Our organic cotton is certified by GOTSand spun with care, to create a kind to your skin fabric which is gentle on the planet.
Our sustainable and ethical philosophy has been a cornerstone of what we do, as we believe that business should be a force for positive change. That’s why the cotton we use has always been certified organic cotton.
Here is the low down on organic cotton and why we use it.
History’s most popular textile fibre, cotton is a natural fibre renowned for its softness, breathability and comfort next to the skin.
Organic cotton is cotton that is produced and certified according to the Global Organic Textile Standards.
These include prohibiting the use of synthetic agrichemicals, like pesticides and fertilizers, as well as genetically modified seeds.
Organic practices sustain the health of soils, ecosystems, and people by relying on ecological processes, biodiversity, and locally adapted techniques instead of synthetic chemicals.
Conventional cotton farming is one of the most intensive uses pesticides and insecticides in modern agriculture. The use of these synthetic chemicals can have severe negative impacts on the health of farm workers, as well as long-term damage to the surrounding ecosystem. Organic cotton does not use GMO seeds and supports a balanced and natural farming approach.
Farming organic cotton eliminates exposure to toxic chemicals, allows for the rotation of organic food crops onto fields used for farming, and provides an alternative to expensive contracts for chemicals and genetically modified seed.
Organic cotton crops rely predominantly on natural rainfall instead of irrigation, they use much less than conventional crops—as much as 91% less, according to studies. This is in part due to organic farming promoting healthier soils which can absorb up to 30% more water.
Conventional cotton’s price is artificially low. A small difference in price reflects a dramatic difference in impact. By choosing organic cotton, consumers help to grow demand for the organic supply, improving the quality of soil, of water, and of the lives of farmers.
Organic cotton restricts chemical inputs and utilises smaller-scale farming production, so it’s estimated that the equivalence of 46% less CO2 is generated during the cultivation of organic cotton vs. conventional cotton production.
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