First 100% Organic Clothes Shop in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city, has its own 100% organic clothes shop: Eden, which opened its doors last month. All garments that are sold in the store are produced with organic cotton and died with natural pigments, free of harmful chemical products.
The store is also decorated with furniture produced with wood from demolition and bamboo coming from the firm Bamcrus. More pictures and info on the brand and the origin of the organic fabrics in the extended.
Via Red Ecoblogs.Origin of Eden brand
The Eden clothing brand is a creation of YD Confections and Coexis, a company that works promoting organic cotton in Brazil by partnering with farmers organizations and cooperatives and with other actors of the manufacturing process to provide the fashion industry with responsible materials.
Coexis is responsible for a label called NOW (Natural Organic World), and says it has, "the first certified textile production chain in Latin America." It produces jeans and cotton woven fabrics.
The Eden store is located on 271 Harmonia St., Vila Madalena, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Why is organic cotton better than regular? From our Green Basics series: "Conventional cotton is one of the most chemically-dependent crops, sucking up 10 percent of all agricultural chemicals and 25 percent of insecticides on 3 percent of our arable land. That adds up to 1/3 of a pound of chemicals to produce enough cotton for a t-shirt, and 3/4 of a pound for a pair of jeans."
"And that's just not bad for the planet; 20,000 deaths occur each year from pesticide poisoning in developing countries, many of these from cotton farming, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)." Read more on organic cotton here: Green Basics: Organic Cotton.
Other organics in Latin America:Arasy: Organic Cotton from ParaguayPatagonia Gaucha Organic Vegetables' ConservesUruguayan De La Cruz Organic WineInside look at the Eden organic shop in Sao Paulo, Brazil.The Eden shop from the outside.