Friday, March 2, 2012

Repair the World ® Apparel, review (And a giveaway)

Are you a fan of green items, great environmentally friendly clothing and accessories? Well I have a great site to introduce you all to Repair the World® Apparel. Here is a little information about Repair the World® Apparel from the website:

Repair the World® is more than just a clothing company. It's an engine for positive change. It's corporate responsibility at its finest. It's a community of citizens committed to improving the state of the world.

Ever since its inception, RTW has been dedicated to integrating humanitarianism with business, environmentalism with industry. Guided by these principles, founders Alan Brown, Mark Heiman, and Christie Brown devised a plan to turn their passions into a truly forward-thinking brand.

Here at Repair the World® Apparel, the challenges of our growing carbon footprint are being addressed head-on, every day. All of the clothing manufactured and sold by RTW has been made from sustainable fabrics, including materials such as recycled colored cotton and recycled plastic bottles.

Just switching a portion of the items in our closets to sustainable clothing can have a huge impact on the health of our planet. But here at Repair the World®, we believe in going further.

A significant portion of the profits generated by the sales of Repair the World® clothing will support initiatives to provide those in developing countries with opportunities to improving the quality of their lives, as well as the livelihood of their communities.

There are so many great items on the site, her are of some of my favorites:

Reparel™ Ruffle Tank Top

Reparel™ Kid’s Unisex top and pants

Reparel™ Men's Juan Polo

Reparel™ Single Strap Tank Top

I was very fortunate to be able to review, Reparel™ Asymetrical Joni Turtle Neck Jumper in the charcoal color

Cute and simple. This is a wardrobe staple. Layer Joni over our leggings and you’re set to go. Side pockets and a rib collar to warm up with. Slender arms and a fitted body.
Comfort, versatility, durability, and sustainability…you’ll feel good in our Reparel™  apparel, and you can feel good about them too.

This Jumper is part of our Reparel™ line of products.
Recycle + Apparel = Reparel™
  • Jersey Fabric made from 55% pre-consumer recycled colored cotton / 45% post-consumer recycled polyester
Easy Care: Machine wash, cold.

My Review:

Being “green” seems like the in thing to do these days, but being green should not be treated like a passing fad. We recycle repurpose and reuse, as much as we can.  I feel that it is very important to show my daughter by example, so that she will grow up to respect and take care of the our planet.  And we are trying to switch out clothing to more environmentally friendly items.  I was very  fortunate to be able to review a dress from a great company that is trying to help our planet too. Repair the World® Apparel, is a unique company that really cares.

I love that some of the proceeds go to Friendship Bridge. Friendship Bridge  has microcredit and education programs. The group is comprised of seven women who will use their loans to support their businesses, which include selling vegetables, running a small grocery store and weaving. This is such a wonderful thing.

But how are the clothes on the site? I have had some natural clothes in the past, and they have been rough and scratchy… Not exactly comfortable.  I could not wait to try out this dress, I hoped it was better than my past experiences…

Well I have to say this dress is amazing, I love the soft feel of the dress. The dress hugs my curves in all of the right ways. It is a very soft recycled cotton and recycled polyester blend.  It is nothing like the other “bad” natural clothing I have tried in the past.  The neck is floppy and not constricting, I am not a fan of tight clothing around my neck, and this is very comfortable and I have no issues with it.

I can easily wear this to work, and wear this to a movie. This dress is so versatile.  I wore this out shopping at the mall (I know exciting huh?) and I was very comfortable and felt great in the dress. My husband loves the look of a dress and leggings, it is just one of his favorite looks on me.  And since it has been so very cold here in the northeast, wearing leggings with this dress (for now) is a must. I will have to pick up a cute belt for this, I love the way the model looks with a belt paired with this dress.

I was able to wash the dress in the washing machine (no dry cleaning needed.. who has time to go to the dry cleaners anyway?) with ease, I just washed it with like colors, and it came out just fine. There was no shrinkage or wear with the garment.  This dress would also be great for travel, it folds nicely and will travel well. I will surely be bring this dress with me on our next Disney World vacation May.

The price is affordable at only $40.00 this dress is a great price, and don’t let the lower price make you think this is not a great dress. The dress is well made.  The price is right and it will not break the bank. This dress also comes in a lovely brown color as well, I will have to let my hubby know about this, because this would make a great gift and my birthday is coming up soon (hint hint).

I love that my purchases will help the environment, help these women and will look great on me! Well that is a no lose situation, what a wonderful company this is.  I would recommend this dress for people who love to feel comfortable and still look stylish. And feeling good about making your purchase from a company is priceless.

The great folks at Repair the World® Apparel are giving one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win a Reparel™ Asymetrical Joni Turtle Neck Jumper in the charcoal. To enter please visit Repair the World®, take a look around the site, then come back here and tell me your favorite item from the site. There are also other ways to enter. Please enter below.

Buy it:

To purchase any of the great items above and more please visit Repair the World®.

Win it:

One winner will win the exact dress I reviewed Reparel™ Asymetrical Joni Turtle Neck Jumper in the charcoal in your choice of size.

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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received a dress to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .


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My favorite item is the Monica Bell sleave tunic.

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clc408 said...

I like the Reparel™ Zippered Cuff-Neck Pullover Sweater

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I like the Reparel™ Women’s Penelope Fashion Jegging
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Gina said...

I like the Reparel™ Zippered Cuff-Neck Pullover Sweater

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I like the Cropped Leggings.

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mverno said...

i like the Reparel Women’s & Junior's Longsleeve Top

Michelle said...

I like the Reparel™ Women’s Monica Bell Sleeve Tunic! Thanks for the chance to win!
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michedt said...

I really like the Reparel™ Rib Collar Henley Jumper
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Reparel™ Zippered Cuff-Neck Pullover Sweater

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Hoa said...

I love the Reparel™ Rib Collar Henley Jumper.


Stacey P (cosaver213) said...

I love the Reparel™ Women’s Monica Bell Sleeve Tunic.

Karen said...

I like the rib collar henley jumper. Thanks for the giveaway.


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Reparel™ Rib Collar Henley Jumper.

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I like Reparel™ Women’s & Junior's Longsleeve Top

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