Have you ever thought about where your clothes come from?
If you own conventional cotton clothes, you should be aware about the consequences and impact that this industry does to the environment and your health.
Nowadays, more and more people are making a switch that is revolutionising the textile industry. Looking for more sustainable clothes and natural processes.
One of the most used natural fibres in the textile industry is the Cotton, which is also the most environmentally demanding crops.
What are the benefits of using Organic Cotton?
- Organic cotton production requires significantly less water and is far less polluting.
- Organic cotton is processed naturally, which eliminates chemical hazards that seep into our skins when we use conventional cotton clothes.
- Organic Cotton farming does not use toxic hazardous pesticides and artificial fertilisers. So, farmers avoid using these chemicals that could compromise the integrity of the crops and their own health. Instead, they opt for natural methods that stimulate growth and keep away pests.
- Reduced Exposure. The heavy use of chemicals in cotton farming is causing diseases and premature death among cotton farmers, along with massive freshwater and ocean water pollution and soil degradation. Unlike conventional cotton, organic farmers use ancestral farming methods, including crop rotation, mixed farming or no-till farming to preserve the soil.
Several organisations have established certifications for organic cotton such as GOTS, USDA-NOP, Organic Content Standards. Certification is the only proof that a product is truly organic.
Did you like the facts about organic cotton production? So now that you know this is time to:
-When looking for clothes choose those made from organic fibers.
- Choose sustainable brands
- Always wash new clothes before using them for the first time.
- Look for garments with certification label controlling chemical content such as OEKO-TEX®, GOTS OEKO-TEX®, GOTS.
That’s why all of our t-shirts and hoodies are made from 100% organic, Fair Trade cotton. It’s organic for the planet, fair trade for the farmer and awesome for you!.