WHY SHOULD PARENTS GO ORGANIC?
Parents choose organic clothing to limit their little one’s exposure to the harmful chemicals often found in non-organic clothing. Synthetic fibers or non-organic cotton often contains petrochemicals, acrylic, PVC and esters that have been linked to a variety of health problems. The choice of organic clothing is also part of a larger trend towards sustainability—nearly 20% of all water pollution occurs through the making of non-organic clothing.
WHAT DOES G.O.T.S. CERTIFICATION MEAN?
To be G.O.T.S. certified, textile products must contain a minimum of 95% organic fibers. All inks, dyes and process chemicals used in manufacture must meet basic toxicity and biodegradability requirements. Heavy metals, formaldehyde, nickel, and PVC are prohibited from the manufacture process.
WHAT IS FAIR TRADE?
Fair trade is an alternative to conventional trade based on partnership between producers and consumers. At every step of the supply chain, producers are paid a living wage and work in safe, humane conditions. Buying fair trade is a powerful way for consumers to reduce poverty through everyday shopping.