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Organic Cotton
Experts estimate that between one fourth and one third of a pound of pesticides are used in the production of a single cotton t-shirt. Three quarters of a pound of pesticides are used to produce a standard pair of jeans. Since cotton is not considered a food crop, there are few regulations on how often it can be treated with pesticides, herbicides and other environmentally destructive chemicals.
Organically grown cotton is cotton that is produced without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or chemicals. It is gentler on our rivers and streams, birds, insects and the farmers who cultivate it. For more detailed information on the benefits of wearing and buying organically grown cotton, please visit these sites.

Hemp
The first flag of the United States was made from hemp! Hemp is a very resilient plant that thrives naturally without the use of pesticides or chemicals, making it a great alternative to cotton for fiber production. Until the 1880s, more paper products were made from hemp than any other source. Since hemp is a quick-growing crop, it is much more efficient for paper products than trees. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp.

Industrial hemp contains very low levels of the drug THC. It is impossible to get high from smoking industrial hemp. However, since the plant looks very similar to the high-THC varieties used for marijuana, the U.S. has banned hemp farming. All of the hemp fibers in our products are imported (though many of our garments are sewn in the USA). For more hemp facts check out:

Garments from 100% hemp have a look and feel similar to linen. Hemp fabrics are extremely durable and very easy to care for; they can be machine washed and dried without worry. The fabric isn't as soft as cotton, soy or bamboo, but it wears in nicely over time and will last for years. There are several all-natural fabric softeners on the market that can also help break-in your hemp clothing more quickly to a soft, easy-wear feel. Hemp is often blended with a second fabric such as organic cotton to get a garment that is much more durable than pure cotton while being significantly softer with a smoother drape than pure hemp.

Tencel
Tencel is a brand name for the generic fiber lyocell. It is man-made from cellulose extracted from trees that are managed on land unsuitable for food crops or grazing. The production of Tencel is extraordinarily clean, and the fabric has been awarded the European Union's Eco-label. The fabric is breathable, and feels very soft like a combination of silk and suede. Tencel can be machine washed.
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Bamboo
Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant on earth. The most common species grows at the whopping rate of 1-2 inches per day, though some varieties can actually grow an astounding 3 feet in a single day. Often thought of as a tree, bamboo is actually a member of the grass family. Bamboo is a hearty plant that grows quickly and easily without the use of pesticides or herbicides, which makes it an optimal candidate for environmentally conscious uses.
Today bamboo is used for everything from furniture to flooring to clothing. The fabric spun from bamboo fibers is softer than cotton with a silky, flowing drape. Bamboo also has anti-microbial and moisture-wicking properties, making it perfect for hot summer days. Faerie's Dance is proud to offer a lovely selection of pesticide-free, bamboo tops.

Recycled Soda Bottles
While the days of the polyester suit are long gone, polyester as a fabric is still going strong. Polyester is a petroleum-based product and most fleece sweatshirts and sweatpants are made from polyester. Swimsuits are also often made from polyester. Since oil and water repel, your polyester swimsuit will dry fast and have a lovely sheen to it. But of course, polyester is an eco-nightmare as a fabric.
Hands down one of the most innovative fabrics on the market today is recycled PET or Polyethylene Terephthalate. The vast majority of soda bottles are made from virgin PET, and PET is a fairly easily recycled (melted down for reuse) material. So instead of tossing your old soda bottles in landfills, they are now being recycled into a polyester-like fabric. Recycled PET is a great option for the eco-minded everywhere (though not necessarily the best choice for chemically sensitive folks). Faerie's Dance is particularly pleased with our line of Recycled Soda Bottle Swimsuits, which stand up very well even to ocean water.

Soy Fiber
Soy fiber fabrics have a lovely, silky feel. They are made from the residue of soybeans during the Tofu manufacturing process. Therefore, this fabric is essentially reclaimed waste. The soy protein is liquefied and then extruded into long, continuous fibers that are cut and processed like any other spinning fiber. The final fabric is typically blended with organic cotton. If you haven't tried a soy fiber shirt yet, you will definitely want to!

Sizing Information
FaeriesDance.com offers an array of clothing styles and sizes ranging from extra-small [XS] to double extra-large [2XL]. Base sizes of S-M-L are available on every item we carry. For your convenience we have a "Shop by Size" section where you can find which of our products come in size XS (Misses 0-2), XL (Misses 16-18), and 2XL (Misses 18+). (At present 2xl is available only in our t-shirt collection). If you do not see your size, we may be temporarily out of stock on that item. Please contact us to find out when an item will be back in stock in your size or to special order specific sizes, colors or products not currently in stock.

We carry clothing from a number of different manufacturers and each has slightly different sizing criteria. To ensure a good fit, you will find a link to the specific size chart for each manufacturer directly on that product's information page. Simply click the "Click for Size Chart" link and a detailed sizing chart will appear in a separate window. (Note if you have pop-ups blocked, you may not see the size chart. We never use third-party advertising on our website, so you can enable pop-ups for FaeriesDance.com without worrying about being inundated.)

Special Orders
We stock all of our inventory in order to get your products to you as quickly as possible. However, if you see a particular clothing item, color or size from one of our manufacturers that we don't currently carry, let us know and we will try to special order it for you. We offer 10% off the manufacturer's retail price on almost every item we stock from US manufacturers. We will honor that policy for special orders as well.

Special orders take between 1-4 weeks depending on the item(s) being ordered. Our free shipping offer on orders over $99 is good on special orders as long as your entire order is shipped together. If you are special ordering more than one product, and would like free shipping, the order will be held until all items are received in-house.

Creating a Wishlist
If you find products that are either out of stock, that you want to purchase later, or that you want to share with your gift givers for birthday and holiday gift ideas, you can add them to your wishlist. The wishlist acts a reminder for you, or you can e-mail the contents of your wishlist to friends and family. For more details on creating and using a wishlist, see our My Wishlist FAQ.

Back Orders
We keep close watch on inventory levels to provide a smooth, convenient shopping experience for all of our customers. Despite our best efforts however, we may occasionally run out of a certain size or color. If one of the products you purchase is backordered, we will notify you immediately with an estimated delivery time. You will have the option of waiting for the incoming shipment, changing your order to a different color or size, or canceling your order at no charge to you.



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