Plus Size Organic Clothing for Women

Plus Size Organic Clothing for Women

Plus Size Organic Clothing for Women

Organic clothing for plus size women is available to us. When thinking of natural and ethical fashion, I think a lot of people see it as being for thin, quirky, white girls. I want to set that rumor to rest by saying organic clothing can come in your size and follow your values.

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Organic clothing for plus size women is available to us. When thinking of natural and ethical fashion, I think a lot of people see it as being for thin, quirky, white girls. I want to set that rumor to rest by saying organic clothing can come in your size and follow your values.

The company I am going to showcase is Eileen Fisher. I love this brands clothing, the durability and the values they follow. 

Right now they have a vision by 2020 to have an industry where human rights and sustainability are not the effects of a particular initiative, but the cause of business well run. Where social and environmental injustices are not unfortunate outcomes but reasons to do thing differently. This is a fantastic step in the right direction for a brand to step up and own the power they have, to change an industry. They are going to use the most sustainable fibers they can find. All the cotton and linen will be organic by 2020. Their merinos will get an ethical makeover, and they will only get their wool from sheep that are responsibly raised on farms that are managed with a deep concern for the environment. They are also going to limit the use of rayon and use Tencel which has much better chemistry and isn’t as harmful on the planet. Recycled polyester is also the only thing they will be using in 2020.  

Polyester is a plastic derived fabric. Little pieces of microplastic end up in our waterways and into the ecosystems of fish and other marine animals. Have you heard when we eat fish, we are eating plastic? When these microplastics end up in our oceans and fresh waterways these animals are eating these plastics so in return we are also ingesting these plastics when we eat fish. It is happening on a large scale all over the world and polyester is one of the reasons that is happening and in a lot of ways it ends up in the water because of washing machines. Here is a video all about the dangers of microplastic.

Eileen Fisher is also committed to better color dying practices. Dye houses have hazardous chemicals that go into our clothing and out with the wastewater for treatment. Eileen Fisher has been working with bluesign technologies to shift their global dye houses towards responsible chemical, water, and energy usage. They are making progress, and by 2020 a good chunk of their clothing will be bluesign certified. They are going to be reaching out to other brands and work with them to create demand for responsible dyes.

Resources are another one in a shift for the company. By 2050, the global economy is projected to consume three planets worth of resources annually. To change the pace of things, Eileen Fisher is committed to using fewer resources. They are going to leave less fabric waste on their cutting room floors, use less water and emit less carbon. They are invested in alternative energy and cutting their reliance on air shipping. By 2020 their US operations won’t just be carbon neutral, they will be carbon positive. This is a great win for the planet.

Taking care of the people who work for them has been a long-standing value for them. Eileen Fisher’s clothing is not made by machine alone, and it requires a deft hand of thousands of the workers, whom they value as a part of their brand. For more than ten years, they’ve trained workers at their key suppliers in China to voice their rights. Since 2005, Eileen Fisher has invested in alternative strict labor standards. In India, they have launched The Handloom Project, a six-year investment program designed to empower weavers in rural communities. They are proving their commitment to the livelihood of their work in their supply chain, and I highly respect that.

Eileen Fisher is also committed to the transparency of their suppliers. It is no small feat to map a global supply chain, but it is a matter of integrity, and Eileen Fisher is committed to doing so. They want to verify how every fiber is grown and dyed. They want to know that every factory, spinner, and the mill is following strict labor standards. Later this year they will be sharing their progress on their website so that we can follow along as they map their way to transparency.

Eileen Fisher is taking full responsibility for the fact that they make things at a large scale and says that where it ends up is their responsibility. They make clothes to last through our closets too resale. By 2020 they expect that the recycling of their garments will hit one million. The pieces they can’t sell will be a raw material and be reborn as new textiles or refashioned as new clothing. They want the waste to be a thing of the past.

If all this information hasn’t proven to you how awesome Eileen Fisher is I don’t know what will. I love their company for these reasons and in a personal sense, their clothing really does last. Other organic and fair-trade brands I’ve tried have fallen short and within a year or less the clothing items have been worn out. I like things that will last and spending the extra money on fashion that will withstand the test of time is more important to me than anything made fast and cheap.

Eileen Fisher has an amazing, well thought out plus size clothing line. You can find them online but I cut some of the guesswork out for you and have attaching below some of Eileen Fisher's, organic, fair-trade pieces of clothing for curvy women. You can see below that these clothes are thought out and fashionable with every inch of you in mind. Enjoy! 

Eileen Fisher Plus Size for women

A huge resource for this blog post was found here: Vision 2020.