Colored Organics® offers 100% sweatshop free certified organic cotton clothing in a variety of unique styles and colors. Our products are made using naturally hypoallergenic fabrics and the highest global quality standards. The results are non-toxic clothing that is both sustainably and ethically produced. Colored Organics® gives you the opportunity to know what you wear and shop with purpose.
Our mission at Colored Organics is to create clothing with a happy history. We start with certified organic cotton, grown without harmful pesticides and herbicides. This cotton is then carefully woven into unique and attractive pieces in our 100% Sweatshop free facilities. All our production facilities offer fair wages, safe working environments, and extended health care plans to all its employees. It is our pleasure to deliver a product that is guaranteed to benefit both the consumer and those involved in its production - this is our Fair Trade™ promise.
Color, quality, comfort and simplicity are the hallmarks of Colored Organics® style. We offer high quality, fashionable and comfortable clothing in variety of vibrant colors and attractive patterns for everyday wear. Attention to the fine details in our basic, yet sophisticated designs coupled with high quality fabrics, ensures the height of comfort and wearability.
Colored Organics® began as one mother’s effort to ensure the health, safety and comfort of her child and blossomed into a mission to provide a well-focused line of mainstream sweatshop free organic cotton clothing to consumers around the world.
Our founder, Amanda Barthelemy, is a devoted mother of two, wife, advocate and discerning businesswoman with the motivation to protect what is most precious, family. Inspired by the birth of her first born daughter Sienna, Amanda set out to provide a healthy start to her newborn baby’s life. She began to educate herself about the many products she had the option to use in the care of her daughter. Organic products seemed to adhere to a higher standard of quality and help to promote developmental health. Quality and safety were her utmost concern.
The inception of Colored Organics® came about when Amanda read an article describing the benefits of organic cotton. She was moved by the impact of using ethically produced clothing has on the farmers who grow the cotton, the workers who make the garments and their families.
It was disheartening to think of a sweatshop where a child only a few years older than her daughter was being forced to work or a child losing a father or mother due to pesticide use in unsafe conditions. She aimed to help shed light on this matter.
After some additional research to understand the wealth of benefits organic cotton could provide to other informed eco-conscious consumers, she founded Colored Organics® on the premise that organic clothing could appeal to the mainstream mom. Her passion and commitment to the well being of her family and yours has created a global brand, which is now sold in over 74 countries around the world. Under her leadership, Colored Organics® has established itself as a champion for Fair Trade, producing only sweatshop-free clothing, and adheres to the highest global standards of organic textile production (GOTS).
The materials we purchase are Fair Trade certified, following strict equitable trade practices at every level of the supply chain. To qualify as fair trade, we buy from certified farms and organizations, pay Fair Trade prices, and submit to rigorous supply chain audits.
Fair Trade USA is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. Fair Trade USA audits and certifies transactions between U.S. companies and their international suppliers to guarantee that the farmers and workers producing Fair Trade Certified goods are paid fair prices and wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment and receive community development funds to empower and uplift their communities. Fair Trade USA educates consumers, brings new manufacturers and retailers into the Fair Trade system, and provides farmers with tools, training and resources to thrive as international businesspeople.
Our clothing is created using the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS), the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. Only products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibers can become GOTS certified. All accessories, dyes, and other inputs must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. Additionally, under the GOTS our manufacturers must maintain a minimum Social Criteria, including living wages, safe working conditions, working hours that are not excessive, and more.
GOTS stipulates requirements throughout the supply chain for both ecology and labor conditions in textile and apparel manufacturing using organically produced raw materials. Organic production is based on a system of farming that maintains and replenishes soil fertility without the use of toxic, persistent pesticides and fertilizers. In addition, organic production relies on adequate animal husbandry and excludes genetic modification.