BODY of Santa Fe Announces Eco-Friendly Holiday Shopping Options: Boutique among top spots in Santa Fe for finding chemical free clothing this season

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For shoppers looking for organic, chemical-free products made in small batches that produce less waste, Santa Fe, New Mexico can be a veritable gold mine of opportunity during holiday shopping missions. BODY of Santa Fe among other boutiques in the City Different offer clothing lines that do not use pesticides and other chemicals while also being conscientious about waste and water usage during production.

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The world is starting to realize that people can wear beautiful and gorgeous designs without subjecting our bodies and environments to the documented dangers of pesticides. -- Lorin Parrish, owner of BODY.

BODY of Santa Fe, a yoga studio, spa, café and boutique in the heart of the City Different, is known for its ethos of living chemical free. This holiday season, BODY and other Santa Fe boutiques are offering opportunities to find eco-friendly clothings lines that makes gift giving responsible and healthy for loved ones.

In the United States, 1/3 pound of agricultural chemicals are typically used in the production of a single cotton t-shirt while $2.6 Billion worth of pesticides are used on cotton production worldwide each year. In California, five of the top nine pesticides used on cotton are cancer-causing chemicals such as cyanazine, dicofol, naled, propargite and trifluralin.

"The world is starting to realize that people can wear beautiful and gorgeous designs without subjecting our bodies and environments to the documented dangers of pesticides,” said Lorin Parrish, owner of BODY.

This season, shopping in Santa Fe’s eco-friendly boutiques makes gift giving a more conscious and healthful choice:

BODY of Santa Fe (333 Cordova Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505): The BODY Boutique carries clothing, accessories, and home goods from companies that practice fair-trade, sustainable, and organic business practices, including men's, women's, and children’s clothing for work, school, and play. BODY sells pieces from designers such as:

*Raw Earth Wild Sky
*Prairie underground
*Stewart and Brown
*Groceries Apparel
*Hyde (Yoga Cloths)
*Natural High

Bodhi Bazaar (500 Montezuma #117 Santa Fe, NM 87501) Bodhi’s high end lines include such luxurious organic, hemp, bamboo and cashmere lines as Viridis Luxe and American-made brand Bailey 44.

Doubletake (321 South Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM 87501): This consignment store in the Railyard district has everything from vintage bags and clothing to cowboy boots, furniture, blankets, rugs and paintings as well as a large collection of turquoise jewelry. Doubletake is a great solution for purchasing gently used items and reducing waste.

Spirit (109 W. San Francisco St. Santa Fe, NM 87501): This small boutique near Santa Fe’s historic plaza has such designers as Roberta Scarpa organic tops, Epice scarves, and Calleen Cordero, known for her USA made products.

Just 2.4% of the world's arable land is planted with cotton yet it accounts for 24% of the world's insecticide market and 11% of sale of global pesticides, making it the most pesticide-intensive crop grown on the planet.

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Jennifer Hinsley
JLH Media
505 603 8643

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