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    June 30, 2011
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    April 12, 2013
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FromTexas
Not impressed
PostedApril 12, 2013
For $29 + high cost of shipping & "handling", one can buy a lot of hand towels (pr use the ones you already own for free), roll them up to the thickness of the neck curve, and lie supine with the roll under the cervical curve. In fact, that is what has been recommended to me by several chiropractors, orthopedists & physical therapists. But to each their own.
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 Organic Camisole
Organic Camisole
Silky-soft organic cotton camisole
 
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FromN. Texas
Shopping Frequency:once a year
I have used this product for:less than a month
Organic Camisole
PostedDecember 19, 2011
Of course, one would not be buying such expensive lingerie, even on sale, unless the feature of being less chemically-laden were not mandatory. Unfortunately, it is a health requirement to wear only organic natural fabrics or else the allergic reactions are severe. That challenge is difficult enough. Try getting something organic in anything larger than a size 4. Yeah right.
The workmanship was good, but I swear I do not know who creates the cutting patterns for most women's wear - or worse - who does the sizing of same? Clearly most Americans are larger than the sizes described in Gaiam's size charts, but are not necessarily obese. Some of us are just larger people with larger body types even if we are not fat but fit. Even so, the XL items fit too tightly for those of us well-endowed females. And the overall shapes must have been designed for a Weeble toy or one of those square peg toy figures. Some of us have curves, and not built like 10 year old boys. Why are manufacturers of organic clothing not making underwear, sleepwear, street clothing, and outerwear -- in sizes and proportions to fit more of our American demographics? Another gripe -- bring back manufacturing in this country. We need it for many reasons! Getting down from my soap box now.
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 Organic Knit Pajamas
Organic Knit Pajamas
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FromN. Texas
Shopping Frequency:every 4 to 6 months
I have used this product for:less than a month
These cannot possibly be organic.
PostedJuly 30, 2011
These might be great to look at but not to wear. Either from the transport of being imported from Pakistan, or storage at Gaiam warehouses or transport to me, these pajamas picked up and retained what smell like pesticides or some other toxic solvents.
If they were not tainted, they might be tolerable although the fit is quite disproportionate. The top is way too short, and the facings and front facing under the buttons are not well made; they are not anchored (get bunchy immediately).
The pants' elastic is very uncomfortable; I could not wear them five minutes let alone through the night, but even shorter time because of the toxic chemicals. I feel that all sleep-ware should not have elastic or lumpy button closures; a very flat drawstring at the waist is sufficient for night-ware or lounge-ware.
I honor Gaiam at the attempts of their less-packing/wrapping for environmental issues, but not at the tradeoff of having their highly absorbent, organic cotton fabrics take on and retain the toxic exposures from whatever source(s).
Since shipping rates, especially from Gaiam are excessively high, I will just take the hit on this purchase but it was one of the biggest disappointments from Gaiam to date where I felt I had no options for order satisfaction.
By the way, their two hat clip-on solar fans do not work either. This is certainly NOT the company it was so many years ago with regard for highest quality merchandise; price for value has always been too high for items where the identical products that are available elsewhere.
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Easy-care eco alternative for your shower
 
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4 / 5
FromN. Texas
I have used this product for:less than a month
Plastic Shower Curtain Liner
PostedJune 30, 2011
I'm not fond of having any plastics or synthetics in my home or environment; however, they seem to be with us to stay. At least the typical "new" strong chemical odor was minimal with this liner, as compared to any vinyl ones I've had in decades past. Time will tell how prone they are to mold/mildew and staining.
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FromN. Texas
I have used this product for:less than a month
Nice natural fiber shower curtain
PostedJune 30, 2011
I've not had this shower curtain installed for long but it was nice to let the wrinkles hang out for awhile, then hang up right away without having to alter it or launder it first to help eliminate odors, chemicals, etc. I was a little disappointed that it seemed quite thin, but maybe it will dry more quickly than a thicker, beefier curtain. I also purchased the less-toxic plastic liner to use along with the linen curtain and they seem to work well together.
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 Organic Camisole
Organic Camisole
Silky-soft organic cotton camisole
 

Does it cling to the skin which would be uncomfortable in hot weather, or is there some "breathing" room?

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This item clings so much as to be very uncomfortable around the ribs and diaphragm, in all weather or humidity. Apparently cut to size only for children, or those pre-puberty.
2 years, 4 months ago
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justcurious
N. Texas
 

Is the current lot of linen used for the linen shower curtain more greenish or more browish? I'm trying to match one bought 2-3 years ago.

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The linen shower curtain I received in June 2011 was a neutral, but more brown town rather than any green tint; it is in a very tiny bathroom that's painted in a pastel mint green [no-VOC] paint.
2 years, 9 months ago
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justcurious
N. Texas