What is Organic Cotton?
Organic cotton is cotton grown without insecticides, pesticides and genetically modified seeds. It is also produced without toxic dyes or other processing chemicals. Cotton is the most used fibre in clothing production but currently only 1% of cotton produced worldwide is organic.
The switch to organic cotton is one that has a big positive impact on both planet and people, in particular those living in developing countries where cotton production makes up a big part of the labour-force and GDP.
How Can I Tell The Fabric Is Organic?
Look for certification to verify that the Organic Cotton has met organic standards from farm to fabric. The gold standard for certification is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and the logo is below. GOTS has very strict standards to achieve certification that go beyond just the fabric and address sustainability and ethical issues along the whole supply chain.