Groceries Apparel

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Manufactured in the good ‘ol U.S.A (Los Angeles, CA to be exact), Groceries Apparel is focused on all aspects of the lifecycle of their garments from Seed to Skin.

They couldn’t find a certification that encompassed all of their values, so they’re creating their own. It begins with the harvest cycle (planting, growing, and cultivating fibers such as organic cotton, linen, hemp, and eucalyptus), continues through fair trade practices during home-sewn production, and finishes with distribution to you. The images below from Groceries Apparel website highlight the fabrics and fibers they use, and information about each one:

 

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Having their factory located locally in L.A. reduces CO2 emissions that otherwise would have been released through transportation. It also allows for better transparency in the supply chain, because it’s easier to ensure ethical factory working conditions and employee pay when the factory is in your backyard.

Their garments are made with nontoxic dyes, which is a win for both your health and for the environment. They even have their own vegetable dye studio in L.A., making their garments 100% nontoxic.

Learn more here.

Groceries Apparel Crescent Cutout Top

Perfect for weekend outings!

This is my first garment from Groceries Apparel, and I can tell you that the quality is excellent! You can truly wear these garments guilt-free knowing that they company is thoughtful about each step in the process of making your garment – and that no one was exploited in the process. The shirt above is made with organic cotton (so soft) which means no pesticides and non-GMO! ALSO, it is currently 22% off making it $44.99 (shop here)!! Jeans are DL1961 (see my blog post on them here).

This kind of top is different for me – I usually gravitate towards flowy, floral numbers. This tight black top is definitely a bit out of my comfort zone, but it will be great for weekend outings. I should also note that even though it’s tight, it’s very flattering. It skims over the skin rather than clings. The crescent cutout makes this top more intriguing than just a typical black shirt. However, it’s not over the top, so you can show some skin without going overboard.

I also love how Groceries Apparel website is designed (here), because you can actually shop by ingredient. This is the first time I’ve ever come across that! They break it down by the following:

Does this brand spark your interest? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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