’ long sleeved tee and the ‘navy’ short sleeved t-shirt. It’s amazing how companies are now able to use low impact dyes that product vibrant tones.
I was also delighted with how soft the cotton was. It felt lovely against my skin and I was relieved to learn that all Econscious garments are washed with GMO free enzymes to create a very soft hand-feel.
My little gripe is with the care label – these are really scratchy and I immediately had to cut them out. Also I’d prefer if the brand found a plastic-free way of attaching the garment label to the item. I’ve seen plenty of companies who use string, making a truly plastic-free product.
All in all I love the t-shirts. I have a long back and these are a fantastic length for me. They’re close fitting (many brands hang off me because I’m very slim) and flattering to the female figure i.e. they hug in the right places and give me a few much-needed curves!
For wardrobe staples you can’t go wrong – everyone needs a basic range of short and long sleeved layers throughout the year, so I’d highly recommend you check out Econscious. A ladies t-shirt, like the navy one pictured costs $16.
What about you – do you have a favourite brand for basic wardrobe staples?
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