The economy in the U.S. is still not so great. We learned a couple of weeks ago that an old friend has lost his job, which he has had for many years. From my understanding most of the layoffs in the past few years at this company have been due to outsourcing work overseas. I love the fair trade model of business that supports global communities, at the same time I love American (and Canadian! since I am Canadian) based businesses who are committed to manufacturing their products here to support our local economy. This is where buy local is important if we want to create and maintain jobs here at home.
Ecoland is one of those companies who make USA brand undergarments for the whole family. There are no dyes, no tags and they use organic cotton. They are a California based company with a socially conscious heart. Read more…
We received three pairs of their just launched organic cotton youth socks for our oldest son to review. I just read the tag from the socks again and it says they are Organic Cotton Certified in Taiwan. The socks are made here but the cotton is bought from Taiwan.
If you have never touched organic cotton, you have to. It is very soft and this is true of these socks. They are as the picture shows: white and natural, with the heels and toes being natural making it easier for younger children to put their socks on correctly. These socks are not 100% organic cotton, but rather 72% organic cotton, 22% nylon, 2% spandex.
The socks wash up nicely and are even softer after washing. I have not noticed any pilling and they fit according to the sizes indicated on Ecoland’s website.
Our son really likes these socks. I am not crazy over white, especially for my boys because they get dirty so easily. Well, I suppose most children do. If these were all natural in color I think they would make better play socks. As it is, we struggle to get the boys to keep at least a pair or two nice for church and going out. Our son even let his sister wear them and she likes the feel and wear of these socks too.
Since the socks are ankle socks we tested to see how they stood up against shifting down into the shoe and they passed! These are good quality socks.
Ecoland socks are priced at $14.00 for three pairs. To buy, please visit Ecoland’s website.
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