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Buying organic cotton clothes, bedding, and towels

Go Green Toolshed

Growing Cotton With the help Of Toxic Chemicals- Not an Eco Friendly Situation

How to choose an organic mattress

Go Green Street

People choose natural organic bedding and mattresses either for health reasons or to decrease their environmental impact, or for both these reasons. The chemicals and synthetics used in conventional bedding, inhaled or absorbed through your skin while you sleep, can cause allergies or chemical sensitivities in some people.

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Interview with Marcus Bruegel, Technical Director of the International Working Group on the Global Organic Textile Standard

Q: What does the acronym 'GOTS' stand for?

A: The acronym ‘GOTS’ stands for Global Organic Textile Standard, a textile processing standard that sets comprehensive rules for ecologically and socially responsible textile production.

Q: Is GOTS a public or a private standard?

Marcus Bruegel

Organic Textile Expert

In this interview, organic textile expert Marcus Bruegel explains the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), its requirements, and why its worth it to seek out products bearing the GOTS label if you are in search of organic textiles.


marcus bruegel

GOTS Online Database Provides Supply Chain Transparency


The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) relaunched a new-and-improved website this past week which includes a database of approximately 1,500 companies, and a total of 2,811 facilities---a 40% increase since 2008--in 55 countries, certified to the organic apparel and textile standard in 2009 alone. GOTS certification ensures that consumers are purchasing certified organic products; the comprehensive list allows companies to develop organic fiber supply chains--from field to final product--with ease.

Organic cosmetics

Food and Drug Administration

The following information is intended to respond to some questions people commonly ask FDA about “organic” cosmetics.

Food, Inc. Director Wears Organic Wool Tuxedo to the Oscars


Middlebury, VT (Vocus) March 9, 2010 -- Academy Award nominee Robert Kenner, director of Food, Inc., walked the March 7 event’s red carpet in an organic wool tuxedo made with O-Wool® suiting fabric from Vermont Organic Fiber Company (VTOF). The tuxedo was made exclusively for Mr. Kenner by New York City-based environmentally conscious fashion brand Loomstate. According to Loomstate, this is the first American-crafted organic tuxedo ever to be made for the Academy Awards.

H & M launches an organic beauty line

Los Angeles Times

It’s already the go-to spot for everything from Jimmy Choo shoes to toddler clothes. Now H&M is adding a beauty division to its roster of products.

The line includes shower gels, body lotions, scrubs and lip balms that all include natural and organic products certified by Ecocert. “It felt like a natural step, since we’ve worked with organic cotton garments for a few seasons now. There’s also a strong demand from our customers for organics, and I hope they will be as excited as I am about the new products,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s head of design.

Marion Nestle

Professor of Food Studies, Nutritio

In this interview, Professor Marion Nestle explains the role organic agriculture plays in public health and shares her thoughts on why organic is worth it.

Treadmill, organic treats spur top dog to victory


NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Just like big Hollywood stars who often insist that behind the glamour they're just plain folk, the teams behind champion show dogs tend to portray these pampered pooches as family dogs at heart.