We all love our children and want to protect them as best we can. Going Organic is not a passing trend, its meaningful because of the impact it has on our children's lives and futures. Organic cotton is safer for them, better for the farmers who harvest it and ultimately better for our planet. And each one of us can actually make a difference. (link to attached image of pyramid) Its obviously the right thing to do....
Why are we committed to going Organic?
“There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and poverty.” Mahatma Gandhi
It is a lamentable fact that conventional cotton production is damaging both to the environment and to the people who produce it. The chemicals sprayed on cotton are some of the most hazardous. According to the World Health Organization, 20.000 people die each year in developing countries as a result of the chemicals sprayed on conventionally grown cotton.
I have always tried to limit my impact on the Earth, and producing Organic apparel for the most precious people in our lives, our children, pairs my personal philosophies with my entrepreneurial spirit.
Moreover, Mi Dulce An’ya allows me to make a small contribution to a 3.3 billion dollar industry where eco-friendly options are the proverbial drops in the bucket.
What is organic fabric?
Organic cotton fabric comes from a carefully implemented and intensely monitored multi-phase process. First, the cotton plants are sown from non-GMO seeds, and the cotton fiber is grown and harvested without the use of toxic insecticides, pesticides and fertilizers. Next, the harvested cotton fiber is processed into yarn for weaving into fabric, using only safe corn starches and peroxides. Chemical inputs like formaldehyde, heavy metals, chlorine bleaches and sulfurs are strictly prohibited.
Oppositely, carbon-based, synthetic chemicals used in conventionally grown cotton fiber & fabric are highly toxic to humans (especially the farmers who handle them day-in and day-out), contaminate waterways, are detrimental to the land and contribute to global warming. These ill effects are just the tip of the iceberg.
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is "recognized as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers worldwide. It defines high level environmental criteria along the entire supply chain of organic textiles and requires compliance with social criteria as well." All phases of organic fiber and fabric production must be inspected and certified according to GOTS' strict, uniform standards in order to obtain the certification label "organic".
We all love our children and want to protect them as best we can. Going Organic is not a passing trend, its meaningful because of the impact it has on our children's lives and futures. Organic cotton is safer for them, better for the farmers who harvest it and ultimately better for our planet. And each one of us can actually make a difference. Its obviously the right thing to do....