100% Organic Cotton Hoodies | DO U Speak Green? Hoodie Review


I'm quite a casual gal, a very big hoodie fanatic.  Lately, it's been much more difficult to find good quality 100% Cotton clothing, especially organic cotton.  Even most organic cotton is either mixed with synthetics (Such as polyester or spandex) or is much too thin for our climate.

I have found a few organic hoodies but many didn't meet my criteria for details and fit...
Until Now!
I've found my dream hoodies! 

My Criteria:
100% natural fiber 
(Cotton, hemp, linen only)
Warm "fleecy" weight
Fitted style
Drawstrings in the hood
Ribbed cuffs and band
Metal-free zipper

5 out of 6 ain't bad!



The Veronica hoodie from DoUSpeakGreen is made of 100% brushed organic cotton fleece. It has a drawstring hood, ribbed detailing and has a wonderful fitted feminine style.  I do prefer metal-free zippers, but all-in-all this is the best hoodie I have found. And I LOVE the hi-neck combined with the hood...Nice & cozy for chilly days.

And it's only $38.00!
Current SALE 
All products(2013-11-29)
Buy 2 get 10% Off
Buy 3 get  15% Off
Buy 4 get 20% Off
Buy 5 get 25% Off

Their Size chart is correct so please take your measurements and compare to their chart.  In most brands, I normally take an XS but according to their chart, I was a Medium, and a Medium fit perfectly.

There was little to no shrinkage after washing and drying, and no color fading (3 washes so far)


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About DoYouSpeakGreen

Do U Speak Green? vision to be The World`s best Eco Clothing Brand.
  • DUSG? Is the Worlds 1st Clothing Brand to get Carbon Footprint Mark by SGS
  • Do u Speak Green is the retail arm of Fusion Clothing Company a pioneer manufacturer and exporter of high quality knitted clothing, supplying to top brands around the world for the past 20 years.
  • Do U Speak Green is the first Eco-friendly Clothing Brand & Web store setup in India.
  • All our clothing is made at our GOTS [Global Organic Textile Standard] OE 100, Organic Exchange ISO 9001 Certified factory
  • The Parent company Fusion Clothing comes with an experience of 21 years in manufacturing & export high quality knitted clothing, supplying to some of the top brands around the world.
  • We are also the 1st Indian company to be a member of the Association for Conservation headquarters in Switzerland. We are also registered as a Trade Mark in the European Union, USA, Canada & in India
We hope to speak to your heart. To educate you, motivate you, and make you realize that who you are and how you shop really can make a difference. Organic Clothing is just not a FAD; these green, organic, sustainable clothes are here to stay because they support both the people and planet. Choosing organic clothing feels right, not just for your skin, but also for your conscience.
Make a difference to your life, the farmers and support both the people and planet. Be the change.

About Our Fabrics:
Organic Cotton

Organic cotton means a cotton fibre which has been grown according to the principles and rules of organic agriculture. These rules are very strict and are defined by a law from the European Union. Organic agriculture uses no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, and no Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). Organic fertilizers (such as compost) and plant-based pest management products (such as neem or garlic extract) are used. However, organic agriculture is not merely about replacing synthetic inputs with natural ones.
The major principle is to restore a natural balance within the farm, with healthy soils, rich in organic matter. In such an environment, the pests are not systematically destroyed by poisons but are kept under control by their predators, just as they are in nature.
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment.


WHY ORGANIC COTTON?

When you purchase organic products, 
you are also making a donation to the people & the planet!

Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers and genetically engineered seeds.

Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture and promote balance of ecosystems.

Benefits of organic cotton:

• No compromise with farmer’s health. Organic farmers need not suffer exposure from pesticides which affect their health. Farm workers working in conventionally grown cotton fields around the world suffer from an abundance of toxic exposures and related health problems. Pesticides used on cotton cause acute poisonings and chronic illness to farm workers worldwide. Acute respiratory symptoms and other health effects in communities surrounding cotton farms are correlated with high use of chemicals.
• Better Livelihoods. Organic farmers get higher realization and better livelihoods.
• Lower carbon footprint because of manual farming and organic practices. Entire process consumes less fuel and energy and emits fewer greenhouse gases.
• Not from genetically modified cottonseed.
• No chemical. Grown with natural rather than synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.
• Eco-friendly processing that does not compromise workers' health and helps reduce water and electric use and toxic runoff, e.g. non-chlorine bleach, silicon-free softeners and low impact, azo-free dyes. 
• Allergy reduced. People with allergies and chemical sensitivity especially benefit from organic cotton clothing, as conventional cotton may retain harmful toxic residues. Even if you don't have sensitive skin, organic cotton will just feel better against your skin.
• Strict testing ensures the absence of contaminants like nickel, lead, formaldehyde, amines, pesticides and heavy metals.

Environmental benefits:

• Protect surface and groundwater quality
• Reduces risk in insect and disease control by replacing insecticide with the manipulation of ecosystems
• Conservation of biodiversity
• Eliminate the use of toxic chemicals used in cotton
• Improves soil structure by increasing soil activity, thus reducing the risk of erosion
• Promotes the development of earthworms and above ground arthropods, thus improving the growth conditions of the crop. Furthermore, organic crops profit from root symbioses and are better able to exploit the soil, and organic fields accommodate a greater variety of plants, animals and micro organisms.

Cotton is the world's most important non-food agricultural commodity, yet this industry is responsible for the release of US$ 2 billion worth of chemical pesticides each year, of which at least US$ 819 million worth are considered toxic enough to be classified as hazardous by the WHO. Cotton accounts for 16% of global insecticide releases: almost 1 kg of pesticide is applied for every hectare under cotton.

Between 1% and 3% of agricultural workers worldwide suffer from actue pesticide poisoning. A single drop of the pesticide aldicarb, absorbed through the skin, can kill an adult. Aldicarb is commonly used in cotton production.

Toxic agrochemicals first applied to cotton 50 years ago now pollute the country's land, air, food and drinking water.

Hazardous cotton pesticides are now known to contaminate rivers.

Organic cotton offers a strong alternative to conventional cotton.
Source: DoYouSpeakGreen

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