Why use organic cotton.
Besides the fact is it super soft, luxurious and durable, Organic Cotton has many benefits past the look and feel of the fabric.
It contains no nasty chemicals. That means when the cotton plant is being grown, soil is enriched with compost, creating healthy plants that attract fewer pests. No herbacides and persticides are used resulting in less toxic pollution to the farmers and surrounding communities and no traces of nasties on your Onesie or T-shirt. Pretty important really as our skin is the largest organ, these chemicals are passed into the bloodstream of the people wearing these clothes.
Here at Frankie Jones, we favour the use of GOT’s certified organic cotton. This ensures the cotton we are purchasing is most certainly organic. GOTs is recognized as the worlds leading organic textiles standard and has pretty strict guidelines in order to certify a fibre organic. We trust them. Peace Of Mind for us and the planet – simple.
We don't grow a lot of cotton here is Oz, mostly due to our bizzaro weather patterns. We therefore source all our Organic Cotton from India, one of the worlds leading Organic Cotton suppliers. Here the organic cotton farmers have invested much money and time into supporting “old school” farming methods. More manual labour, weeding and rotation of crops. Harder work than spraying a chemical. But so much better. We love them for it and love to support them.
Last but not least one of the most important reasons we support Organic farming of cotton is the serious health impacts the harsh chemicals used in conventional cotton farming can have on surrounding communities.
Bottom line, toxic chemicals used in agriculture, the neuro-toxins that kill bugs, impact humans. It is called Cancer. (1)
Most pesticides are applied in developing countries, where farmers often lack the equipment, information and training to handle pesticides.
And in fact the world’s second biggest selling pesticide is classified as extremely hazardous by the World Health Organisation. One drop absorbed through the skin is enough to kill an adult, yet this pesticide is still widely used in cotton production. What the.
I think you get the picture! We are passionate about this. We love fashion but we don’t want our stylish threads hurting anyone. We aim to use 100% certified Organic cotton and be active and supportive in growing Organic Cotton farms around the globe.