Our valued customers' feedback is the measure of our success.
We're honored to share some of what they've taken their time to write.
"A just and sustainable world requires mindfulness of what we say, do, think, buy, and use. Buying hemp garments is a radical act. Do it. It makes a huge contribution to a sane and gentler economy and unlike sending money for a cause, you get to feel and see your contribution every day. The way the world sources cotton and cellulose fiber (wood) is killing diverse forms of life. Hemp can replace both. It undermines agribusiness and forest products conglomerates, while supporting small farmers, manufacturers, and suppliers."
Paul Hawken, Author of Ecology of Commerce and Natural Capitalism
"The shirts have been a big hit with everyone at GRCC. Last week there was a national American Wind Energy Association meeting in GR and we all wore our shirts to it and received many comments about how professional we looked. Apparently Bamboo is very good for wicking away moisture and that was looked at as a plus in addition to its environmental friendliness."
Brian Schultz, Program Development Specialist at Grand Rapids Community College
"Your items were a huge success! The brown women's tee that you did for us with the white USGBC logo was probably our most popular item. I only wish we had one for men as well, as the guys really love this item! Our former chairman of the board liked it so much that he actually bought a women's for himself!! It was a big success! I was very happy with all the product. You did a great job, and our attendees appreciated the level of sophistication with the merchandise as well as the sustainability component."
Jim Clapes, Conference and Events Planner at U.S. Green Building Council
Thank you so very much for sharing your passion for fashion with our masters students. It is important for them to see & hear about successes & challenges of businesses who work with sustainability as a core focus. Thanks for all you do!"
Gayle DeBruyn, Sustainable Design and Systems Management, Ferris State College MBA Program
Partner, Lake Affect Design Studio
I LOVE my dress and have worn it multiple times. I don't think I've gotten so many compliments on a dress since my yellow lace easter dress I wore when I was 14. I've honestly not even worried about what I'll wear to any of the upcoming holidayfestivities because I could wear that dress to all of them and still feel like it's the first time. Couldn't rave more about thisdress if I tried--thank you.
I've been getting good wear out of the shirt. It's very light and soft--comfortable to wear. I have worn it both untucked with jeans, as well as tucked in with a sport coat. It is great for all occasions! Thanks!
Erek Kooyman, Principal, Congress Elementary
Grand Rapids Public Schools
"I LOVE THE SHIRTS, they are probably the best dress/casual shirts I have ever had. I'll be buying all the colors when I have some extra cash."
John in San Francisco
"I just wanted to thank you for the impeccable service from you and your staff...I will always look forward to shopping at your store..."
"It was lovely to meet you. We had a great time and feel very good about our purchases from your shop. Thank you for your passion and sharing it with others. It definitely sparked great conversation between Clay and I and we will be back to your store in the future...It was great to spend some time (and money ;) at your shop. Staraya is loving the clothes and I’m super excited about our boots!
Staraya and McKinstry and Clay Robinson, Owner/Brewer, Sun King Brewing Co.. Indianapolis
"Products wear remarkably well and just get better! Your enthusiasm and care and positive attitude and passion for the planet are appreciated."
"How uplifting, refreshing and beautiful it was for me to see a business run with such heart, integrity and faith. Not only did I purchase some wonderful clothing, but I felt better about myself and saw the good in the hearts of mankind that is so often overlooked and forgotten about by the world. Thank you for your wonderful store."
"You are doing a true service to the community and the planet. Your faith in humanity is admirable and inspiring! Thank you for providing wonderful, comfortable, stylish, earth-friendly products for all."
"Thanks for being so fabulous...and continuing to provide such a wonderful service!"
"It is with a grateful heart that we give thanks to you for your generous donation of sustainable apparel to the Center for Acute Rehabilitation at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital. Many of our patients come to us following a stroke, brain injury, amputation or other unexpected event and don't have appropriate clothing for therapy...Your gift helps increase the dignity of our patients and allows us to do more community reintegration..."
Jamie DuVerneay, Recreation Therapist and Stacey Mroczkowski, Occupational Therapy Assistant
"I feel grateful for your passion to support change in the system…the ways we deal with each other, as well as the ways we interact, understand, and appreciate our clothing--the fibers, the quality, the craftsmanship, and the conditions in which they are made...”
"Thank you again for your hospitality! The philosophy you shared led to a great clothing decision."
"Thank you...You're the best teacher ever!
"We love the clothes we bought from your store. They have been worn a bunch and still look like new! Thanks for what you do to promote equality and a better earth!”
Lance and Sarah
"Thank you so much for your help in finding some new clothes that I needed desperately. I love my pants and crop vest!”
"Thank you so much for the wonderful experience at Clothing Matters. This is such a special place, we need more people like you up in Traverse City!! We can’t wait to come by and visit next time we are in GR!”
Kaitlyn and Max, from Traverse City
"Thank you for being such a wonderful educator on sustainable clothing. You made my shopping experience memorable. I'll refer my friends. Many thanks!"
"It was a pleasure to meet you and shop in your store!! What a fun, upbeat place you have. We will come back and shop again now that we know what you are about :) Happy Day!"
"Thanks again for the hospitality! Your philosophy led to a great discussion about business with my history/economics students! We'll be back!"
"Thanks for the lovely time shopping and all the good work you do."
Heidi and Steve
"So delighted that Marsha and kids found Clothing Matters after so many years. I'm still getting plenty of use out of the clothing and love everything they picked out for me. Thanks for the love you bring to what you do."
"Thank You for what you do; I will be back!"
"Thanks for the personal attention at your wonderful store."
"Thank you so much for your faith in mankind!"
"Thank you! Love my coat."
"Thank you! I'm grateful for your precious self and your shop."
"What an absolute treat to meet you and get to shop in your fabulous store. You were right of course. That skirt is the most comfortable thing I own! I'm sure our paths will cross again."
"Thank you for your time and trust during out visit to your store last week. It was a highlight for the visit with my Mother-in-law! We are loving our purchases! Thank you again!"
"I love my new t-shirt, it is so soft and comfortable. My boyfriend really loves the boxers I got him for his birthday as well. Your practices speaks volumes for the philosophy of your values. Thank you so much for your warmth and passion in all that you share with your customers. I will be sure to come visit you again when I am in town, and spread the word about the store to those who may not know the value of sustainable products."
"Thanks for providing a wonderful 16th Birthday Gift for Lydia, Love you!!"
"Thank You SO MUCH for making my first experience at your wonderful store so memorable! I truly felt like I discovered a great treasure and have told so many people about the work that you do! The hoodie and tee are my new favorite clothing items- I can't wait to return and get more clothing that I can feel good wearing, as well as fit and look great. Thanks again."
"Thanks again for the great clothes, fashion advice, and education, all in one stop! Love it!"
"I had a great time in your store and love my new clothes. I also love your philosophy and commitment to the earth. Peace."
"I want you to know that I've enjoyed the green shirt I got from Clothing Matters. You gave me good advice."
Ruth and Carl
"I had a wonderful experience shopping in your store today. I can't believe it took me so long to come in. Thank you for your help and for the story that your shop has to tell."
"Thank you for such a fun experience in your wonderful store."
"Thank you for being such a wonderful store!"
"It was a joy to meet you and spend time shopping in the store. My husband and I are both very happy with the items we purchased!'
"Thank you for such a great time spent in your store. We were looking for something to fill our morning--never imagining making some wonderful purchase and spending time with such wonderful people. It was also an education- Never too old to learn!! Your uncanny ability to judge people is amazing! We will spread the word about your product and store."
"Thank you so much!! I feel truly blessed by my time spent shopping with you; I felt that you really care about your customer and your products. I will be back!"
"My purchase is fantastic! I love the leg warmers--warm, stylish, and functional. I love them!! The cowl neck sweater dress is beautiful and comfortable as well. I get compliments when I wear either piece. Thank you for your beautiful store. It was wonderful meeting you and your store is such a treat. It is people like you and places like your store that inspire us all to live better, love stronger, trust whole-heartedly, and be earth friendly. Thank you. Sending you a little Colorado love."
We love sharing our collection with groups interested in learning about clothing that's part of the solution!
"Dear Marta & Staff- Thank you so much for your donation to our City High Middle School Auction. Our Auction is a success because of the generous support of businesses like yours-- and we truly appreciate it! Thank You, again~"
City High Auction Committee
"Thank you so much! Best of luck with your work in Grand Rapids. Sustainable clothing's time will come and you all will be there at the forefront! Best~"
Katrina, Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts.
"Thank you for attending our 1st Fair Trade Fair. Your presence helped create a positive event and outcome. We appreciate your contributions. Best Wishes."
GVSU Students for Fair Trade
"Dear Clothing Matters, We appreciate your sponsorship of our Great Lakes Energy and Green Living Expo for environmental education. Thank you for your support. Sincerely,"
Mrs. Tolly's Class
"It was a joy to have you at the Women and Environment Event. Thank you for your support of environmental issues in our region."
West Michigan Environmental Action Council
"Thank you so much for your generous donation to NOGMO4Michigan's GMO Free January Challenge. You have such wonderful product and we were happy to share it with our challenge participants. Thanks for helping us start off the year GMO free!"
Connie Flachs and No GMO4 Michigan
"Just wanted to say THANK YOU for your generous donation of the softest, nicest, T-shirts from Clothing Matters for LadyfestGR!
The event (and the shirts!) were a huge success! We had a full day of everything from poetry to politics--and lots of music--all
celebrating talented local women. We raised $500 for the Red Project! Yay! XO Thanks so much for your support!"