February 1, 2012

Watch Walmart (and other stores too)Sweatshirts and other clothing materials....

An Inseam Tag (sewn inside need to turn garment inside-out to read)
Garment Information printed right onto the fabric
A Sewn in Tag appears in waist of jeans or neck of shirts
A "Hang Tag" Label

Although Walmart has surprised me in a nice way lately with organic cotton clothes that are reasonably priced, something has also upset me about the store in the last 6 months or so. When shopping for clothes, I almost always look for the material the clothes are made of. Lately, this information has to be searched out, almost as if they're trying to hide it....

Last year I found a really cute hunting hoodie sweatshirt, at Walmart, with a picture of a pointer on it and I bought it. I really love the fit, the comfort and how it washes etc.

This year when I went back to see if they had the same sweatshirt type, they did, but they were made of less cotton and more polyester. (at least they had an easy to see neck tag sewn in to check the fabric it was made of)

Many of the sweatshirts just say "even more softer feeling".... what they don't tell you is that they have even more polyester and less cotton to make the sweatshirt "feel softer". Why don't you want polyester? read the link below about bedsheets and how polyester is made, and what it is made of.

To make things worse they don't say what material they're made of on the "hang tag"(see above for a photo of a hang tag)...they don't have the material made of sewn on or printed on in ink by the neck of the garment (see above for photos)...to find out what the garment is made of you have to turn the entire sweatshirt inside out and look at the tag hidden in the inseam.(see photo above)

The moral of the story is if the company is proud of the garment and the fabric, they will label it in BOLD LETTERS everywhere!

I wrote a post on why you don't want polyester in bedsheets (or clothes either) read more here.

http://lupushope.blogspot.com/2011/12/shopping-for-bed-sheets.html Conscientious Bed Sheet Shopping

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-2/Polyester.html How Polyester is made.

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