What is Organic Cotton?

Source: Soil Association

“Organic cotton is a natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre. It benefits cotton producers and the environment in developing countries by avoiding the harmful effects of toxic pesticides, and the reduced cost of production improves social conditions.

It’s better for the farm environment
It’s better for workers in the developing world
It avoids GM
It doesn’t use harmful manufacturing chemicals
Factory conditions are higher
The end garments are residue free

By contrast the non-organic cotton industry is a huge source of global environmental pollution, using almost one quarter of all the world’s insecticides and 10% of pesticides, social conditions for cotton growers can be poor, with poverty, health problems and suicide common, and thousands of chemicals are used to turn raw material into clothes, towels, bedding and other items that we put next to our skin every day.”

More details: www.soilassociation.org

The Organic Company’s products are made from 100% organic cotton
and from 2010 and on all products are of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.

  • GOTS certified organic cotton


What is GOTS?

Source: The Global Organic Textile Standard International Working Group

“The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.”

“The aim of the standard is to define world-wide recognised requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.”

More details: www.global-standard.org

Our GOTS license


More details: The Organic Company in GOTS’s database