What is Organic Cotton Clothing? It's cool, it's hip, it's Amazingly Comfortable and it's the least guilt free clothing you can buy for you or your family. How so? Well Organic Cotton Clothing is grown without synthetic agricultural chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, defoliants and excess fertilizers.
This means the farms where Organic Cotton is grown have healthier soil because only natural fertilizers and fertilizing techniques like compost, manure, naturally derived mineral and plant fertilizers, and crop rotation are used, and it means the farm workers aren't exposed to toxic chemicals.
And it also means when it rains toxic chemicals aren't being dumped into the rivers, lakes, streams and ultimately into the ocean. It's a method of making clothing that is sustainable.
In order to sell Organic Cotton Clothing retailers and brands require documentation from growers providing that they have met stringent requirements at every stage of processing, starting at farm level. At PuraKai we have two certification programs.
The USDA NOP (National Organic Program) Standard requires:
- Production practices must comply with the NOP National List of Allowed Synthetic and Prohibited Non-Synthetic Substances.
- Proof must be available on demand.
- Transgenic cotton varieties are not acceptable in organic certification.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has a long list of requirements that includes:
You can find the comprehensive standard here: Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
Committed to Organic Cotton Clothing
At PuraKai we're commited to using only Organic Cotton fabrics and Recycled Plastic Bottle Polyester fabrics. This commitment provides our customer with the comfort of knowing the organic cotton clothing they're wearing was made with the least harm possible to the environment.