Have you wondered why eco-friendly fabrics are better than conventional fabrics? How much do we think about where fabrics such as the cotton in our clothes has come from? Where was it grown, by whom, what chemicals have been added along the way...?
Current growing methods for cotton involve extreme amounts of chemicals, and the textile industry has been condemned as being the number ONE polluter of water worldwide.
Here we reveal few stunning facts about the difference between conventional fabrics versus organic fabrics...
Certified Organic Cotton
Different ways in which organic cotton and Tencel is grown around the world result in very different impacts, and no process is entirely without impact. When comparing how eco-friendly products are produced it is important to consider the positives and negatives of the full life cycle of a product. Strict testing of organic cotton ensures the absence of contaminants like nickel, lead, formaldehyde, amines, pesticides and heavy metals.
Organic cotton that has been certified by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) which is the international standard for organic textiles ensures that it has been produced using no toxic chemicals throughout the entire production process. It also ensures a healthier working environment for the farmers and mill workers, and a healthier, higher-quality product for the end user.
By choosing eco-friendly fabrics you are enhancing people’s lives and the environment. Additionally, if the cotton is certified by GOTS it signifies that the product is fair-trade, ensuring that it was produced under safe, healthy and equitable conditions.
"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and poverty.” Gandhi
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