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Our Amazingly Comfortable Clothing is Made in the USA from the Softest Organic Cotton Grown in the World.

Hi Kickstarters - Thanks for checking out our project. 

We need your help to make clothing from organic cotton that is grown without harmful pesticides. Here are five reasons why it's important. 

#1 Farm Workers - California uses more pesticides than any other state, more than 173 million pounds of pesticides were reported statewide in 2010, an increase of nearly 15 million pounds – or 9.5 percent – from 2009. These pesticides wreak havoc on the health of farm workers, their spouses and particularly the children in these agricultural communities. The crop that uses the most pesticides is cotton. By supporting organic agriculture you're helping create a supply chain that greatly reduces the chemical exposure to these workers, their spouses and most importantly their children.

California farm workers are being harmed
California farm workers are being harmed

#2 Bees - Bees pollinate 30% of our food and in the US alone honey bees pollinate $30 billion worth of crops. However just over the past six years, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has wiped out an estimated 10 million beehives, worth $2 billion. And now they know what's causing it, a cocktail of Pesticides. Supporting organic agriculture helps bring back bio-diversity to our soil and enables the complex web of life to return to the land, this means more flowering plants that can help bring back our precious bees.

10 Million Bee Colonies have been destroyed in the past six years
10 Million Bee Colonies have been destroyed in the past six years

#3 Water Quality - We simply can not live without water and most of the water is contaminated with pesticides. We now know that pesticides, herbicides, and excess nitrates move off of agricultural lands and into our rivers, lakes, streams and oceans, and down through the soil and into our aquifers. The pesticide atrazine, is found in almost every American’s drinking water, it causes hormone disruptions in humans. By supporting organic agriculture you're helping to reduce the chemicals getting into our water.

Water Quality Testing for Pesticides
Water Quality Testing for Pesticides

#4 - GMO's - GMO's have been in use for roughly 20 years, a meaningless point of time in the scope of the history of the natural world. We know there are several companies raking in massive profits, but just like every other bubble, there will be a time when we look back and wonder how we humans could have allowed such a practice. The science is clear, GMO's are not a viable long term farming practice. Insects and weeds have short lifespans, they have mutations that occur quickly, and when a mutation of a weed or insect occurs that then makes it immune to whatever chemical had killed it in the past, it is much more pervasive and harder to eradicate.

Super Weeds Explosive Growth since use of GMO's
Super Weeds Explosive Growth since use of GMO's

#5 All of the other creatures are effected too: A recent U.S. Geological Survey study estimated that seven species of amphibians will drop by 50 percent if the current rate of decline continues, this decline is fueled by pesticide use and loss of habitat.

50% Decline in Butterflies
50% Decline in Butterflies

We know there are people waiting to join this movement, but have yet to find a way to take part. Supporting this "California Organic Shirt Project" is one way we can all make a little difference. 

We need to raise a minimum of $35,000 to purchase the organic cotton and pay for the production of the T-shirts, beanies and headbands. We create 100% USA grown ORGANIC clothing to benefit the OCEAN - and you get some cool threads. 

Why back the Califonia Organic Shirt Project? As Eco-minded entrepreneurs we feel there is a better way to make clothing. Clothing made without synthetic herbicides, toxic pesticides, GMO's, or harmful dyes, without toxic run off from cotton fields polluting our water, ruining our beaches, and destroying our fragile coastal eco-systems. Clothing that anyone who cares about the environment can wear proudly.

OUR REWARDS 

100% USA Made Merino Wool Beanie or Headband

The Baah-D Ass Beanie and Coconut Button Headband are super comfy on the noggin and aren't the least bit itchy. Made from the finest USA Merino Wool from sheep raised humanely on one of 16 family ranches in Wyoming. The yarn is spun, hand dyed and sent to our good friends in Colorado who knit the hats and headbands on a hand powered knitting machine. This beanie will not only keep your head warm, it will warm your heart because you will know it was made by people that love animals and the environment.

100% USA Grown Organic Cotton Clothing

Color Options 

We have Black, White and a selection of colors below. We can add new colors upon request so if you desire a special color let us know and if we get enough interest we can add it.

Sizes and Fit

Our goal is to create clothing for all shapes and sizes. Our clothing is considered regular fit or true to size. Our fabric is designed for zero shrinkage, and after 50+ washes we can say without a doubt these super comfy and super soft shirts are made to stay that way.

Shirt Sizes

Child/Youth: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12

Women's: XS, S, M, L , XL

Men's: S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3X

Tagless Neck Label


Child and Youth Crew

Women's Scoop Neck 

Women's Tank Top 

Men's Organic Cotton Crew

Men's V-Neck

Designs

We have several designs available for each of our shirts. You have the choice of one of our designs or a basic shirt with no design. We will be adding designs as we progress. If you're a designer that loves the oceans, lakes, rivers and streams we'd love for you to submit designs to us. 

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The biggest obstacle we faced has already been overcome, and that was growing the organic cotton (which takes 8 months and requires the cooperation of Mother Nature). The organic cotton has been grown, ginned and graded by the USDA. We have the highest grade of cotton grown in the US. This long staple, high grade cotton is the reason we can create the type of yarn (threads) that make an ultra light and amazingly comfortable fabric.

We already have a track record of making amazingly comfortable clothing with nearly all of the suppliers involved in this project. Every company in our supply chain is emotionally invested in the success of this project. Every supplier realizes this project is really about the long term goals to grow a USA based supply chain for textiles and fabrics not just funding a one time project. The success of this project will allow us to create new styles and designs and increase our capacity to help heal and protect the oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams.

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    Contribute Five Bucks to Kickstart our Eco-Friendly Clothing Line and you'll receive a handwritten Thank You Note along with a PuraKai Eco-Friendly Sticker (made from 100% recycled post consumer plastic).

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    THE PURAKAI MERINO WOOL BEANIE: Made from the finest USA Merino Wool, 100% Hand Dyed and 100% Made in the USA. The Merino Wool comes from one of 16 family ranches in Wyoming that raise sheep humanely. Each Beanie is hand made in Colorado on a hand powered knitting machine. The wool is super soft and feels Amazingly Comfortable on your noggin.

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    THE PURAKAI MERINO WOOL KNITTED HEADBAND: Made from the Finest USA Merino Wool, 100% Hand Dyed and 100% Made in the USA. The Merino Wool comes from one of 16 family ranches in Wyoming that raise sheep humanely. Each Headband is made on a hand powered knitting machine, and the buttons are made from Coconuts. The wool is super soft and feels Amazingly Comfortable on your noggin.

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    CHILD OR YOUTH CREW (sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) in the color and size of your choice - 100% California Grown Organic Cotton and 100% Made in the USA. Super Soft and Light Weight. Our kids call the shirts their Super Comfy shirts.

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    WOMEN'S SWOOP NECK TEE (Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL) in the color and size of your choice - 100% California Grown Organic Cotton and 100% Made in the USA.. Super Soft and Light Weight. Upscale casual for those nights on the town, light and quick drying for working out and super comfy for chillaxin on the couch.

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    WOMEN'S TANK TOP (Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL) in the color and size of your choice - 100% California Grown Organic Cotton and 100% Made in the USA. Super Soft and Light Weight. Upscale casual for those nights on the town, light and quick drying for working out and super comfy for chillaxin on the couch.

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    MEN'S CREW (Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3X) in the color and size of your choice - 100% California Grown Organic Cotton and 100% Made in the USA. Super Soft and Light Weight. Upscale casual for those nights on the town, light and quick drying for working out and super comfy for chillaxin on the couch.

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    MEN'S V-NECK (Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3X) in the color and size of your choice - 100% California Grown Organic Cotton and 100% Made in the USA. Super Soft and Light Weight. Upscale casual for those nights on the town, quick drying for working out and super comfy for chillaxin on the couch.

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    YOUR CHOICE OF ANY SHIRT AND EITHER A HEADBAND OR BEANIE.

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    YOUR CHOICE OF ANY 3 SHIRTS in the color and size of your choice. Each shirt is made from 100% California Grown Organic Cotton and 100% Made in the USA. Get one for a gift and keep a couple for yourself

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    YOUR CHOICE OF ANY 4 SHIRTS in the color and size of your choice. Each shirt is made from 100% California Grown Organic Cotton and 100% Made in the USA. They make great gifts too.

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    YOUR CHOICE OF ANY 5 SHIRTS in the color and size of your choice. Each shirt is made from 100% California Grown Organic Cotton and 100% Made in the USA. They make great gifts too.

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    YOUR CHOICE OF ANY 12 SHIRTS in the color and size of your choice, but only if you promise to donate and/or recycle your old shirts. They make great gifts too.

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    THE ADVENTURE PACKAGE - We will fly you out to sunny San Diego (from US Only) for three days of PuraKai "Pure Ocean" Adventure (hotel included). You will get personal surf and paddle board lessons, dive or snorkle with leopard sharks, freedive in the kelp forest with sea lions, learn to spear a fish in the open ocean, tag and release a mako shark, and go on a kayak tour in La Jolla cove, all with one of our PuraKai ambassadors. And each day after all the fun you have the day to relax on the beach or explore the city. You will also receive 15 shirts of your choice along with 2 beanies or 2 headbands in the color of your choice

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