why organic cotton?

standard cotton is notorious for being produced with more chemicals than almost any other farmed good. in fact, the average cotton t-shirt requires 1/3 of a pound of pesticides to produce.

chemicals used in cotton production contain harmful carcinogens that lead to illness and death in farmers and animals. they are also toxic to the skin and can cause irritation and sensitivity, especially in babies.

 

the skin is the largest organ in the human body, and we should treat it as such. 

facts

  • conventional cotton uses more insecticides than any other crop in the world 

  • conventional cotton production uses 25% of the world's insecticides and over 10% of our planet's pesticides

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  • according to the WHO, pesticide poisoning is estimated to cause up to 20,000 deaths/year in poor and developing countries

  • due to a method called "crop rotation", organic cotton is less susceptible to bugs and grows in healthier soil

  • organic cotton seeds are produced without pesticides, insecticides, or synthetic fertilizers

  • due to the healthy nature of an organic cotton seed, and the healthy soil that it grows in, the end result is softer, natural fabric

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  • currently, the GOTS certification for organic fabrics has the highest standards of material and production methods, in all facets of the manufacturing cycle.