Organic Cotton 

Grown without the use of agrochemicals and/or pesticides, organic cotton production is done according to the organic agriculture principles, eliminating the possibility of damage to the soil, the environment and, most essentially, to human health. 

 

While conventional cotton crops are the biggest agrochemicals consumers in the world - being extremely aggressive to flora, fauna and to the farmers' own health - in organic cotton farming the use and need for synthetic fertilizers is non-existent. Its cultivation is carried out through the crop rotation system (alternation of the cultivated area with another species, in order to avoid the depletion of the soil nutrients), in this way the consumption of water is reduced and the health of the soil is preserved.

 

The use of pesticides is also eliminated, since pest control is carried out through the "Biological Control" method, one of the natural control methods used in Organic Agriculture. In Biological Control, pests are combated by introducing beneficial predatory species or by introducing a more attractive plant species as food. The weeds are removed manually.

 

For all the above activities to be carried out, a greater number of workers are employed, generating more job vacancies and thus allowing for better training of the workers involved. Most of the organic cotton crops are considered "Fair Trade", a term used to designate fair productions and forms of trade, where there is a correct economic valuation of the workforce, as well as adequate working conditions for the workers.

 

The organic cotton fabrics used in our production are GOTS certified, the world's most important certification standard for organically produced textiles. The Global Organic Textile Standard is an international and highly respected standard for setting environmental and social standards throughout the supply and distribution chain of organic textiles.