Fair Indigo Blog

Pima vs Supima cotton. What's the difference?

Posted on January 28 2024

Pima vs Supima cotton. What's the difference?
One of the most common questions we get is what is the difference between Supima cotton and Pima cotton and why don't you use Supima cotton?

What's in the bag?

Posted on January 28 2024

What's in the bag?
If you've ordered from us recently, you may have noticed a cheerful pop of green in your mailbox. Our new shipping bags are the most responsible option we've found in our search for environmentally friendly packaging.

Half Sleeve Tops: Why You’ll Fall Fully in Love

Posted on December 03 2023

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Our guest blogger Caroline waxes poetic about her love affair with half sleeve tops and why they're not only practical in transitional temperatures, but an iconic style staple in just about any woman's wardrobe.

What is Pima cotton and how is it different?

Posted on October 15 2023

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What is Pima cotton? What makes it different from regular cotton? Is it worth the extra price? Let's look at the history, the benefits, and the competitors of Pima cotton.

Clothes for Sensitive Skin: How to Choose the Right Fabric

Posted on July 21 2023

clothing for sensitive skin - choosing the right fabrics for skin and clothing allergies
We're hearing from more and more people that have developed sensitivities or downright allergies to the clothes they wear. This can be such a frustrating experience. Here we try to break down what you can do.

What is slow fashion? Should I embrace it?

Posted on July 19 2023

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Have you been hearing the term 'Slow Fashion' more & more? Or maybe not. We're proud to be part of this counter-culture movement that re-asks the age-old question: "What should I wear today?"

What is organic cotton, and does it really make a difference?

Posted on July 02 2023

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Organic cotton vs cotton (the regular kind). This post is a deep dive into the reasons why Fair Indigo uses only organic cotton in its clothing. Not only organic cotton, organic Pima cotton from Peru - the top 0.05% of cotton harvested on the planet.

5 Tips to Prevent Cotton Clothing from Shrinking in the Dryer

Posted on May 29 2023

5 tips to prevent cotton clothing from shrinking in the dryer
We’ve all been there. You find the cutest shirt. It’s 100% cotton, and so comfy. It’s in your size. The color is perfection. The way it looks and fits makes you feel amazing. And then you do laundry, and what emerges from the dryer is a shrunken, puckered shadow of the shirt you put in. Ugh.

A New Year update from the founder

Posted on January 02 2023

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The past two years have been our most challenging, but we've definitely turned a corner and laid a foundation for a better, more abundant future.


Posted on April 15 2022

sustainable t-shirts
Finally. A sustainability blog post for those who like math! The numbers behind building a sustainable t-shirt.

Supply Pain: If you can't buy it, grow it!

Posted on February 04 2022

Supply Pain: If you can't buy it, grow it!
A customer recently asked, ‘What’s the deal with your supply chain? Is COVID still that bad in Peru?”

Betting on the farm

Posted on October 24 2021

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You can add organic Pima cotton to the list of things that are in short supply right now. But we've got a plan. Let's plant more cotton ourselves.

Feel good solutions are not always doing good

Posted on August 22 2021

Feel good solutions are not always doing good
For every campaign about donating or giving back clothes, there should be five more illustrating how much work goes into actually giving these clothes a new life and how much of it actually just gets dumped.

Fashion Revolution: focus on fundamentals

Posted on April 18 2021

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You're really busy. You know you should do more to research how to make better shopping decisions, how to use your purchasing power to change the world. But you just don't have time. It's ok. You can start with a focus on getting the fundamentals right.

Fashion Revolution: carrot or stick?

Posted on April 18 2021

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Real change is hard. In today's hashtag culture, we want solutions in 280 characters. There isn't a single Big Bang plan that's going to create an overnight revolution in the apparel industry. But baby steps aren't enough either.

When will you be in stock? A COVID Update

Posted on April 14 2021

When will you be in stock? A COVID Update
We're optimistic the worst is behind us, but big challenges related to the pandemic are still affecting us on the ground in Peru.

When you don't pay the bills

Posted on November 18 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for many of us, but has absolutely devastated garment workers around the world. Often times it's because of decisions made thousands of miles away, not out of necessity, but out of choice.

Making clothes during a pandemic

Posted on October 11 2020

Making clothes during a pandemic
Remember back in March and April when almost all the stores closed and you barely shopped for anything outside of food and household essentials? Clothing, unsurprisingly, was one of the...
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