Saving the world in my underwear


Or should that be “with my underwear”?

I don’t think it should come as a surprise to anyone that I am a fan of “good underwear” — the high-quality stuff that, should events warrant, not only will you not be embarrassed to be seen in, but might even earn some admiration.

But it’s kind of cool that a company called PACT uses organic cotton and tries to minimize the ecological impact of its skivvies. The entire production process occurs within a 100-mile radius. (Unfortunately, that 100 miles is in Turkey, not the U.S., but still.) Even the packaging has been created to decompose within a month. You can bury it in the ground and it’ll disappear.

But what really did it for me was the fact that 10% of profits go to nonprofits. In fact, they design a pattern around the chosen nonprofit — the print at top, for example, benefits 826 National, which helps teach writing to kids in disadvantaged areas. It was the natural fit for me, since I’m an editor, but there are also prints that help protect forests and oceans.

When I ordered, they even sent me an actual thank-you e-mail. I mean, sure it was a form one, but it involved a special promo code that if I enticed friends to buy within a week, they’d get 10% off and free shipping, and the company would send me a free pair.  (Before I ordered mine, I googled “Pact underwear promo code” and found one that gave me 25% off, so I would suggest doing the same. Or, through Oct. 18, all the “solid” colors are 25% off anyway.)

WHAT SAM WORE: 10-16-09
That’s right, people — wearing white after Labor Day.
The shirt: Long-sleeved cotton button-up by Ben Sherman, from Last Chance.
The pants: White jeans by Seven for All Mankind, from Last Chance.
The belt: Wonder Woman print belt by Too Cute!,
from Vivi’s Boutique in Chandler.
The shoes: Leather sneakers by Puma, from Last Chance.

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