Organic cotton is the ideal fabric for a baby’s sensitive skin. It is softer, more breathable and much less likely to trigger allergies and eczema since there are no harmful chemicals used in the growing of the cotton or in its production into fabric. Organic cotton farming promotes clean air, water and soil. It doesn’t endanger wildlife or human health and uses much less water than is used to grow conventional cotton, often using only rainfall to grow the plants.
Conventionally grown cotton on the other hand is one of the most destructive crops grown in the world today.
- It can take more than 20,000 liters of water to produce 1kg of conventional cotton. This is equivalent to a single T-shirt and pair of jeans.
- Using one acre of conventional cotton instead of an acre of organic cotton increases CO2 emissions by two tones a year.
- Conventional Cotton which is planted on less than 3% of the world's arable land, uses around 25% of the world's insecticides and more than 10% of the world's pesticides.
- According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seven of the top 15 pesticides used on cotton crops are potential or known human carcinogens. Among these pesticides are Cyanide, Dicofol, Naled, Propargite and Trifularin, which are known cancer-causing chemicals.
- 1/3 of a pound of agricultural chemicals are routinely used in the production of a single cotton T-shirt. The World Health Organization estimates that each year pesticides poison at least 3 million people and kill 20-40,000 people.
At Kiddi Comforts, all our bandana bibs use GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton. This means we can guarantee that the cotton used in our bibs is truly organic.
GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. The aim of the standard is to define world-wide recognized requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labeling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.