Thursday, August 9, 2007

Veg Out: Organic Shopping

My organic cotton sheets came from Target, but hey, if I would've ordered them online from an eco purveyor, we know they would have cost more than $40 and traveled from Wisconsin or somewhere. Shopping locally can mean Target if said Target is a mere 10 minutes away.


I bought this soap for two reasons. None of them were because I actually needed soap. One, because it's called White Soap and I'm going to tell people that I make my own soap, Fight Club-style (White is my last name). Two, I love organic soaps because they're less harsh and smell amazing, so my skin doesn't feel rubbed raw and I can remove that barfly scent.

So if this were a commercial, I'd now turn to the camera and say:

"No matter how wild my night is, at 4am all I want to do is come home, play with soap bubbles, and then pass out on my organic-sheathed bed. Thanks to White Soap, I can!"

3 comments:

Dan said...

they would have cost more than $40 and traveled from Wisconsin or somewhere.

Where do you think Target Organic Sheets come from? Delaware county?

Shopping locally can mean Target if said Target is a mere 10 minutes away.

Not if your sheets came from China or California..

kdubz said...

I come from California. It's okay. Tell me where to buy organic sheets around here and I'll crumble at your logic.

bradydale said...

Dan, it's true, but her sheets came in bulk which means that it took less energy to move them than to send ONE package.

anyway, I just want to say that SOAP was a big vegetarian moment for me. As a guy, I don't think a lot about soap. Unless I'm watching Fight Club. Which is awesome.

One day while I was live in, as it happens, Wisconsin, there was a story in the alt weekly about soaps, and I just sort of read the whole thing one day and read the soap article.

I was STUNNED to learn that most soap is made from animal fat. Now, I'm sure this is something everyone on earth knew, but I was 25 and had no clue. NO CLUE.

GROSS!!! I thought. Now I don't get anything but glycerine soaps. Glycerine = not animal carcass to clean self with. Yuck!!! In fact, now I only use liquid soaps because my mom says they leave less soap scum and because no liquid soaps have carcasses in them.

Yuck, yuck, yuck.