What Could be More American Than the T-Shirt?

I love t-shirts, and after several seasons of super-feminine flirty blouses and dresses, they are making a comeback along with the nouveau grunge look. Of course, t-shirts and jeans are always in, but I for one am happy to retire some of my button-up tops for the easy t-shirt. And since grunge is back, I’ll be sporting mine with long-sleeves underneath come winter. Below find some great designs from companies that have organic t’s in lots of different styles.

Jamie Lee CurtisDiane Lane

Clothing of the American Mind

100% organic, fair-trade t’s with political statements (perfect for pre-election season). This company is run by three women activists, so they get extra Eco Chick cred. (Yes that is Jamie Lee Curtis and Diane Lane on the left and right.) If you’re in the LA area, their new store just opened on 1284 Sunset Boulevard in the Echo Park neighborhood.



From the UK, they also have all sorts of clothing for men, women and kids, with a snowboarder/skater aesthetic. I love the repair things T for all those crafy chicks! All organic cotton.



Vermont-based online shop. Fab stuff, and they are having a summer sale right now!


Turk + Taylor

Hand-dyed organic t’s that are made in the artist’s apartment. Featured in boutiques worldwide. Works of art, really!

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.