facts & figures
We're not going to load you down with the facts and figures (although there are plenty of them) that explain why organic fibres are so much better for people and the environment . Also we're not going to bother going into long explanations about the issues surrounding ethical trading (for every nation) and the environmental impact of the textile and clothing industry. All we are going to say is that our clothing is better for you, better for the producers and better for the environment than most garments you can buy on the high street. In addition, organic cotton tends to be of a higher quality than fibre from conventionally grown sources but you'll realise that if you buy an organic cotton item from us.
Having said that, we're also guessing that since you followed this link you might be interested in some sources for our claims so we're providing them below:
Clothes for a Change - information on cotton and the issues surrounding pesticides. Also discusses ethical issues.
Organic hemp - information on the advantages of hemp over other fibres.
Pesticide Action Network UK - working to eliminate the dangers of toxic pesticides
Ethical Junction - directory of products and services from businesses that share the same ethical values.
Clean Clothes Campaign - improving working conditions in the global garment industry.
IFAT - Global network of Fair Trade association.
Oeko-Tex - independent standards insitute that certifies some of our products.
IVN - International Association of the Natural Textile Industry that has rigorous guidelines for textile and garment production - the have two certified labels 'Better' and 'Best'. Some of our stock is certified 'Better' and we're looking for 'Best'.