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Walmart now carries certified organic baby clothing!!!

post #1 of 94
Thread Starter 
I am so excited. I actually bought 2 outfits tonight on sale for $7 for I couldn't believe it. The brand name is GEORGE baby organics. They are also carrying alot of organic food now.

100% Certified Organically Grown Cotton
I could scream.: : :
post #2 of 94
Yes... but who makes them?
post #3 of 94
Thread Starter 
well..............I would like to know more about it. I am a little new to some things and I can always benefit from someone elses knowledge.
post #4 of 94

marketing scheme

Walmart is trying to get a wider range of consumers in thier store. We notice the organic baby clothing because that's what we're interested in. they hope that word will spread and thousands of hippy mamas will run out and buy wal-mart organic clothing. Who's making them? People in china. They do chose to work for wal-mart, but they are treated unkindly and get paid near to nothing. You should see the women sweating (litterally, because it is so hot in the factory) to make your baby's organic clothing. You should also look into how the employees are treated. The employees are forced to work overtime, but not allowed to clock in for the extra hours, if they dont do the extra hours then they loose thier benefits or thier job. Don't get so excited over wal-mart, the company is ruining our country. Buy from local business's, it's worth the extra mula. You should check out the movie "Walmart, the high price of low cost"
Liz
post #5 of 94
Thread Starter 
The thing is I live in a small town and all we have is a walmart, and two grocery stores. I live about an hour away from anywhere that I can get what I want so all i got is Walmart.

If you guys know of some reasonably priced organic clothing online I would love to have the websites.

post #6 of 94
Yes! I'm not preggo yet, but I'm definately LOOKING!:
post #7 of 94
Also what is organic in the USA is not the same in China. They spray DDT on their "organic cotton".
post #8 of 94
Yikes! that can't be good... why do they put that crap on it?!
post #9 of 94
Because they can. Laws are different in China. Remeber when Wal Mart said their stuff was made in the USA? And it turned out to be a town called Usa? Yeah would not trust WalMart.
post #10 of 94
This is an interesting article.
http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2...one/index.html

It points out the inconsistencies with this. The head of Wal Mart still brags about driving a gas guzzler, and the fact that these organic clothes are shipped from far away places such as China increases wasteful use of fuel (when they could be made nearby instead.)

I have to say I'd be skeptical about their organic claims as well.
post #11 of 94
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i live in a very rural farming community and we just to not have the stores around here that we can buy clothes from.. Walmart is not only the cheapest place to buy your clothes it is 1 of 3 places in my town that you can buy clothes. I think that has alot to do with they're growth. People like me don't really have a choice.
post #12 of 94
unfortunately, that's the curse of wal-mart. They come into a small town that has several shops and small businesses. They drive out the little people with lower prices and gain a monopoly. Then they can raise the prices to whatever they want. They hurt the community by refusing to insure their workers and treating them unfairly and by running out any competition. We're getting out first wal-mart in Atlanta, and I'm so sad because we've managed to keep it out for so long.
post #13 of 94
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Originally Posted by skybluepink02 View Post
unfortunately, that's the curse of wal-mart. They come into a small town that has several shops and small businesses. They drive out the little people with lower prices and gain a monopoly. Then they can raise the prices to whatever they want. They hurt the community by refusing to insure their workers and treating them unfairly and by running out any competition. We're getting out first wal-mart in Atlanta, and I'm so sad because we've managed to keep it out for so long.
where I live (the walmart is in the next town over) it is very much the opposite and business is booming all over. (not that I like it!) but there actually are mom and pop businesses all over since our walmart closed and opened a super walmart! (like a hundred + in the last 2 years!) we are also getting things like a helicoptor pad, etc. and the hospital 25 min away updraded after 50+ years, a local pharmacy and several clinics,etc...) business is improving the town dramatically. I don't know if it's a coincidence or what? I am on the border of mexico though so I'm sure the demographic is a bit different than anywhere else in the country. (the old walmart was supposedly the largest grossing store in the US & people will drive 3 hours to our walmart from mexico!) the weirdest thing is our walmart has cheaper prices than the one 45 min away or 1 hour away..

I wish I didn't have to shop there and do find myself going there for less and less. I try use the internet more and more these days for shopping! (No impulse buying that way! : ) I am living on SSA benefits since DH died so I do what I have to do!

I get things like dog/cat food and the sposies my kids wear at night, socks,etc. it's cheap and it's only 20 min away compared to 2 hours round trip to go to Target,etc. who sells half the same stuff from the same sweatshops. everytime I go to walmart I say it will be the last time but I always go back.
post #14 of 94
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Originally Posted by Goddess3_2005 View Post
Because they can. Laws are different in China. Remeber when Wal Mart said their stuff was made in the USA? And it turned out to be a town called Usa? Yeah would not trust WalMart.

Also, carrying that moniker "Made in the USA" is NOT a assurance that the manufacturers were treated well. There seems to be this loophole that things produced in US Territories such as American Samoa (which can ethically be called the USA) do not have to be produced in accordance with the standards we have here on the mainland. You still have to do your homework.
post #15 of 94
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Originally Posted by masherrell View Post
i live in a very rural farming community and we just to not have the stores around here that we can buy clothes from.. Walmart is not only the cheapest place to buy your clothes it is 1 of 3 places in my town that you can buy clothes. I think that has alot to do with they're growth. People like me don't really have a choice.
Do you have no second hand stores even?
post #16 of 94
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Originally Posted by rainbowmoon View Post
I get things like dog/cat food and the sposies my kids wear at night, socks,etc. it's cheap and it's only 20 min away compared to 2 hours round trip to go to Target,etc. who sells half the same stuff from the same sweatshops. everytime I go to walmart I say it will be the last time but I always go back.

I am NOT suggesting you drive two hours to shop at Target, BUT if it were less far, it would still be the lesser of the two evils. Their manufacturing practices are about the same and WM but their employees are treated a lot better.
post #17 of 94
oh I sure would shop at TArget any day over walmart if it was local! ( i keep hoping they will build one-we have Home Depot & a movie theater, so I'm hoping!) I truthfully think walmart woulkd go out of business though if Target came in.

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Originally Posted by Mackenzie View Post
I am NOT suggesting you drive two hours to shop at Target, BUT if it were less far, it would still be the lesser of the two evils. Their manufacturing practices are about the same and WM but their employees are treated a lot better.
post #18 of 94
I'm seriously bummed now, not because I want the Wal-Mart "organics" (*blech*) but because I recently bought some Hemp/Organic cotton fabric that was grown and made in China The info. I looked up said hemp isn't grown in the US so you have to import this fabric. Could someone provide me with some reliable sources stating the uses of damaging contaminants (such as DDT) on these crops?

A little off topic, but I just got some Eco-bags from a co-op held here, and was so sad to read they were made in India. They're certified organic by Skal International, so I wonder how their standards compare to USDA's.
post #19 of 94
Here's the website to the "Control Union World Group" which deals with Organic Certifications:

http://www.controlunion.com/
post #20 of 94
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Originally Posted by Goddess3_2005 View Post
Because they can. Laws are different in China. Remeber when Wal Mart said their stuff was made in the USA? And it turned out to be a town called Usa? Yeah would not trust WalMart.
OMG! I never heard that. Wow! I don't get the DDT thing either. How can it be sold in the US as organic if it is not?
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