HippodogCreations

Neurodiverse, Intersectional, Activist Clothes and Art

Seattle, Washington

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Announcement    Every purchase is a donation to our Charity of the Month. In support of Black Lives Matter, the Charity of the Month is: ACLU.

Due to COVID-19 Safety Precautions I am not accepting returns on physical item orders until further notice. I do apologize for the inconvenience!

*I have also begun switching all of my clothing products to sustainable, organic, ethically-made fabrics! Learn more about these products in my About Section.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 24, 2021

Every purchase is a donation to our Charity of the Month. In support of Black Lives Matter, the Charity of the Month is: ACLU.

Due to COVID-19 Safety Precautions I am not accepting returns on physical item orders until further notice. I do apologize for the inconvenience!

*I have also begun switching all of my clothing products to sustainable, organic, ethically-made fabrics! Learn more about these products in my About Section.

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About HippodogCreations

Sales 451
On Etsy since 2020

Switching to Sustainable, Organic Fashion

About Jen:

I recently finished my grad degree and have been working in the Non-profit sector for 4 years. I've been lucky enough to work with organizations that promote international peace, provide healthcare and education to refugees, and even with some of the major cancer research centers.

I started creating custom pet portraits shortly after adopting my pup, Maggiepotamus. From there, my art naturally expanded and I knew that if I was going to sell my art, it was important that it made positive change in the world. I began donating a portion of each sale to local charities that I had volunteered with. Now, I select a 'charity of the month' to receive 100% of those donations. The charity will always be listed in the announcement section of my shop. And I'm always open to suggestions for a new charity to work with!

About Maggiepotamus:

Maggie had a hard start to life - she was bred, abused, and neglected for 3 years before being abandoned in a backyard during Hurricane Harvey. She was found chained up and swimming to keep afloat. She stayed in a Texas shelter for 6 months before she came due to be put down as she was in a kill shelter. The Humane Society rescued her and transported her to Seattle (WA is a no-kill state), where she lived in a shelter for the next 2 years. She became a favorite amongst volunteers and employees, so when I came to get her she got wonderful farewell and lot's of love. Now Maggie's biggest problems in life are which toys to play with and how many snuggles can she get before mom goes to work.

My commitment to sustainable fashion

The concept behind ‘sustainability’ is learning and practicing an environmentally-conscious lifestyle with a goal of protecting the environment and preservation and conservation of the natural resources. It is important to practice a green lifestyle because if we don’t, the consequences could be dire — lack of clean air, drinking water, food, or even exposure to climate changes and temperatures that could lead to global warming and life-threatening illnesses.

There are many components to creating more sustainable fashion and using organic cotton is a major one.

Why Organic Cotton?

Non-organic cotton accounts for more than 50% of all fiber needs worldwide, and to keep up with this demand, growers resort to artificial means and excessive use of pesticides to make the crops grow faster. Non-organic cotton farming uses more insecticides than any other crop in the world — it has even earned the ‘award’ of being the dirtiest crop in the world: It consumes 16% of the world’s insecticides and requires 2 billion dollars in pesticides every year. These chemicals are toxic, thus harmful not only to farmers and workers but also to consumers and entire wildlife as well.

Organic cotton is produced and certified to organic agricultural standards with no artificial inputs. It uses significantly less water to grow — organic cotton farmers typically utilize rainwater way more than irrigation. Plus, organic cotton farmers use beneficial insects to control undesired pests instead of relying on harmful chemicals, therefore encouraging biodiversity.

*Did you know that the production of a single NON-organic cotton t-shirt takes 713 gallons (2’700 liters) of water? That’s a crazy amount of water.

Supporting organic agriculture is essential if we are to create improved working conditions for cotton growers because farming organic cotton is more regulated, thus, fairly traded.

As you already know, garments made of natural materials are gentler for your skin and can be recycled. I know you'll love these responsibly sourced, 100% organic cotton shirts.

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