While cotton is one of the most popular fabrics in the world, it’s also heavily sprayed with pesticides. These fancy bug sprays are intended to get your tees, sweaters and blankets to you as quickly and cheaply as possible, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also considers many of them, including the widely-used permethrin, to be carcinogens.
All of our brands, at Ninth+Nord, use Certified Organic Cotton for their cotton pieces. Our baby clothes are free of both cotton pesticides and a range of harmful or risky substances found on synthetic materials, which not only provides peace of mind for parents, but can help reduce the chances of baby’s skin becoming irritated. This is especially beneficial for children with eczema.
Organic cotton also has a notably lower carbon footprint, using less fuel, water and energy to produce. Organic cotton produces around 46% less CO2e compared to conventional cotton. It uses far less water to grow since organic cotton growers typically utilize rain far more than irrigation. Organic farming is also safer for workers on cotton plantations, avoiding exposure to harmful chemicals.
For more information about certification from GOTS please visit http://global-standard.org