Cotton is the natural fibre that probably makes up a large proportion of your wardrobe. It's soft, absorbent and breathable. It keeps us cool in summer and is also a good heat conductor through winter. However, it’s one hell of a greedy crop and can take a huge toll on our environment.
Organic cotton is cotton that has been produced to standards that ensure its production leaves a lighter footprint on the earth. Farming of organic cotton uses less water and ensures no toxic chemicals and GMO’s are used so that the health of the soil is maintained using natural processes. Organic cotton promotes sustainable agricultural practices that benefit the land and the people.
There are a few cotton certification bodies out there that set standards for organic cotton. The one that's most commonly known is GOTS. These standards not only promote sustainable practices in relation to environmental concerns but also social concerns which help to aid a safer supply chain.
While we have worked closely with our manufacturers and have been in regular contact with our organic cotton suppliers, we haven't yet visited their farms. We hope to visit them early next year, so stay tuned for further updates on our supply chain visits!