Organic certified cotton has a lower environmental impact than conventional cotton.
We love this natural fibre because it produces fabrics that are soft, strong, breathable, absorbent, hypo-allergenic and easy to care for. In addition, cotton can be recycled and made into new garments.
We source organic cotton fabrics from suppliers specializing in GOTS certified cotton. These are Ecological Textiles from the Netherlands, Lebenskleidung and C-Pauli from Germany.
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF COTTON
- The organic cotton farmer works with nature to build healthy soil which stores carbon: it emits 46% less greenhouse gas than non-organic cotton
- They grow other crops alongside cotton which provides a more diverse food supply
- Organic farmers use natural methods like crop rotation to control pests and diseases, not hazardous, synthetic pesticides and fertilisers
- Organic cotton uses less water for growth. Consequently, rivers, lakes and drinking water are kept cleaner as usage of hazardous pesticides and fertilisers are banned
- Genetically modified seeds are banned in organic cotton farming. Instead, farmers save their seeds year after year to work with nature, more sustainably
We are proud to use linen in our collections. This natural fabric has so many positive qualities, no wonder it is one of the oldest textiles. We see linen as the most sustainable fibre. When cared for accordingly, linen can endure years of wear. Flax, the plant that linen is derived from, grows locally in Belgium, France and the Nederlands and is therefore also the most local textile.
We source organic linen with GOTS certifications from Belgium linen textile producer Libeco.
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF ORGANIC LINEN
- Flax, the plant from which linen is made, is extremely versatile. Every part of the flax plant has traditionally been used to create a worthwhile product - nothing is wasted
- Flax is a resilient plant, requiring few fertilisers or pesticides
- When undyed, linen is fully biodegradable. Furthermore, many conventional linen cultivations are already close to the organic standard
- Natural rainfall is enough to irrigate European flax cultivation.
- Flax is a great carbon sink, storing 400 000 tons of CO2 each year