The Best Organic Cotton Dresses for Under $150
Since I have learned more about ethical fashion and it’s importance, I have been looking for dresses that are ethically made. Summer is coming quickly and this year I want to be prepared with ethical and sustainable dresses. Cotton is so breathable and the perfect fabric for summer, yet it isn’t very sustainable. That is why I am on a search for the perfect organic cotton dress this summer. This article will share with you the importance of choosing organic cotton and will share 10 organic cotton dresses that you can buy.
Why Ethical Fashion?
The #whomademyclothes movement has been spreading and by now you’ve likely heard of it. The purpose of it is to focus on the unethical practices of the fashion industry like forced labor, child labor, cheap wages, and more. So clearly, the more we learn and discover how unethical the majority of fashion truly is the more we want to search for conscious clothing.
Conscious clothing is clothing that is made using only ethical practices. These practices would include no child labor, safe work environments, and fair wages. There is much more to this issue than just that, and you can read more about this in my post here. In this post we will cover one type of conscious clothing and why it’s important. That is organic cotton.
What is Organic Cotton?
The process of certifying organic cotton is very similar to that of certifying any organic produce. The cotton must be grown without the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers. Organic cotton also cannot be genetically engineered seed. Obviously, there are many strict restrictions to ensure certified organic cotton is truly organic.
Organic vs Non-organic
Although still being a natural fabric, non organic cotton is far from eco friendly. Cotton requires a lot of resources from the land, making it unsustainable. In addition, non organic cotton requires a lot of pesticides and fertilizers. These excessive amounts of toxic fertilizers and pesticides degrade the soil in which the cotton grown and even harms the workers and areas around. In addition to this, runoff from these toxic chemicals contaminate waterways nearby further spreading the nasty effects.
Speaking of cotton and water, cotton uses a lot of water to be produced. In fact, one cotton tee shirt needs 2,700 liters (713 gallons) of water to be produced. That’s enough water for someone to drink for 900 days! Organic cotton on the other hand, uses 91% less water than non organic cotton and 62% less energy!
With organic cotton we have a natural, and now sustainable, fabric that uses less energy, resources, and water to help save our planet.
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10 Organic Cotton Dresses for Summer
Now I share with you my list of organic cotton dresses! All of these dresses are under $150 and most of them are under a $100! So there is something for every one.
Organic Cotton Dresses Under $150This minimalist Debby Dress is the best addition to any capsule wardrobe! This dress is lightweight and minimalist making it easy to pair with nearly anything! Add a bright pop of red into your closet with this Melanie Wrap Dress. This wrap dress is the simple answer when you don’t know what to wear! You can always look stunning and stand out in this brightly colored dress. This beautiful Dalma Paisley Dress is the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe! Simple, classic, and spotted all over this dress can be worn up or down!
Organic Cotton Dresses Under $100This simple Aida Dress is perfect for picnics or a day spent at the beach! With the simple and airy style you can wear this comfortably even on the hottest summer days. This gorgeous dress Eleanor Floral Dress is perfect for any summer adventure! Plus it is currently on sale so go snag it while you can! This beautiful Organic Cotton Dress is so beautiful and it has pockets! With a beautiful embroidered design, this dress is great is as beautiful as it is practical. With a organic cotton top and a tercel skirt, this beautiful dress is both eco friendly and beautifully styled! The print on this skirt is a must for those who live boldly. I love this beautiful embroidered Organic Cotton Dress! The coral coloring is so gorgeous and the embroidery stands out so beautifully!
This beautiful kaftan dress is the perfect summer dress! Great for relaxing and lounging around on a lazy summer day, this dress will keep you cool and have a clean conscious!
This beautiful shirt dress is perfect for work or any other professional meeting you may have as a #bossbabe this summer! Keep yourself together and comfy with with beautiful organic cotton dress.
Which of these organic cotton dresses will you be purchasing this year? What other brands that create organic cotton dresses do you love? Don’t forget to share this post with all your friends and sign up for our emails to get all our eco friendly updates!