A versatile item that can be casual or dressy, the Organic Long Drawstring Skirt is a must-have wardrobe piece. Made of a comfortable stretch cotton and available in a variety of pleasing and easily-paired colors, it's sure to be a new favorite in your closet!
Global Girlfriend's super soft, 100% organic cotton line is made at a non-profit employment program in the Tamil Nadu region of India. Run by an order of Franciscan Nuns, the sisters employ and care for 120 young women who are handicapped and/or economically disadvantaged. The nuns provide employment training and support along with food and accommodations. The group supports 300 local small organic farmers in the Maharastra area. Each garment is lovingly produced from seed to sewing machine. Good for the environment, good for you!
- 100% organic cotton
- Machine wash cold, no bleach, tumble dry low, iron medium
- Fairly traded from India
|Sizing in inches/cm||Waist||Length|
|S||28 / 71.1||29 / 73.6|
|M||30 / 76.2||29.5 / 75|
|L||32 / 81.2||30 / 76.2|
|XL||34 / 86.3||33 / 83.8|
Assisi Garments was Founded by Franciscan nuns in 1994 to create a livelihood for the deaf community. Assisi Garments now offers approximately 300 underprivileged women and nearly 120 physically challenged people in southern India jobs with fair trade wages, health care, and other benefits.
Profits are used to care for abandoned leprosy survivors, treat cancer patients in its hospital that accommodates up to 600 patients, run a boarding school for almost 50 blind children, and another boarding school for 200 deaf children, plus build a clinic for HIV/AIDs care.
With a deep concern for the environment and the health of mankind, they use only organic cotton grown and picked by hundreds of certified fair trade organic farmers in Maharashtra India for their clothing. Conventionally grown cotton uses more pesticides than any other crop — almost a third of a pound of pesticides and fertilizers go into a simple T-shirt. They recognized that pesticides cause health problems for farmers in India, so the Assisi Sisters and Assisi Garments support the fight against cancer by endorsing organic cotton production, and by treating people people their cancer clinics and hospital wards.
By shopping the Global Girlfriend collection, you are making a difference in women’s lives across the globe. Global Girlfriend is focused on striving for gender equality and empowerment, and the importance of women providing for themselves and their families. By supporting jobs that guarantee fair wages by fair trade, women are able to proudly contribute to their families, encouraging their communities to flourish.
I love these skirts! I have a black in M and an espresso in S – bought both several years ago – and both fit well (I'm 5'7" and 135 lbs), though obviously the S is a bit more form-fitting. Mild panty-lines are visible with the smaller skirt, but a slip underneath hides them successfully. Personally, I'd love these even more if they were ankle- or knee-length rather than mid-calf, but they are flattering – also casual and comfy, but can be dressed up enough for work (I'm a college prof). After several years, they show their wear a bit, but no worse than other cotton clothes, and I love that they're organic cotton! I hope the green ones come back!
Fab skirt made from top quality fabric and beautifully finished.
I absolutely love this skirt. I want to get one in every color they have. I was worried that it might not fit, with LG being the biggest size available. I'm 5'3 160lbs. The skirt does stretch. I'm extremely happy with this purchase