•I pledge to replace 5% of my wardrobe with organic fibers.
•I pledge to buy all organic intimate apparel from this day forward.
•I pledge to purchase no less than four organic garments per season.
•I pledge to introduce two or more friends to CATA, challenging them to take the pledge.
TAKE THE PLEDGE AND START SAVING 10%-15% ON YOUR ORGANIC APPAREL PURCHASES FOR 1 FULL YEAR
CATA IS CONNECTING THE ORGANIC APPAREL INDUSTRY, TOGETHER.
IMPACT YOUR HEALTH BY WEARING NON TOXIC APPAREL
BLESS MOTHER EARTH AND OUR ENVIRONMENT BY DECREASING THE DEMAND FOR SYNTHETIC FIBERS
HELP CLEAN UP OUR LANDFILLS OF NON DECOMPOSING FABRICS
*13.1 million tons of clothing is discarded per year in the United States alone of that 11.1 million tons ends up in the landfills.
* It's been estimated that only 21% of annual clothes purchased stay in the home. The rest is waste! Within that amount only 15% of fiber waste is recycled per year.
*10,000 people die each year in the United States from illnesses related to the growth and production of conventional pesticide dependent cotton.
*Americans purchase approximately 1 billion garments per year from China with over 90% being synthetic, chemically filled toxic fibers that are causing havoc on our health and environment.
*Polyester contains only four ingredients- crude oil, coal, water and air. The fiber is completely petrochemical and harmful to your health. It has been linked in laboratory tests to several major illnesses including cancer.
*Many synthetic fibers thrown into the landfill never decompose they simply breakdown to a crumbled state and the chemicals used to produce them contaminate our ground water and soil forever.
*Nylon jackets never decompose. One thousand years from now you can dig it up still intact, wash and wear. If the fiber is burned to destroy our atmosphere becomes contaminated and foul as well.
*Synthetic fibers leave a huge pollution footprint with every step of it's lifecycle. For example, the petroleum used to make the fiber is extremely toxic as well as the thousands of chemicals used in the manufacturing process to the finish result and later the final disposal.
**Organic cotton is produced without the use of pesticides or herbicides. The number of toxic or persistent chemicals in organic cotton is 0 (zero). The Texas Organic Marketing Cooperative is the largest grower of organic cotton in the USA.
**All natural fibers (that are not chemically treated) such as cotton, linen, hemp, silk, soy, flax, ramie, jute, and wool decompose completely and return to Mother Earth causing no harm to environment or humans.
TAKING THE PLEDGE TO REDUCE THESE NUMBERS IS A POSITIVE STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
What is CATA and Why You Should
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Spend $15 and save 10%-15% or receive free shipping on organic/natural apparel at participating companies nationwide for 1 year.
Your Member ID Card will be promptly mailed to the address you provide on the payment form.
TAKE THE PLEDGE. HELP STOP THE MADNESS!
New companies will be added as they honor the CATA pledge. Our goal is to offer nationwide savings.
Start saving 10%-15% or free shipping on your organic apparel purchases today.
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CATA is Consumers Against Toxic Apparel. It's an online resource to help conscious consumers like you find, shop and save on organic and natural clothing/textiles that's toxic chemical free, sustainable and dyed with organic-low impact-natural dyes. CATA creates awareness, educate and inspire consumers to know, act and be part of the solution for clean clothes and slow fashion. The online resource works to promote organic clothing companies around the nation that design, produce and sell organic/natural clothing through consciousness; being mindful of the negative impact fast, cheap and disposable fashion has on the environment and the quality of human life for millions of people working in the industry world wide.
Social justice issues such as child slavery, fair living wages, poverty, safety and overall human rights are important to CATA and its Affiliate Companies. Fair trade is strongly embraced because it allows indigenous people around the world the opportunity to earn a fair living producing cultural and specific products native to their land and resources.
We want consumers seeking alternatives in fashion to know that there are many choices in the form of small organic companies scattered across the US. Many go beyond the call of duty to offer traceability and transparency for the products they sell or produce. Many companies pride their business model on sourcing raw materials in the US and manufacturing in the USA.
CATA offers consumers the solution. We're not begging the fast fashion industry to do the right thing and produce safe apparel. We're sourcing companies that are choosing on their own to do the right thing, protect people and protect our planet through the production of clean clothes.
At Silver Needle & Thread we are proud to be an Affiliate Company. As a consumer you can Take The Pledge and become part of the solution as well-buy organic clothes from our affiliates. When you Take The Pledge you can save 10%-15% on purchases or receive free shipping for one full year.
Our goal is to help make your transition to cleaner clothes a little less bumpy and expensive.
Silver Needle and Thread offers all members a 10% discount on fabrics and any garment samples (discounts do not apply to labor fees).