No other company helps ease sandal-wearing Muscovites from summer to fall better than Maggie’s Organics. In September, at the first nip of fall on the toes, a Birkenstock wearer can just slip on a pair of Maggie’s Organics socks and keep wearing those Birkenstocks. With October here, it’s time to cut the chill to the knees with Maggie’s lovely soft tights and switch out those Birkenstocks for Danskos.
Since its founding in 1992, Maggie's Organics has been committed to both the fair treatment of its workers and the use of organic fibers. All of their products are made with certified organic cotton or certified organic wool.
Maggie’s only uses fiber and yarn suppliers who follow the Global Organic Textile Standards, which ensure both environmental and humanitarian compliance. They also
stick with growers and yarn producers in the Americas—from Argentina, Nicaragua, Peru, and El Salvador—to help keep down their carbon footprint. By using knitting mills in North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Alabama, their full line of socks have been knit, dyed, and packaged in the United States for over twenty years. Their leggings are spun, knit, and dyed in family-run facilities in Peru.
October is National Co-op Month, and in order to celebrate, food co-ops around the country and companies like Maggie’s Organics, which works with co-operatives around the world, are raising money to support the La Riojana Co-op, an Argentinian producer of wine and olive oil. La Riojana Co-op is seeking to obtain organic certification for their nearly 95 farmers. Like many organizations which use a cooperative business model, La Riojana has been able to significantly improve the well-being of the residents of their two villages. To see which companies are joining in the effort so you, too, can support their work, check out the October Co+op Deals flyer.
Maggie’s Organics’ mission is “to produce clothing and accessories that are comfortable, durable, and affordable, and produced in such a way that respects and protects our planet’s resources and the lives of those who make the products.”
Maggie’s Organics Snapshot
Founded in 1992
Headquartered in Ypsilanti, Michigan
A+ Rating on U.S. Department of State evaluation of non-use of child and forced laborInformation from this article and more can be found at: www.maggiesorganics.com