Organic Fashion & Textiles Weekend

This weekend we’re celebrating Organic Fashion and Textiles. Organic companies up and down the country are offering you some great promotions over the weekend, and throughout the month of September. Have a look at the list below and grab a great offer from one our organic licensees.

Why not make your Small Change a pair of organic jeans? Or maybe an organic t-shirt? Let us know what you’re up to on twitter - #SmallChanges

If you'd like your promotion listed here, please email the details to fnorris@soilassociation.org.

Organic September - 01- 30 September

 Ripple Farm Organics

4 veggie boxes for the prices of 3
 
Welly Walk with the Cows - 09-11 September

Garthorne Farm, Archdeacon Newton, Darlington, DL2 2YB

Meeting 5pm at Acorn Dairy for a guided, short walk with the herd. Meet the adorable 'Loubie' twin sisters and see our farm wildlife. Approx 2 hrs. All weathers. www.acorndairy.co.uk
 
Open Day - 13 September

Purton House Organics, Church End, Purton, Swindon SN5 4EB

Free open day Saturday 13th September: farm walks, meet the animals, pop-up cafe, food samples, farm shop, hot food & much more! For more details please see: www.purtonhouseorganics.co.uk
 
Hurworth Country Fair - 20 September

Hurworth Grange Community Centre, 41 Hurworth Road, Hurworth Place, Darlington, DL2 2BN

An annual country fair that has a range of activities for all the family including; food stalls; cookery demonstrations; vegetable and craft competitions; craft and trade stalls; animal demonstration...
 
Nose to Tail MeatUp for Organic September - 27 September

 Swillington Organic Farm, Coach Road, Swillington, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS26 8QA

In September's MeatUp we will not only give you a tour of the farm and the butchery, but we will show you how best to use your meat, making it go further to save money and eat well. Your visit to the...
 

 

 

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Organic cotton...

...gives control to farmers, not GM companies

Organic cotton production never uses GM seed. The small-scale farmers who produce the majority of our cotton need reliability, not high risks. Using low external inputs that are locally available, organic allows farmers to work within their limits and with their environment, in a sustainable way. Organic cotton puts choices in the farmer's hands.

...eliminates hazardous synthetic pesticides

As organic cotton farmers around the world demonstrate every day, cotton can be grown without pesticides. By eliminating all hazardous synthetic pesticides in its production organic cotton offers a healthy and sustainable farming future for farmers and their families. Organic takes the toxic impact out of producing cotton.

...helps farmers feed their families

Organic farmers grow a diversity of crops to maintain healthy and fertile soils and fight off pests. By diversifying crops, farmers can also diversify their income. Growing food or other crops helps insure organic farmers against crop failure, climate variability, price volatility and changes in market demand.

...saves precious water

Organic farming practices create healthy soils which make better use of water inputs and are more resilient in drought conditions. By eliminating the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilisers, organic cotton keeps waterways and drinking water safe and clean. The water pollution impact of organic has been shown to be 98% less than non-organic cotton production.

...combats climate change

Organic cotton farmers are doing their bit to combat climate change. By eliminating the use of manufactured fertilisers and pesticides and reducing nitrogen inputs, organic cotton growing produces up to 94% less greenhouse gas emissions. By maintaining their health, organic practices turn soils into a carbon 'sink', removing CO2 from the atmosphere.

Show your support at www.cottonedon.org