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When you choose organic textiles

You contribute to people not having to handle toxins when working with the products.
You help increase the possibilities for people in textile producing countries to drink clean water where no toxins have reached the ground water.
You contribute to a cleaner and healthier world.
You invest in a better future, not only for yourself but also for your children and grandchildren through decreased use of toxins.
You increase your body’s well-being – the soft feeling of toxin-free clothes makes your skin feel better.

Organically produced textiles are built on three cornerstones;

Ecology * Ethics * Economy


Ecology – Production for sustainable development

Growers and buyers cooperate when it comes to organically grown cotton. All parts of the life cycle, from cultivation to waste, is taken into account. Treatments that are normally made with chemicals are environmentally adapted, that is, made without the use of artificial fertilisers and biocides*. Finally, the weeding is done mechanically and manually.

Ethics – Social responsibility

In organically certified production there is a social responsibility – which means that measures are taken to see that people working with textile manufacturing – from cultivation to finished product – have acceptable working hours and an acceptable working environment.

Economy – Using without abusing the natural resources

Today, 20 percent of the earth’s population consume 80 percent of the earth’s resources. When it comes to textiles, the most commonly used textile fibre is cotton. In Sweden, 250 000 tons of textiles are consumed every year.
One misconception is that it is more expensive to produce something that complies with a number of environmental criteria. Organically manufactured clothes are not more expensive than other clothes of high quality.
If the environmental profits are taken into account, they are great. Among others, it saves energy. It takes enormous amounts of energy to produce the artificial fertiliser that is used on conventional cotton farms. Biocides* that are sprayed on the cotton are a great cost to the growers.
*(Biocide is a collective name for weed-killers that means life-killers.)

Purchasing organically produced textiles is the best development aid that you can give. It provides the growers with the possibility to live off their products.
(Source ADdesign textile AB).