NEW WITH TAGS Black Criss Cross organic cotton top with 3/4 sleeve from Maggie's Functional Organics. Size XL.
RETAIL PRICE $36.00. For a limited time we are offering this at a sale price of $28.50. Take advantage of this, the sale won't last long!
This item ships US First Class Mail (usually delivers in 3 days) for $3.25.
Versatile, comfortable and LUXURIOUSLY soft, the neck can be worn up or folded down, and the v-front can be worn high or low. This is a great top that can be casual or dressy-casual. Very flattering cut. This is an original top by Maggie's, and is a fitted garment. If you prefer a looser fit, choose your top one size larger. I am a confirmed t-shirt bum, and I found this top very comfortable, and very flattering--a great combination!
And nursing moms, this great looking shirt makes the perfect nursing top!!
If you purchase more than one item, there is a shipping discount that will NOT be reflected in the checkout. If you pay by Paypal I will refund the overpayment. Check, cashier's check or money order payments, please contact me for a revised total.
I can also ship to Canada. Please contact me for shipping to your postal code.Personal checks held for 7 days. Canadian buyers send postal code for shipping quote.
Why buy organic? (grown without chemical pesticides and fertilizers.) Read some of the info below. I was shocked when I read it:
The worlds Cotton crop represents approximately 3% of all cultivated land. This same crop utilizes 25% of the world's annual pesticide production, and 10% of the annual herbicide production. Five of the top nine pesticides used on cotton in the U.S. (cyanide, dicofol, naled, propargite, and trifluralin) are KNOWN cancer-causing chemicals. All nine are classified by the U.S. EPA as Category I and II- the most dangerous chemicals.
It is estimated that it takes approximately 1/3 pound of chemicals to grow enough cotton to make just one T-shirt.
In the U.S. today, it takes approximately 8-10 years, and $100 million to develop a new pesticide for use on cotton. It takes approximately 5-6 years for weevils and other pests to develop an immunity to that same new pesticide.
Cottonseed, the by-product of ginning cotton fiber, accounts for 60% of the yield from each harvest. The cottonseed is where the most concentrated amounts of pesticide residues remain. Some of this cottonseed is made into oil; the oil you read on the ingredient labels of cookies, cakes, and snacks. Some of this cottonseed is sent to our dairies and cattle ranches. This chemical cottonseed enriches the butterfat in dairy, and marbles the beef that we eat.In California, it has become illegal to feed the leaves, stems, and short fibers of cotton known as gin trash to livestock, because of the concentrated levels of pesticide residue. Instead, this gin trash is used to make furniture, mattresses, swabs, cottonballs and tampons.
In Californias San Joaquin Valley, estimates are that less than 25% of a pesticide sprayed from a crop duster ever hits the crop. The remainder can drift for several miles, coming to rest on fruit and vegetable crops, and farm- workers. One year more than one hundred workers fell ill after a single incident of such drift onto an adjacent vineyard.
The problems with clothing production dont stop in the field. During the conversion of conventional cotton into clothing, numerous toxic chemicals are added at each stage- silicone waxes, harsh petroleum scours, softeners, heavy metals, flame and soil retardants, ammonia, and formaldehyde- to name just a few. So IF YOU DON'T BUY ORGANIC, and let's face it, most of us can't afford to buy everything organic, WASH any new conventional cotton clothing before wearing it, at least once, twice is better. Your skin can absorb chemicals that are on your clothes.