Why choose Organic Cotton?
Cotton is used in about 40% of all worldwide textile productions. Organic cotton is different and by choosing it you are ensuring the global impact is minimal. The term ‘organic’ refers to fibre farming and production methods that are managed in accordance with organic standards (source: Australian Organic Standards, 2016) and is:
- grown using no Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in seeds and no pesticides or insecticides.
- grown under ethical working conditions.
With these great benefits, it also ensures that the supply chain is positive. We call it the "eco-supply chain".
Organic cotton production represented approximately 0.4% of global cotton production in 2014-2015 (source: Organic Cotton Market Report, 2016).
Products labelled ‘organic’ may contain varying percentages of organic cotton. The Organic cotton products we stock at Baby Mina have a minimum of 95% organic cotton and meet the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS).
Organic Cotton Farming Methods
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have low impact on the environment, the organic production systems replenishing and maintaining soil fertility reducing the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilisers and building a biologically diverse agricultural system.
Source: AboutOrganicCotton, 2016
Organic Cotton Factory Production
During the factory process, the cotton is taken to a textile mill where it is manufactured into cloth. These factories meet the same standards as organic farms.
GOTS certification ensures that products are:
- Clean and safe in factory.
- No child labour.
- Products are crafted by adults who work by choice.
- Workers receive fair pay and regular working hours.
Funds that are generated through the fair trade are invested into educational and social projects within the communities of developing countries.
Organic Cotton Supply Chain
After the cultivation and manufacturing stages, the products find its way to its new home, Baby Mina customers. When you choose organic clothing you can really feel the quality and difference in every fibre.
- Organic cotton fibres are better for your skin.
- High-quality cotton means a long, durable life span.
- GOTS certified products mean >95% all natural organic cotton fibres.
- GOTS certification requires strict quality standards at every level of the supply chain.
The main benefit of organic cotton is that it is free from the toxins that are harmful for farmers, workers and us as the consumer that are produced in normal cotton production. It also means we are protecting our wildlife eco-systems.
Safe. Soft. Gentle.