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Why Organic Cotton & Recycled Polyester

Why organic cotton?

Conventional cotton production has a devastating impact on the environment and people. Indeed, traditional cotton requires the use of lots of pesticides that contaminate water sources and are also extremely dangerous for the health of farmers.

A sticking example of cotton’s impact on the environment is what happened to the Aral Sea in Central Asia, once the fourth largest lake in the world. The Aral Sea completely dried up in 2014 due to the inefficient irrigation methods of cotton crops.

Organic cotton has the same quality and gives the same comfort as traditional cotton but doesn’t need pesticides to grow and requires up to 71% less water. Unfortunately, half of all textiles worldwide are made of cotton, but only 0,7% of global cotton production is organic.

We are proud to say that our cotton is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which has rigorous criteria that cover raw material and production and social aspects related to the health and well-being of people in the cotton supply chain.

 

Why recycled polyester?

The Plastic Soup Foundation has declared that the world’s population consumes 1 million plastic bottles every minute. And about 9 million tons of plastic are thrown in the ocean every year.

We decided we cannot just stand and watch. We decided to act.

That’s why we use recycled polyester produced from post-consumer bottles in some of our pieces. Garments made from recycled polyester are soft, durable, and breathable.

But we did more! Please read about our commitment to recovering plastic bottles from rivers and shorelines.