About Our Clothing Partners:
Orgotton began in 2009 when sisters, Kristy & Stef, decided there was a need for clothing that was both stylish and good for the environment. The company started in their parent's basement and has grown from casual t-shirts and tank tops to a 12 piece collection with a focus on multi-function.
Ethical practices, organic fabrics, and local production are at the heart of Orgotton's mission. We focus on local production in Philadelphia that allows us to support local cut and sew manufacturers. We also make sure to use the best quality eco-friendly fabrics for all of our clothing. We use a blend of Organic Cotton, Bamboo, and Spandex that is Made in the USA. We want to go back to a time where clothing was made to last and transcend time. The handcrafted and local part of the process is so important; not only for the quality, but also for the support we are giving to the local economy here in Philadelphia.
In an effort to lessen our environmental footprint, all of Orgotton’s hangtags are made from seeded paper so when you plant them wildflowers grow!
An eco-friendly Los Angeles based apparel brand that's here to to break the "granola", "tree hugger" mentality that goes along with being an eco-conscious consumer. All fabrics used are eco-friendly, sustainable, and knitted locally in Los Angeles. What you wear creates jobs, connects people, and gives back to the community.
We are committed to doing our part in making our products as easy on the environment as possible. We continue to grow our Organic line with new fabrics, styles and colors in 100% Organic Cotton, Recyclable RPET, Bamboo & Eco-Triblend. All of our sustainable fabrics are made with Organic / Eco-Friendly yarns and finished with environmentally friendly dyes.
Is your organic cotton certified?
Yes, all of our Organic Cotton is certified by GOTS which stands for Global Organic Textile Standard.
What makes this cotton organic?
We grow our own cotton without pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers which can be harmful to the environment.
What is Hemp?
Moving on to the hemp fabric, which is really all we’re concerned about, it’s an incredibly strong, durable fiber that grows quickly. Hemp clothing is great at holding its shape and will even get softer as it ages. As the saying goes; “hemp doesn’t wear out, it wears in.”
What is Bamboo?
Silky smooth and soft to the touch while being naturally hypoallergenic. The bamboo plant grows faster than any other plant, making it the most renewable. Some species of bamboo can grow up to two feet per day and many species grow even faster than that! The bamboo fabric absorbs moisture really well and because of that, requires less dye than conventional cotton which uses more harmful chemicals that negatively affect our environment.
What is RPET?
RPET stands for Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate, or recycled PET. Our products that contain RPET yarn are made using recycled bottles. The amount of bottles per style may vary.
What type of dyes do you use?
We only use low impact, fiber reactive dyes in our garments that are not harmful to the environment. This means that they our dyes do not contain any heavy metals or toxic substances. Recycled water is used in our dye facilities as well. We use the least amount of water when compared with all other dye processes available in the industry. The cotton absorbs over 70% of the dye which forms a direct link to the cotton fiber resulting in superior colorfastness and minimal run-off. This applies to both our organic and non-organic styles.
About the Designer:
I am Evangeline Delaney an only child, born and raised by a single mother in Monrovia, Liberia. I moved to the United States in 2002 in hopes of a better life after living through trauma of 13 years of civil war in Liberia.
I attended the College of St Catherine and obtained a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in International Business and Economics. I have always had fashion at the center of my heart and though it took many years to decide what to do with such passion and talents I am now out with my clothing line.
I am intrigued by fashion from 1920s and 1930s but also like to modernize it a little so I merge the three eras and come up with Vchic Designs. V for vintage and Chic for the modern taste of my designs.