Organic clothes and textiles have become increasingly popular in the last decade. If you're seeking environmentally friendly clothing, then choose organic clothing - textiles are certified as organic it means that both the production of the fibre on the farm, and the processing of this fibre into textiles has met organic standards and been checked at every step of the processing supply chain for social and environmental responsibility.
The Soil Association certifies to the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) – the international gold standard for organic textiles. The whole supply chain from field through manufacture to final product must be certified, and we check against environmental and social standards.
There are several reasons why organic textiles are kinder, cleaner and better:
- Organic fibres are grown without the use of harmful pesticides or genetically modified organisms so promote a healthier farm and environment
- We don’t allow harmful manufacturing chemicals in organic textile production, so its better for local wildlife, animals and people
- Social conditions are high in organic textile factories, and organic cotton production can help farmers find a way out of poverty
- Animal welfare is at the heart of organic systems, so is better for animals growing our fibres
- Our organic textiles don’t contain allergenic, carcinogenic or toxic chemicals
Find out more about organic cotton and organic wool or look for our symbol when you’re buying textiles.
Show your support
You can show your support for organic cotton at www.cottonedon.org.