What is the difference between Organic Cotton and regular Cotton?
IF YOU DIDN’T ALREADY KNOW, WE’VE JUST RELEASED OUR NEW RANGE OF DOG BANDANAS AND THEY’RE MADE WITH ORGANIC COTTON.
Well, for starters, our bandanas are not just organic. They’re 100% GOTS-Certified. which is even better.
GOTS stands for ‘Global Organic Textile Standard’ and they are the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
In a nutshell, fabrics that are GOTS-certified are grown, harvested, dyed and manufactured/finished under strict environmental, and social standards. The cotton itself is organic, and processed in an eco friendly manner - by people who are treated and paid fairly in safe and ethical environments. These fabrics are then dyed with certified non-toxic dyes. The GOTS-certification covers the entire textile supply chain ensuring the fabric is good for the environment, the people growing and making the fabric as well as for whom ends up wearing it.
“No toxic chemicals are used in the growing of organic cotton. It doesn’t damage the soil, has less impact on the air, and uses 88% less water and 62% less energy. Conventional cotton uses about 16% of the world’s insecticides and 7% of pesticides. Organic cotton is 80% rain-fed, which reduces pressure on local water sources. The absence of chemicals also means that water is cleaner and safer. Cotton is often grown in water-scarce areas using irrigation and it takes 2,700 liters of water to make a conventional cotton t-shirt.” - aboutorganiccotton.org