We know that farming of conventional cotton uses approximately 16% of the world’s insecticides and 7% of all pesticides produced. That’s why our cotton is Global Organic Textile Standard Certified. This means it is grown without the use of synthetic fertilisers or toxic pesticides and that it also meets the social criteria based on the International Labour Organisation.
Another positive with organic farming is that through crop rotations and companion planting, soil fertility is built naturally, locking in carbon dioxide into the soil which helps mitigate climate change. Added to this are our recycled fabrics. Did you know that scrap fabric is typically burned, which has an adverse effect on greenhouse gas levels in the environment? So that’s why we recover and re-use production scraps to add a mix of recycled and rewoven yarns to our organic cotton.