PURE LIKE NO OTHER
Rawganique was founded in 1997 by vegan off-the-grid island homesteaders to provide an alternative in the form of organic cotton, linen, and hemp clothing, footwear, bed, bath, and bodycare products to people who - like us - prefer to live a chemical-free lifestyle.
Live simple has always been our motto. We grow our own organic foods year-round in the Pacific Northwest. We are guided by Henry David Thoreau and Scott & Helen Nearing in all we do and whole-heartedly embrace simplicity, sustainability, peace, and purity.
Located in Point Roberts, Washington (just 35 minutes from Vancouver, BC, and 2 hours from Seattle, WA), and Denman Island, British Columbia, Rawganique still stands alone in
manufacturing unique sweatshop-free organic products on a human scale: we do everything from start to finish: we grow, spin, weave, knit, and sew for true purity and environmental sustainability. We ship all over the world from WA & BC; most orders over $250 to USA & Canada qualify for free shipping. We break everything down to its essence and do what we do with passion and love.
At Rawganique, we know what goes into our sustainably-made vegan organic cotton, linen, and hemp products. We know where they're grown and where they're made, giving you peace of mind knowing that nasties such as formaldehyde, dioxin, heavy metals, pesticides, PVC, and GMO's aren't to be found in our products. We use tagua nut and coconut buttons wherever we can. We use organic cotton threads whenever we can. We avoid plastic whenever we can. Nowadays, one hears lots of so-called green initiatives coming out of virtually every company — it's their way of compensating for the toxic chemicals they use in production and dump into the ground, river and ocean. At Rawganique, we don't need green initiatives because our whole production process is green — we don't use toxins in productions, so we don't have to feel guilty about harming the environment, animals, and people.
Rawganique's organic cotton, linen, and hemp products are authentic — we authenticate them with our belief that
being humble and kind to all beings and Planet Earth should be the bedrock of any endeavour in life. For us, it's Authentically Eco or Bust! To that end, we do not test or harm animals in the making our eco-friendly products.
As the detrimental effects of long-term constant exposure to chemicals in textiles and bodycare products come to light in study after study, many customers with children, customers who have undergone radiation or other immune-system-compromising treatments, and customers who are concerned about their overall well-being are writing to ask if our vegan organic cotton, linen, and hemp products are really pure and do not outgas chemicals into the skin and indoor air. The answer is yes, our products are really pure. We know this because grow, comb, spin, weave, knit, and sew them, so we know what goes in (and doesn’t go in) to our organic products. As chemically sensitive people, we personally only use our own products because we know how pure they are. We pass on fads and trends and concentrate on purity, every single time. As customers have found out from their own experience, many companies greenwash their brands by using terms like "Eco" or “Made in USA” (but from components grown and sourced from China or “Organic” (but certified in China and formaldehyde and dioxon are liberally used in productions), etc… We can assure you that we are not into such rhetoric. We purposely stay small, so we never have to compromise.
There are many challenges in going against the grain of commercialism — manufacturing our rare environmentally friendly organic cotton, flax linen, and cannabis hemp apparel, footwear, bed, bath, and home products on US, Canadian, and European soil with organic fibers grown here (rather than sending productions overseas to China or India like virtually everyone else) has more than its share of hiccups. We appreciate your kind patience and understanding when things don't go exactly right. We are small-scale by choice (so that we are able to care more for product purity than investors' bottom line).
Our persistence, focus, passion, and concentration have yielded such world's first and only products as the following, to name just a few of our best-selling flagship
chemical-free organic cotton, linen, and hemp products.
- 100% organic cotton fleece sweatshirt, sweatpants, jackets, blankets, and bathrobes (brushed on both sides for unbelievable softness and warmth)
- 100% organic cotton socks, 100% organic linen socks, 100% organic hemp socks
- 100% organic hemp T-shirts, 100% organic linen T-shirts
- Elastic-free 100% organic hemp boxers & organic linen boxers
- 100% organic hemp shower curtains
- Elastic-free 100% organic cotton, linen, and hemp bras
- Handmade glue-free, elastic-free 100% organic hemp and cotton shoes, sandals, slippers, and boots
- Elastic-free 100% organic cotton, linen, and hemp eyeshades and mouth masks
- Premium skin-friendly organic hemp ropes, twines, webbing, yarns, and fabrics
- 100% organic hemp pillow
- 1-ingredient body care like Organic Mungbean Face Wash and Organic Kaffir Lime Shampoo
- 100% organic hemp car seat cover
- 100% organic hemp sleeping bag
- 100% organic cotton, linen, and hemp sheets, pillows, comforters, mattresses
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Because Rawganique Atelier is small, demand for our unique organic cotton, linen, and hemp products constantly outstrips supply. It's a balancing act for us to remain true to our homesteading roots while trying to meet demand so that good products can little by little replace harmful products in the marketplace. If you are chemically sensitive, hate chemicals, or suffer from psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, tinea versicolor, or have had chemotherapy and need pure organic garments, footwear, bodycare, and home products to give your body a break from toxins and chemicals in clothes that can be absorbed into your skin, you've come to the right place!
We live and breathe rawganique (raw.organic.unique). Our mottle
Live Simple encompasses all we do: we pare down to the essence, in life and in small-scale production. We try to stay out of the way so our organic natural fibers organic cotton, linen, and hemp can shine.
Please hashtag #rawganique on social media with the Rawganique products in your life and follow us for behind-the-scenes look at modern-day homesteading and small-scale organic production.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the ongoing enthusiastic support through the years. It's been a heart-warming humbling journey and we look forward to a brilliant eco-friendly future! We speak French, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Thai, and Tagalog. On parle Français. Wir sprechen Deutsch. Hablamos Espanol.
"I love to see anything that implies a simpler mode of life and a greater nearness to the earth." — Henry David Thoreau
"Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around." — Henry David Thoreau
"Care and artistry are worth the trouble. They can be a satisfaction to the practitioner and a joy to all beholders." — Helen Nearing, The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living
"It is natural for anyone seeking to live a simple life to have concern for the origin and purity of their food (and clothing)." — John Lane, Timeless Simplicity
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
"I've had my *Rawganique hemp duffel bag* for what seems like decades. Sure , it's tearing out on one shoulder strap, but I've simply switched to the other side when I hold it up. It's still quite functional but it's getting a little ratty in appearance. Now I'm back for another." — Harv. T
"Thank you so much Rawganique for revealing the countries of origin of your fibers and your products! So many companies hide behind the vague "imported" nomenclature when it's obvious most "imported" things are now made in China or India! Kudos to you. I avoid products from China in my life because of the lack of transparency in their manufacturing processes and disregard for human and animal rights." — L. N. (Texas)
"THANKYOUUUUU!!!!! You guys really rock and are doing something that really can change the world. Thank you!" - customer email
“I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance....” (Reuben Blades)
"First of all, thank you so much for providing all the products you do - they have saved my life! My MCS has been very severe and I have really bad dermatitis. Your clothing works." - Pam B.
"I love all your products; I understand how much labor goes into everything you make. I have no issues waiting for quality hand-made shoes. :) Hope you have a good week and happy hempy new year!" - Matt B.
"Honestly, finding Rawganique has given me something good to think about everyday. I go about my day knowing that people have made a huge effort so we can wear clothes that are great for the environment and fantastic for ourselves. Thank you." - Simon F.
"God Bless You for providing Latex-Free. I have been braless for several years and when I do have to wear one, I sweat and itch horribly. Thank you SOOOOOOO Much!!!" - Jonni H.
At Rawganique, our mission is to make pure products that do not harm people, animals, or the planet because the current state of the world SCARES us and we are doing our best to change course and dispel the collective shroud of ignorance that the media pulls over us. We know that birds and bees are dying by the millions, the oceans are being acidified, the air is unfit to breathe, rain water unfit to drink, the animals are being cruelly treated for monetary gain, gases and oils are being extracted out of the ground in unsustainable ways, factory workers are being paid wages no one can live on, and we are doing something about it by offering alternatives and points of view that will reverse these unsustainable trends.
We refuse to use dioxin, formaldehyde, caustic acids, fire retardants, toxic industrial chemicals, and wrinkle-proofing chemicals in our products. We refuse to do business in known sweatshop countries. Our goal is to make everyday products as pure and uncompromising as possible, on a small human scale.
Who we are:
Off-Grid, Rural, Small Island, Small-Scale, Homesteaders, Real People, Passionate,
Who we are not:
Big Business, Big City, Big Margin, Perfect...
Who you are:
Connected to fellow beings, You cannot tolerate chemicals & toxins, You like dealing with real people (and you don't want to support sweatshops, overseas call centre, or slave labor), perfectionist (we are a little perfectionist too and you like us because we obsess over the purity of our organic natural products), You love animals and can't stand cruelty towards any creature...
Who you are not:
You need cheap "organic" products without asking your politicians why the government subsidizes chemical animal cruelty farming and NOT organic agriculture, You have no patience for the postal system (OK UPS & FedEx now available so fast trackable shipments are now possible from WA!), perfectionist (the ± 2" in our handmade products could drive you crazy as our organic products are not mass-produced and not made by assembly lines so each piece has a character of its own), you are exacting and particular and make no allowance for the vagaries of small-scale handcrafted productions...
From our customer Suzanne (Finland): "The amount of time you have expended meeting the needs of just one customer (namely me) is extraordinary. It's this type of individual attention that separates an exceptional company from the normal run-of-the-mill. No wonder you're building a steady clientele of life-long customers. Kudos to you!"
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