I buy organic food. I have been shopping in stores that sell organic food since 1992. Before then my mother shopped and brought back organic food. In the 1990's and early in this century buying organic was not mainstream. Popular media denounced it as something done by "those hippie people" or other names that segmented a population for the distinct purpose to make fun of.
But I felt that mainstream food manufacturing was not safe. I was leery of any process that was "too big". I wondered how McDonald's hamburger suppliers could manage so supply that much meat at such a low price? I was dubious of claims that using chemicals in our food system was healthy.
How many of you buy organic now because of the direct health benefits? Do you have access to it where you live? What if you didn't? Would your choices be different?
Well, by now I have turned my eyes to textiles and materials that we make fashion from. I think about my skin and how it is the largest organ in my body. Instinctively I know that producers of millions of tshirts and socks and underwear is like McDonalds in the 1990's. How can they produce a quality product when trying to produce so much of it?
That's why I started One Savvy Mother. To bring the consumer safe and quality fashion accessories in smaller batches. We provide transparency to the industry. You know what the textiles are or where the metals came from in the case of jewelry. I've found companies that are diverting waste from landfills or producing accessories that are sustainably harvested. Best of all though they are hip, fresh and eye catching.
Don't just buy organic food. Show the world that you're eco-chic too!