The term organic describes the products of agriculture that use no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Organic cotton is a clean, sustainable alternative to conventional cotton.
What is Organic Cotton?
Organic methods consider the whole eco system and use natural techniques to assist plant growth, repel pests and protect and encourage wildlife habitats.
No toxic chemicals are used in processing and manufacturing of organic cotton products.
It is produced by farms where no synthetic chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers have been used for at least three years.
Instead of using agricultural pesticides, beneficial organisms such as parasites and natural enemies (such as ladybirds against aphids) are used for insect management.
-As much as 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bodies, and children are more at risk as their skin is 5 times thinner
-Avoids exposing the body to constant low levels of unnecessary chemicals e.g. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, parabens, chemical dyes etc
-Cotton grown naturally has denser fibres producing cloth that is beautifully soft, more durable and holds its shape better - even when washed repeatedly
-Organic cotton saves lives - No pesticides, hazardous chemicals (believed to cause up to a million cases of poisoning a year and 20,000 deaths); so better for farming communities
-No formaldehyde (used as a finish) which can cause rashes, asthma etc - so better for those with allergies, asthma or chemical sensitivities - and means it smells cleaner too!-No nickel in the poppers which can cause skin rashes.