Cotton is light, breathable, and soft on the skin, which is why it is one of the most popular fabrics worn around the world. However, producing cotton isn’t always good for the environment. From water pollution to wildlife poisoning, regular cotton affects the environment and people in countless ways.
Organic cotton, on the other hand, paints a widely different picture. Certified organic cotton replaces nitrogen fertilizers and harmful pesticides with natural substitutes such as green manure. Another critical factor of organic cotton is the positive social impact, such as providing ethical treatment to workers. We would like to underline the importance of certification since it is the best way to know if your cotton is genuinely sustainable. That’s why we, Hammam34, use GOTS certification in all of our organic cotton products.
We listed some key points to meet the GOTS certification:
- Fibers must be at least 70% natural and from organic agriculture
- Genetically modified (GM) seeds are banned
- Strict monitoring of the entire production chain
- Controls on chemicals used and wastewater treatment
- The safe treatment of workers is required, and child labor prohibited
- Regularly verified by independent inspectors