Jorge Chapa

ORGANIC COTTON HITS THE GAP

by , 03/25/07

Organic cotton t-shirt, gap tshirt, fashion, man, men’s

For people who are looking for stylish sustainable clothing, such things can be difficult to find in smaller cities – especially for men. In smaller towns where your only option is your local shopping centre, chain stores may be all that’s available. This is why it’s so important that the major chain clothing stores start to make the push to go green. It may be baby steps for now, but we are happy to announce that the Gap, the original jeans and t-shirt company, will be filling that void with their new line of organic cotton t-shirts.


Thanks to growing consumer demand, and as part of their interest in responsibly produced products, organic t-shirts will now be available at Gap stores all across North America. The t-shirts are made of 100% organic cotton free of environmentally harmful synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. The cotton has not been chemically dyed or bleached in order to preserve the natural colors and qualities of the fiber. The men’s t-shirts will come in three styles: crew-neck, v-neck and tank, and will include a handtag indicating its qualities.

The move to organic fabrics from such a large-scale clothing retailer is an interesting and welcome one. We can only hope that the retailer will expand such lines to their other product selections and other stores in the group such as Banana Republic and Old Navy. And speaking of consumer demand, can we get a Gap here in Australia? My girlfriend would kill for one.

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7 Comments

  1. nicky@mulberrytreeorgan... January 31, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Good for Gap, its a move in the right direction. Now they just need to commit of Fairtrade.

  2. David Howell July 6, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    Another case of ‘Greenwashing’ by Gap – they are exploiters of third world sweatshop labour.
    If you have any conscience – DON’T BUY THEIR PRODUCTS !!!

  3. Jeff Keiling April 1, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    Anything in the direction of becoming “more green” is a step in the right direction in my opinion. As far as the labor issue….how exactly does doing this agreeably “good thing” in any way magnify that particular long existing problem? I applaud the Gap for taking a positive step…whether as leaders or followers…makes little difference.

  4. Ann Garrison March 30, 2007 at 6:05 pm

    The Gap may well be the worst exploiter of labor in the entire world.

  5. Wardo March 29, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    Bandwagoners! American Apparel has been doing it for years. Gap continues to be slow to respond.

  6. Michael March 28, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    Organic cotton is a great start…so when do we make the jump to Hemp?

  7. zremlein March 28, 2007 at 10:46 am

    it’s about time!

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