Why We Love Organic Cotton
Our kids wear their school uniforms for at least 35 hours a week. Naturally, it is the most important items of clothing in their wardrobe. So we thought
to ourselves, wouldn’t it be great to have uniforms made from pure organic cotton, which is not treated with any nasties such as chlorine bleach, Teflon, formaldehyde, and does not contain any toxic dyes, so less likely to trigger allergies, keeping kids cool and healthy why they learn.
Organic cotton is grown without the use of synthetic fertilizes and harmful pesticides, keeping the soil fertile, water clean, and air pure for generations to come. Organic Cotton Farmers and their families don’t have to handle any toxins, and, they receive a premium price for their cotton, which can help elevating entire community out of poverty.
Every stage in making our organic uniforms, such as spinning, knitting, dyeing, and sewing is done with love, and without the use of any toxic substances that can affect our children’s development and wreak havoc to our already fragile eco system. To ensure that, our entire supply chain form seed to the final product is certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) against their strict environmental and social criteria.
Cotton is widely considered to be a very natural fabric, but in reality, it is far from natural, unless it is organic. Conventional cotton-growing is one of the most chemically intensive farming operations in the world using approximately 25% of the world’s insecticides and more than 10% of the pesticides.
Did you know? It takes roughly one-third of a pound of pesticides and fertilizers to grow enough cotton for just one T-shirt.
Our pure organic cotton uniforms are free from these nasties. Its' breathable qualities keep kids comfy, safe and happy, making it much less likely to trigger horrible rashes. Many of our little customers suffer from eczema and various skin complaints, and it is great to know that our organic cotton uniforms are perfect for keeping irritation to a minimum.
EcoOutfitters school uniforms are made from 100% Pure Organic Cotton, and certified by Global Organic Textile Standard. GOTS certification guaranties that everybody involved in the production chain is earning fair wage and no child labour is used. By buying GOTS certified products you are not just buying organic, you support sustainability and ethics in textile industry.