Thursday, May 20, 2010

Organically Grown Review

Recently I was given the opportunity to try an review an outfit for Henry from the Organically Grown Company.  Typically, I will not do reviews without some benefit to you, my readers - but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try a cute outfit for my little second child that always gets the "hand me downs".  And I am always trying to learn more about the "organic" choices we can make.

Why Organic cotton?  Taken from Organically Grown's About page"According to the Organic Exchange, as estimated 170 million pounds of pesticides, and 25% of the world's insecticides are used in the production of conventional, non-organic cotton. 7 out of 10 of these pesticides are on the EPA's "known" list of "likely" or "probable" carcinogens. These chemicals result in the work-force illnesses, water contamination, and the devastation of farmland. All of the problems are eliminated through organic farming practices. Organically Grown is proud to be a part of the solution."

The outfit arrived and then we waited....we waited and waited and waited...for the warm summer temps.  Too bad Organically Grown Company couldn't send some California temps too.  But, they have arrived!  We might even hit 80 these next few days.  Henry put on the outfit, after I washed it, and it fit almost perfect.  They sent me a 3T just in case.  Henry is an average sized 2T child...and the 3T is verging on small.  So just like all the unique special brands of clothes out there - they typically run small.

The design says Nature Boy and it is so subtle and cute.  I love that it isn't a bright in your face design.  Classy.  The fabric is soft and thick.  It was quality material...not thin and cheap.  It was comfy with an elastic waist that was snug enough to stay up...without buttons or snaps to mess with.  He had no complaints all day!  The pants included little pockets for the many treasures that little fingers uncover during the day.

Organically Grown also sells packs of onesies or bodysuits for $20.  The item though that intrigues me...because I will be honest that the price of $28 for Henry's outfit is pretty steep for me...especially during garage sale season, and to me garage sales is one way I promote green living.  The thing I am most tempted to order from them are these vintage t-shirts for women.  $14 you can't go wrong!  They look super soft and very affordable!  I might have to order me one or two of those. 

We will enjoy this outfit all summer!  

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