10/8/09 Note: Earth-Gi is on indefinite hiatus due to the shifts in the economy and resulting increase of the cost of importing hemp fabric.

The folks over at Earth-Gi have been busy with a new project: a 100% Organic Cotton peroxide whitened gi. What’s the big deal about unbleached organic cotton? Cotton production tends to involve large amounts of toxic pesticides that can sicken field workers; conventional whitening with bleach is environmentally destructive and weakens natural fabrics like cotton. Based on our experiences with the hemp version of Earth-gi, I recommend this manufacturer to anyone who’s interested in improving their karate and their planet. See the links below for more information:

New Unbleached Cotton Gi

Check out our review of their hemp gi here

Why does bleached vs/ unbleached, organic vs. chemical matter? Find out here.