Autonomie Project


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Fair trade fashion is a tough find for adults, and even more so for kids.  Luckily there’s the Autonomie Project, which recently launched their new line of children’s wear, Little Green Radicals.

You might wonder what the in the world is ‘fair trade’?  Once upon a time, it was only heard in relation to coffee and chocolate, but I’m educating myself a little more these days.  When I buy a product, do I know where it comes from?  How are the materials sourced?  Is child labor involved?  Are any parties being exploited in the process?

Here’s a quick 101. Fair Trade organizations are engaged in supporting producers and campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade.  The strategic intent is:

  • To deliberately work with marginalized producers in order to help them move from a position of vulnerability to security and economic self-sufficiency
  • To empower producers as stakeholders in their own organizations
  • To actively play a wider role in the global arena to achieve greater equity in international trade.

But back to Little Green Radicals.  Whether or not you think global warming is overhyped, don’t sweat it.  No one would argue that caring our environment is, in fact, a good thing (which is why I support things like recycling and cloth diapering).  So regardless of how “green” you stand on the spectrum of green, these designs are very cute.  And perfect for the environmental enthusiasts in your life.  Made from super soft, organic cotton (which is grown using biodynamic agriculture – one of the most sustainable forms of cotton farming) that has not shrunk yet in the wash — our little hoodie has already gone through several cycles.

If you want to try to be more conscious about your apparel and where they come from, Autonomie Project is most definitely worth checking out.  Tees, hoodies, handbags, even footwear – they cover the basics, and also do custom printing.

A couple tidbits that impressed me about this company:

  • They plant a tree for every purchase
  • They re-use all incoming shipping & mailing boxes and materials
  • They don’t have an office – everyone on the team works from home and the company is run virtually through email, teleconference, IM, and text.

How cool is that?

Autonomie Project is giving away a children’s clothing item (of the winner’s choice) to one of our readers!  To enter, simply visit Autonomie Project and then leave a comment here on our site.  For additional entries

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This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the products listed above.  I was not compensated for this review aside from the samples provided by Autonomie Project.

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33 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. JackieNo Gravatar

    I love the “Give Peas a Chance” Organic T-Shirt ! Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

    April 1st, 2010

  2. JackieNo Gravatar

    I subscribe via email
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

    April 1st, 2010

  3. sarah bukiNo Gravatar

    i like the ‘let it bee’ onesie
    sabeckstrom at yahoo dot com

    April 1st, 2010

  4. sarah bukiNo Gravatar

    i am an email subscriber

    April 1st, 2010

  5. sarah bukiNo Gravatar

    sarah buki is a fb fan

    April 1st, 2010

  6. JillNo Gravatar

    My daughter Jayne became a vegetarian after spending two weeks at a Quaker camp last summer and falling in love with all the animals. She said “I can’t eat anything that I could be naming ‘Daisy’ and hanging out with.”
    And as the “Jayne” in Lotus Jayne, of course she embraces fair trade. She loves the sneakers!

    April 4th, 2010

  7. Vicki WurglerNo Gravatar

    I like the handbags Loly’s Shoulder Bag is my favorite

    April 5th, 2010

  8. katklaw777No Gravatar

    Very nice and such a worthy cause. Thanks.

    April 16th, 2010

  9. katklaw777No Gravatar

    I subscribe via email. Oh and I luv the bikefish tee.

    April 16th, 2010

  10. kimberlie dNo Gravatar

    Super nice website! I love the green giraffe zip sweatshirt and “Give Peas a Chance” longsleeve. Too cute!

    April 16th, 2010

  11. kimberlie dNo Gravatar

    I subscribe. thanks.

    April 16th, 2010

  12. kimberlie dNo Gravatar

    I am a Facebook fan.

    April 16th, 2010

  13. Peggy GormanNo Gravatar

    Wonderful items!! Love the Organic Cotton Shoulder Bag
    Thanks

    April 23rd, 2010

  14. Peggy GormanNo Gravatar

    subscriber

    April 23rd, 2010

  15. Peggy GormanNo Gravatar

    Facebook fan!!

    April 23rd, 2010

  16. Peggy GormanNo Gravatar

    April 23rd, 2010

  17. Jennifer T.No Gravatar

    Love the Giraffe Zip Sweatshirt! My daughter’s must-see animal at the zoo!

    April 29th, 2010

  18. Jennifer T.No Gravatar

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

    April 29th, 2010

  19. Jennifer T.No Gravatar

    I’m a facebook fan under username Jennie Tilson.

    April 29th, 2010

  20. Michele P.No Gravatar

    lots of cute goodies there! I like the locally produced playsuit :)

    May 10th, 2010

  21. Michele P.No Gravatar

    email subscriber

    May 10th, 2010

  22. Michele P.No Gravatar

    facebook fan Michele Pineda

    May 10th, 2010

  23. LeticiaNo Gravatar

    The kids hoodies are cute. I like the short sleeve t-shirt that says “I recycle my tantrums”, so cute.

    May 10th, 2010

  24. LeticiaNo Gravatar

    subscriber!!!!!

    May 10th, 2010

  25. EuniceNo Gravatar

    very cool!

    May 12th, 2010

  26. LisaNo Gravatar

    I love the cute Giraffe Zip Sweatshirt. What a neat design!

    May 15th, 2010

  27. LisaNo Gravatar

    I’m a subscriber

    May 15th, 2010

  28. trixxNo Gravatar

    Love the I Recycle My Tantrums Organic Long Sleeve T-Shirt. How true!

    May 15th, 2010

  29. trixxNo Gravatar

    I’m a subscriber! =)

    May 15th, 2010

  30. KristenNo Gravatar

    I like the “Declare” shirt.

    May 15th, 2010

  31. Kristen S.No Gravatar

    really love what they’re about and their clothes are cute:)

    May 17th, 2010

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