September 01, 2007


Ecofashion? I'm all for not being a jerk to the earth, but are we really calculating the carbon footprint of our back-to-school clothes now? Kids not only have to worry about looking cool; they now get to worry that their clothes are "grown with petrochemical fertilizers."

Hey Mom, when I wanted those Guess jeans in 6th grade, instead of telling me that I didn't need to wear a certain pair of jeans in order to make the right friends, maybe you could've said acid wash causes acid rain.

Posted by Sarah at September 1, 2007 10:06 PM | TrackBack

"Acid wash causes acid rain." I love it! Mothers should be using that for years.

Posted by: Butterfly Wife at September 2, 2007 10:06 AM

Did you see the name of the founder of Ecofashion 101? "Summer Rayne Oakes"

I'm seeing tie-dye, long hair, wire-rimmed sunglasses, and a headband with flowers . . .

I'm not going to knock too hard on the idea, though, because I'm getting a little tired of the idea of "disposable clothes". There's a bit of a movement out there to recycle clothing you own and make it into something new that you can wear again, but not a lot of people know how (or have the time) to refashion what they buy. I'm trying to learn, so I can make an article of clothing last two or three times its normal lifespan. My poor children will probably grow up the way I did: Hand-me-downs and mended clothing. I didn't care that much, though. A lot of styles for children (especially girls) are really not what I want to dress them in, anyway.

Posted by: deltasierra at September 3, 2007 02:51 PM

1)Without "petrochemical based fertilizers," probably half of the people on the planet would starve.

2)Wonder if any of those people singing the praises of "hand-picked cotton" have every done any cotton picking? I understand it's uncomfortable to the point of being painful.

Posted by: david foster at September 3, 2007 06:45 PM

The environment is so anti-american i want to kill and rape it

Posted by: Will at September 4, 2007 05:44 AM


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