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The Wall Street Journal this morning that “with organic food surging in popularity, retailers are now taking the concept beyond the grocery aisle. A flurry of companies are pitching organic furniture, linens, cosmetics -- even so-called organic leather.

“But organic nonfood products aren't as tightly regulated as food. And even if something is made with organic material, some industry experts say, that doesn't necessarily mean it's 100% environmentally friendly.”

Still, it is a growing business. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) estimates that sales of organic fiber for things like clothes and linens totaled $160 million in 2005, up 44% from the previous year.
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