The Perfect T-Shirt

What’s the perfect T-Shrit? Is it this one? Better Thinking, a product think-tank in the UK, has set a challenge to create a garment with world’s lowest eco-footprint, taking everything into consideration to create “‘The Perfect T-Shirt“. They’ve set up a forum to share ideas, knowledge and opinions. They also have a blog which tracks their progress.

Bamboo Socks

Bamboo socks are efficient because they don’t retain odor and are very comfortable to wear. But we’ve also learned that producing bamboo fiber involves a great deal of chemical treatment. Socks made with hemp or organic cotton are the most efficient overall.

Organic Cotton Water Girl Racerback Dress

This dress, by Water Girl, is made out of 95% organic cotton and 5% Lycra. It is intended to be worn over a swimsuit as a nighttime outfit. It is available at REI for $24.83. Also available is this organic cotton Persuasian Top for $15.83:

Organic Cotton Tank

Organic cotton goes mainstream, and starts to slip into the malls. Now available from Saks Fifth Avenue, this scoopneck tank by Eileen Fisher. It’s made in the U.S. too. The price on it is $58.

Organic Cotton Shirts by Prana

Prana makes clothing out of 100% organic cotton, mostly activewear for climbing and yoga, but they also produce casual clothing like this “Cabana Stripe” shirt. Their web site doesn’t tell you much about how the shirts are made. But we did discover from another source that they are produced in the US. It’s available from Northern Mountain Supply for $45 …

Organic Men’s Dress Shirts by Boll

We like to see more effective products could directly replace exising ones. This organic cotton shirt is an example of that. Boll say they created this shirt because they could not find an dress shirt made with organic cotton available anywhere. So they made this dress shirt out of 100% organic U.S. Supima cotton and single-ply SwissCotton organic yarns from …

Bamboosa Clothing

More bamboo fiber clothing! This time made in the U.S. and organically produced. Bamboosa is an eco-efficient company based in Andrews, South Carolina. They blend bamboo fiber with organic cotton to make an innovative range of clothing. The men’s short, pictured here, is made from 100% bamboo French terry fabric (i.e. extremely soft). Bamboosa is a sweatshop-free company, they use …

Hemp T-Shirts: Durable and Efficient

These shirts by Good Hemp are a blend of 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton. They are sweatshop and pesticide free, fairtraded and priced at $9.95 to boot. We’ve worn these shirts and they are very soft and feel quite durable due to the hemp content — we’ll probably have these for a while before they wear out. Available in …

MEC Organics

The Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC) is a Canadian outfitter that offers a range of organic clothing. Pictured here is their “Matawin Organic Cotton Short Sleeve Shirt“, made of 100% organic cotton, and sold for $38.00 CAD. Also available: organic cotton mens’ and womens’ pants, hoodies, hats and socks. Available from: MEC

Maggie’s Socks: Functional Organics

Maggie’s Functional Organics has been manufacturing clothing apparel made from organic fibers for over ten years, specializing in socks. We have found their products to be of good quality. The clothing is made from certified organic cotton, wool, linen and pesticide-free hemp. Here is their FAQ page for details about how their products are manufactured. Home Page: Maggie’s Organic Available …