I put a lot of thought into all of the things I buy. I like to think about the big picture. How were the things I buy made? What kind of impact has it made on the environment? Is it safe for Elijah and I? Non-organic cotton is heavily chemically processed so when possible I buy organic cotton clothing for both Eli and I. But the cotton isn't the only important factor. If it has a design on it, what kind of ink is being used, what's the process like?
I was super excited to find Elemental Shop because not only are all of their goods organic cotton, but they use all water based inks, and their stuff is really affordable! I've seen organic cotton t-shirts that cost as much as $40, but Elemental Shop's goods start at $12.95 for onesies and go to $18.00 for a hooded t-shirt with a short sleeved t-shirt costing only $14.95.
Elemental Shop is a husband and wife team. Adam and Kelly started the shop in April 2009 in Grants Pass, OR. They wanted to do their part to help the environment and offer awesome organic clothing at decent prices. You can buy their stuff online but if you live (or are visiting) Southern Oregon you can find them at the downtown artisans market every Saturday (May-Aug) in downtown Grants Pass, OR.
I was sent an adorable organic whale onesie for Eli to try out. They use American Apparel items so I sized up a little and got an 18-24 month size, which was perfect for Eli who is almost a year old and weighs about 23 lbs. I was so surprised at how soft the ink was, it's as if that's just how the fabric came, you can't even tell there's ink on it! I've also washed this onesie a lot and the color from the ink has remained vibrant and bright, no fading!
I loved their stuff so much that I had to buy myself a hooded owl t-shirt!
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