The story of our skirt:
Our organic cotton is a special variety grown by over 2000 cooperative farmers in Nicaragua. We have been working with them for 8 years. Maggie's buys directly from these growers, pre-paying with deposits to cover their planting costs.
Their cotton is ginned at another cooperative we helped to start with Jubilee House Community (jhc-cdca.org), which also pays fair wages to all.
Yarn and fabric are made in El Salvador, by a family-owned-and-operated company in business since 1972.
Dyeing is all low-impact, done in accordance with international organic standards (GOTS).
We ship our fabric to a 100% worker-owned cooperative we helped to form in 1999 in a small town near Asheville, North Carolina. Members of the co-op cut, sew, finish and package each skirt. They take much pride in their work, and we are thrilled to be their partner.
The bottom line is we put a lot of love into each garment, and we hope that comes through each time you wear it.
Thanks for supporting organic apparel and real fair trade...Enjoy.