Kinder, cleaner, better

08 September 2011

Organic clothes and textiles have become increasingly popular in the last decade. When textiles are certified as organic it means that both the production of the fibre on the farm, and the processing of this fibre into textiles has met organic standards and been checked at every step of the processing supply chain for social and environmental responsibility.

There are several reasons why organic textiles are kinder, cleaner and better:

  • Organic fibres are grown without the use of harmful pesticides or genetically modified organisms so promote a healthier farm and environment
  • We don’t allow harmful manufacturing chemicals in organic textile production, so its better for local wildlife, animals and people
  • Social conditions are high in organic textile factories, and organic cotton production can help farmers find a way out of poverty
  • Animal welfare is at the heart of organic systems, so is better for animals growing our fibres Our organic textiles don’t contain allergenic, carcinogenic or toxic chemicals

Find out more on the Soil Association's organic textiles pages.

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