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Live Green clothing: Choice of hemp, bamboo & soy fiber
Jul '10
Longing for clothing reflecting her concerns about sustainability, Alina Bartell decided to introduce her own clothing line. She used organic cotton, sustainably grown in Texas, drawing on her experience with the Natural Clothing Company she created.

“I like the message 'Live Green' and the symbols of simple life. These garments are stating a wish, not a demand and are usually met with a smile,” she says -- at least in places like her local Farmers Market in Snohomish, Washington.

Bartell's commitment to sustainability shows in her vegan, natural and organic clothing store where you may search clothing choices by fiber – hemp, organic cotton, bamboo and even soy fiber reclaimed from making tofu.

“Live Green” selection consists of natural, mostly unbleached certified organic cotton. Nothing is printed with PVC containing plastisol – so garments are a great choice for people with sensitive skin. While every manufacturing step involves some compromise, “I try to navigate the best possible choices, there is always more room to keep raising the standards higher” she explains.

“There are so many people with skin problems, having hard time with chemically laden clothing. Also, since I am a gardener, the bottom line for me is: after the years of use, if I can throw the clothes into my compost, because they don't have toxins, metals , PVCs and so on, they will decompose and improve the soil, help grow vegetables. I feel really good about it.”

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