• Kaufhaus Schramm “Kaufhaus Schramm” in Tübingen

    We are happy to announce the first store which is selling MARGA clothing. The store “Kaufhaus Schramm” is known for best organic products in clothing and food. It is located near Tübingen in a city called Jungingen.

    Beside organic clothing the store offers a huge variety in natural products such as wines, food, cosmetics or shoes.

    Try our clothing directly in store and enjoy genuine natural clothing.

    Kaufhaus Schramm

    http://www.kaufhaus-schramm.de/

    #ecofashion #tübingen #jungingen #organicclothing #naturalclothingstore #marga #trueindigo

  • cotton production in india We visited the production in India

    Organic Cotton production in India

    Marga Production in India

    This year we decided to visit the production in India to start our first kids clothing, first women basics, some casual shorts and of course some white shirts for the business people among us who want to dress better. Our first step was visiting the spinning mills where organic cotton is processed into yarn. There are many different procedures like filtering the raw cotton and spinning it to yarn. There are special machines for the GOTS cotton which treats it in an organic way.

    The organic yarn is then further processed into the desired fabrics we need and is then delivered to our tailors.

    Here happens the most interesting part, the developing of the samples. The fabric will be cut in shape which is then used for stitching and sewing. After the samples are finished they are still white. So they go on their way to the dyeing unit, which is hand-dyeing with 100% natural dye. The color is fixed with natural ingredients and washed with bio-degradable soap! Healthy for you and clean for the environment. The water which is being used for dyeing is afterwards used for watering the plants, which grow big and beautiful!

    All these procedures avoid harmful chemicals to offer you a truely chemical-free product, which is hard to find these days.

  • 25+ Reasons for fair organic cotton: „Vegan” clothing

    Misery is increasing on earth with the amount of us consuming more and more for less and lesser prices. What is the price for our greed, to get more and more, cheaper and cheaper?

    No money on earth should be responsible for such misery like child labor, where children work under worst conditions, farmers have to struggle with surviving, dyers risk their health and even die due to exposure to harmful chemicals or whole rivers pollute and life is no more possible at that area.

    The solution to this problem is the reduction or avoidance of toxic chemicals used in the whole manufacturing process.

    And there organic cotton comes into play!

    FAQs

    Effects on the environment

    Benefits for you

    Consumption, Quality and Ethics

    Trustworthy certificates

    FAQs

    organic cotton

    What is organic cotton?

    Organic cotton is grown under certain circumstances and rules from the environment institute. Chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers are prohibited. Furthermore genetically manipulated plants and the harvest with chemical defoliants are strictly forbidden.

    How can I recognize products with organic cotton?

    Most of the time products are labeled with different certificates like the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard). More information about that under “Trustworthy certificates”.

    Are products made of organic cotton automatically organic products?

    No, indeed the resource for the clothing is of organic origin, but the final product could be dyed synthetically or further processed with harmful chemicals, which contradicts the sense of organic products. Mario MARGA clothing for example uses only 100% natural dye and avoids toxins or harmful chemicals in all manufacturing processes. More information under “Natural Dyeing“.

    Effects on the environment

    Reason #1: More drinking water

    Due to organic growing more than half of the water is saved during the watering of the cotton. This does not only save precious drinking water for the farmers and the community but also let it stay clean.

    Reason #2: Cleaner rivers

    The production of 1 ton conventionally grown cotton pollutes 200 tons of water!

    Reason #3: More fish!

    Non poisoned rivers equals in more life in waters and therefore more fish for the people. This does not only benefits the community in that area but the whole environment.

    Reason #4: Less herbicides and pesticides to the environment

    Common grown cotton is responsible for the use of 25% of the worlds insecticides and 12% of the herbicides! Organic cotton avoids this huge amount of environmental pollution.

    Reason #5: Less stress on farmer

    Durch die Vermeidung von Spritzmitteln oder Entlaubungsmitteln sind die Bauern einer viel geringeren Belastung im Gegensatz zu konventionellen Anbaumethoden ausgesetzt.

    Reason #6: Sustainable cultivation

    Instead of expensive fertilizers farmers can use their own dung and compost for the acres. A specified succession gives the farmers the possibility to grow their own organic products so they are not bound to cotton. Furthermore the acres stay fertile and are not exploited.

    Reason #7: Less CO2

    One T-Shirt made from organic cotton releases during production (according to Ökoinstitut Freiburg) 1 kilo CO2 whereas commonly grown cotton can release up to 7 kilos CO2 per produced T-Shirt!

    Reason #8: Earth remains fertile

    When growing ecolocically, cotton needs a thick humus layer, which can save a lot more of water and nutrients. Furthermore crop rotations help keeping the fertility of the acres.

    Reason #9: Better working conditions

    Farmer and worker are less exposed to harmful chemicals.

    Reason #10: Less energy consumption

    Less water for watering, less fertilizer and less spraying agents means that less energy is consumed in the whole production process!

    Reason #11: Economic growth 

    Acres are not destroyed or polluted. Therefore it can be used sustainably and the economy can grow continuously.

    Reason #12: No exploitation of the worker

    Farmers can achieve better prices for organic grown cotton than with conventional cotton. In addition they save money on synthetic fertilizer.

    Reason #13: No child labor

    Organizations pay attention that pay standards are respected and child’s work ist completely avoided!

    Benefits for you

    Reason #14: No toxic herbicides or pesticides

    Your clothing is clean and free from toxic herbicides and pesticides which can harm your health.

    Reason #15: No toxic bleaching

    Normal cotton is often bleached or undergoes other chemicals procedures. Organic cotton avoids these methods of processing.

    Reason #16: Less skin irritations

    Many people get unexplainable skin irritations due to synthetic or toxic clothing. They often don’t think about that the reason may be their new clothing which they bought for under 5$.

    Reason #17: Less contactallergies

    Our skin is the biggest organ of our body! And the clothing we wear covers this organ almost fully! Toxic components may be released from the garments and be absorbed by our skin and can set off contactallergies. Organic cotton not!

    Reason #18: Less synthetic components

    Products made from organic cotton are 100% pure. There is no blend of polyester or elasthan.

    Reason #19: More Nature!

    If the dyeing is 100% natural, like in our products, you are holding a piece of true nature in your hands! But remember one thing, only the fewest use these expensive natural dyes! More information at “natural dyeing“.

    Reason #20: Softer fabric

    Organic cotton is harvested by hand and not by big machines which can harm the cotton. Therefore the cotton will always be softer and the quality will always be better. It feels soft on the skin.

    Reason #21: Reduction of the toxic absorption through sweating

    Every poison or toxic ingredient which gets into the garments in the whole production process has the potential to harm you while wearing it! Not a nice thought. That’s why we avoid all harmful chemicals.

    Reason #22: No genetic engineering

    Which consequences genetically engineered plants will have on us and the environment can no one predict securely! Fact is that in organic cotton, no genetic engineering is used.

    Consumption, Quality and Ethics

    Reason #23: Be responsible

    Our purchasing behavior is responsible how much big companies exploit other countries! In our opinion this is not tolerable and should be changed. Be responsible what you buy. What you give is what you get. Buy one shirt made responsibly than 10 shirts made from exploitation.

    Reason #24: Be part of a trend going in the right direction

    Until now the organic cotton amount in the global production is only 1%. Be part of a trend which heads to the right direction and help increase that tiny percent.

    Reason #25: Avoid cheap prices and misery

    If you recognize it or not. The cheaper you buy your clothes the more misery on the other side is created. This is a fact and won’t be changed unless we change. How about buying 2 T-Shirts with a good conscience, which also lasts longer, than 10 pieces produced in misery.

    Reason #26: Be human

    At the end of the day everyone decides on his own what is right or wrong. This guide is here to just give you maybe another perspective which you never considered before, why organic cotton is the better choice.

    Trustworthy certificates

    In a jungle of different organizations and certificates which appear almost daily, it is important to keep an overview. Because terms like “untreated cotton”, “green cotton” or “hand picked cotton” does not mean anything and lead to further confusion. Trustworthy certificates can be the “GOTS” (Global Organic Textile Standard) which our cotton is certificated and “Fair Wear Foundation”, “Soil Association” or “KBA”.

  • Philipp – 175//M

    Check out our newest shooting with our great model Philipp. His height is 1.75m and he wears the washed out viola sweatshirt in size M. Be Prepared for our next shootings! Keep it clean.

    What he likes most about this shirt is this unique washed out look it creates after being washed. The natural dye creates shades and different toning which looks just amazing.

     

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  • Latvia visits MARGA

    Hello Latvia!

    Today Latvian Model Alexander visited MARGA and had a talk with the team while shooting some really fresh photos. Topic was the fast fashion industry and cheap clothing made of toxins and working children. He said it is important to take action and to stand against this trend. That’s why he supports MARGA and our ethical principles. Organic clothing made with the best materials is not new nowadays. But with natural dyeing one has to search the web. It is no longer enough for organic cotton dyed with toxins. “Organic clothing should be natural from beginning to end!”.

     

    Height: 175cm Weight: 68kg Size: S

    get it now!

     

    latvian model

    #riga #latvia #marga #organicclothing #jurmala #baltic #ecofashion #greenfashion #alexander #natural

  • Coupon 2016 Get your 2016 Coupon now!

    Christmas is coming and therefore the time to shop the gifts for your loved ones. That’s why we offer you a 10% Coupon when registrating to our newsletter here. Get it now and check out our great basics, made with natural products and organic cotton. Give away something special and do good to the environment with organic clothing! Share the importance of clean water for everyone.

    10% coupon

    #coupon #sale #rabatt #10% #christmas #gift #xmas #organicclothing

  • Toxic Free Clothing Toxic Free Clothing

    Toxins in clothing

    Today people wear clothing with a high amount of toxins without even noticing, or caring. These toxins are absorbed by the skin and can cause severe health problems. The production also pollutes the environment and poisons men and women who produce them.

    Types of fabrics

    First let us have a look at the different kind of fabrics. There are natural, synthetic and semi-synthetic fabrics.

    1. Natural Fabrics:
      1. Wool
      2. Hemp
      3. Cotton
      4. Silk
      5. Flax
      6. Ramie
      7. Jute
    2. Synthetic Fabrics:
      1. Polyester
      2. Nylon
      3. Aramid
      4. Spandex or Lycra
      5. Acrylic
      6. Chlorofibers
      7. Polyolefins
    3. Semi-Synthetic Fabrics:
      1. Rayon
      2. Acetate
      3. Tencel
      4. Viscose
      5. Modal

    Now you know more about the fabrics and their natural or synthetic origin. But you cannot just look for natural fabrics and buy them. The can also contain a high amount of toxins, for example pesticides or herbicides when they are grown and harvested. So the next step is to look at how the material is grown.

    Organic or conventional

    Conventional and most of the cheap clothing are grown with pesticides or herbicides. These are toxins which are absorbed by the plant and later by your skin when wearing them. To prevent these chemicals, look for organic grown cotton. Certificates can help to keep an overview. One example is the GOTS certificate, it guarantees that the fabrics are grown under special circumstances to prevent the use of harmful chemicals. The cotton used in our products are from a GOTS certificated supplier and therefore organic. The next point is one of the more critical ones. It is the dyeing. Conventional dyeing takes the use of a huge amount of very toxic chemicals in the colors and fixators.

    Natural vs Synthetic Dye

    Conventional dyeing takes the use of a huge amount of very toxic chemicals in the colors and fixators. Toxic Free Clothing takes more time and money to produce, that is why it is still so rare. Although many brands claim to produce organic clothing, most of them use still synthetic dye and fixators. More information about our natural dyeing here. Indicators of chemicals used in your clothing can also be terms like wrinkle-free, easy care, waterproof, antistatic etc. . These often contain formaldehyde, triclosan or nanoparticles. So be aware what you wear.

    #toxicfree #naturalclothing #organicclothing #organiccotton

  • How to be successful - Distractions How-to be successful, Distractions

    Distractions == Floating

    The easiest thing in the world is to be distracted. There are so many distractions out there. Social Media, Games, Parties, Films. Being successful is all about not falling for these distractions, it is to stay focus on what is important in order to achieve your goal. No matter how long it will take or how hard it gets. There is a really simple 3 step system to not get distracted. You just have to do it and have the discipline needed in order to recognize it before you get distracted. Most of the people don’t want success as much as they want to sleep or party. Take responsibility for what you are doing.

    1. What is the next step you should do? – Ask yourself what should you do in order to get one step closer to your dream?
    2. What prevents you from doing it? – You are wasting your time on the phone, in games or the internet? Stop wasting your precious time and get up to do the necessary work. Write down how often this happens and minimize that activity.
    3. Do it! – Nothing beats hard work.

    How to be successful - Distractions

    #howtobesuccessful #how-to #mariomarga #organicclothing #distractions

  • How to be successful - Read Books How-to be successful, Read Books

    Books == Knowledge

    Let me tell you a quick story. In 2005 a student asked a question to two of the wealthiest men on earth, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.

    If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

    The answer could have been, the ability to fly, or to be super powerful. Instead both of them answered with being able to read super fast! The faster you can learn, the faster you can earn. Today knowledge is not only power, it is profit in every way. It is the best investment in yourself, an investment nobody can take away from you. Ask yourself these two simple questions.

    1. How fast can I read? – Do a speed reading test, you can google for it or just read a few sites, count the words and then divide the words by the time in minutes. For example 3.500 words / 10.5 mins = 333 wpm (words per minute). That is ok. The average adult reads at about 300 wpm. But a speedreader reads with 1.500 wpm! That is 5 times more than average, meaning a speedreader reads 5 books when you read 1. To improve your speed go to your city library and get some books about speed reading. It will definitely improve your speed reading skills.
    2. How many books do I read in a year? – Is it one every month? Or even fewer? Consider that leaders are readers! Make yourself a schedule to read your books, the more the better. Invest that time, don’t waste it.

    How to be successful - Read Books

    #howtobesuccessful #mariomarga #speedreading #books

  • How to be successful - Time How-to be successful, Time

    Successful == Time management

    “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” – said William Shakespeare. Ask yourself, when do I wake up and how long do I sleep? The Forbes Magazine recently asked successful billionaires how many hours they work a week, 30% of them work 60 hours and another 30% even more than 60+ hours a week! So with how many hours are you feeding your dream?

    If you are not successful yet you have to change. Period. It is always about changing, everything changes.

    1. Change your wake up routine and start your day at 5:30 am in the morning! To early? Ask yourself if you truly want what you want. Those who want to succeed, sacrifice. Start your day with a workout, go jogging around the block or do yoga. That will wake you up truly and will set your mind to hard work from the beginning.
    2. How long do you sleep? 10 hours? 8 hours? Sleep faster! 6 hours of sleep should be enough, be prepared for days or weeks where 6 hours of sleep will be pure luxury to you! If you love sleep more than you want success you will not achieve the results you would be capable of.
    3. Make a chart of how many hours a day you spend with what activities. With this technique you will see what you have to change in order to be successful. If you spend 3 hours a day on social media and it is not bringing you any benefit, then quit that. And fill that free TIME with new routines.
    4. Invest TIME in yourself. Read books and widen your horizon, because knowledge is yours and nobody ever can take it away from you.

    We better ourselves and the environment by investing much TIME in the research of natural dyeing technologies for our organic cotton garments. Be part of nature.

    How to be successful - Time

    #howtobesuccessful #mariomarga #time #management