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Why is organic cotton better than standard cotton?

Rose Quartz Geode Dress You're probably seeing a lot of organic cotton around lately, and maybe wondering what's so special about it. First of all, if you're just trying to make small steps into a more sustainable wardrobe, standard cotton or any natural fiber is a great step. I'm not going to bully you into being "perfect" at sustainability, because that is just not realistic for most of the world. I will share what I have learned along the way of designing with organic cotton, and you can decide from there. Does organic cotton even look different? If you put a swatch of organic cotton next to standard cotton, you will visibly see the difference. It looks like it has...

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Holiday Gift Guide - Items Under $50

Support small businesses this holiday season by shopping handmade items made to order with love. All Nikki Marie Apparel items are made to order by one employee, me, Nikki Marie. I am so happy to make your gift giving that much more special by carefully designing and selecting items that are both sustainable and ethically made in the USA. I have chosen a few of my favorite items from the shop that make great gifts and are under $50.   1. The Benny Bag $26 A reusable laundry bag with a Mid-Century monogram style that makes the best gift for your favorites or yourself! Inspired by Benny, the initial design was meant for a face mask laundry bag to store clean...

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Did you know the textile industry is one of the largest polluters of freshwater in the world!?!

Typically it takes about 100 2-liter bottles of water to produce 5 yards of fabric. 😨💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧🌿How is @nikkimarieapparel Textiles different?Our textiles use less than a thimble full of water to print the same amount of fabric.💧 🌿My textile printer uses a pigment printing process, which consumes very little water, making it an eco-friendly solution to the textile printing industry. The pigment inks used in my exclusive prints meet the @oeko_tex 100 requirements to be free of restricted chemicals and are mixed from 4-8 basic colors as the fabric is printed.🌿My fabrics pass tests ruling out harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde and lead.🌿Nikki Marie Textiles©️ uses Organic Cotton🌿Made To Order means I only produce fabric I need for each garment ordered

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