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How the world's rarest cotton is cultivated

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How the world's rarest cotton is cultivated

How the world's rarest cotton is cultivated  It's good to be rare. And unique. That's why Marc Skid underwear is made with only the world's finest organic Pima cotton -- 0.0005% of all cotton produced in the world.  But being rare isn't easy. In this case, it takes extraordinary amounts of work from Peruvian farmers who use only the best growing practices. So as we approach National Farmer's Day, here's our salute to those in agriculture across the world who keep us fed and clothed and a special look into our organic Pima cotton's growing process.  Pima Pima cotton or the "cashmere...

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Where does Marc Skid organic Pima cotton come from?

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Where does Marc Skid organic Pima cotton come from?

Where does Marc Skid organic Pima cotton come from? Marc Skid prides itself on the quality of the underwear we produce. Every pair is made from organic Pima cotton - one of the rarest fibers in the world. Our partnership with Bergman/Rivera helps us consistently deliver high-quality, sustainable products that make a Marc on the world.   Why Bergman/Rivera? Bergman/Rivera is a textile company that has been a pioneer in organic cotton production in Peru since 1986. But organic cotton is more than just cotton raised without GMOs or chemical inputs. It really makes a difference. Bergman/Rivera believes that through organic...

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A better way to do better: Why Marc Skid's charity model works

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A better way to do better: Why Marc Skid's charity model works

A better way to do better: Why Marc Skid's charity model works There are tons of buy-one-give-one business models out there. Marc Skid is different.  Though we support giving back in any way you can, there are a few things you should keep in mind to make sure you're making maximum impact when shopping around.  Marc Skid is different than many other charitable business models in that you know exactly how much money your purchase generates for charity. When companies throw around percentages and loose terminology like "profit" (umm, paging your Econ professor: Gross or net??) it's hard to be sure...

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Not just organic, organic Pima cotton! What is organic Pima cotton?

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Not just organic, organic Pima cotton! What is organic Pima cotton?

The difference between organic and organic Pima cotton Each pair of Marc Skid undies is made with the “cashmere of cotton”. Marc Skid undies are made with organic Pima cotton sourced from Peru, but what does that even mean? Cotton is pivotal to Peru’s history. Archaeological evidence suggests that people began harvesting cotton from wild plants in what is now Peru nearly 10,000 years ago. Cotton fabrics have even been found in ancient Peruvian tombs that predated the Incas. The Incas harvested cotton for practical and artistic endeavors. Their cotton weaving techniques and the quality of their textiles impressed the...

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Meet the designer: Sally Beers

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Meet the designer: Sally Beers

Meet the designer: Sally Beers With more than 30 years in the design business, Sally is no rookie. Sally Beers joined forces with Marc Skid creator Dan Barry to help take Marc Skid undies from a dream to a reality. Her expertise in design and pattern making helps ensure that Marc Skid products are designed to perfection. According to Sally, it’s the key details that separate Marc Skid from other apparel companies. “Marc Skid uses a great organic Pima fabric that feels good on, and the recycled elastic in the waistband adds an important environmental component,” Sally said. One of...

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