Organic Cotton is a natural GMO free fibre which means the seeds have not been genetically modified. The production is grown without the use of chemical pesticides, fertilisers, and insecticides. This encourages farmers to use natural methods like crop rotation to be able to keep the soil more fertile and healthier. A healthier soil means during floods the soil can soak up and retain the water for longer periods during droughts.
Organic Cotton is also planet-friendly as it uses less water than conventional cotton production. Due to most organic cotton being grown in areas that have higher rainfall, farmers can rely on rain to water their cotton, instead of having to extract water from the ground which usually puts pressure on local and global water supplies.
WHY CHOOSE ORGANIC COTTON?
FOR THE PLANET
When producing organic cotton, no toxic chemicals flow into the soil or any connecting rivers, lakes, or seas. During production, any water used can be recycled and returned to the soil, rivers, lakes, or seas without causing any harm. This is considered organic farming. It also has less impact on air pollution and uses 88% less water and 62% less energy than conventional cotton production.
FOR THE FARMERS
Due to organic cotton being grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilisers, it protects the well-being of farmers and their communities. According to data from the UN, an average of 200,000 people die from toxic exposure to chemicals used in standard cotton production every year across the world.
REASONS FOR CHOOSING ORGANIC COTTON
Due to organic cotton being a natural, breathable fibre, it will keep you cool and comfortable in warm weather since it doesn’t trap heat and allows moisture to evaporate. It will also keep you insulated in cold weather.
Organic cotton is more durable than conventional cotton because organic cotton hasn’t been processed with strong, harsh chemicals which weaken and damage the fibres. Organic cotton fibres are also longer and have a stronger structure.
Not only can organic cotton be recycled, but it’s also compostable. Plants biodegrade, and due to cotton being a plant, it can break down back into the environment to be used by the soil.
Due to organic cotton being processed with no harmful chemicals, it’s better for your skin and for health. It’s hypoallergenic which means it won’t cause irritation for people with skin issues or with sensitive skin.
OUR ORGANIC RANGE IS GOTS CERTIFIED
The Global Organic Textile Standard are known for its respected certification and demanding criteria, GOTS ensure that environmental, ethical, and social standards are met. Choosing a garment that has been GOTS certified ensures that the fibres of the raw material have been grown and produced in a non-harmful way to cause damage to the environment and to the health of the farmers. GOTS also regulate production to ensure fair trade and safe working conditions for the farmers.
PRODUCTS IN OUR ORGANIC RANGE