Soil Association Comment: Greenpeace Toxic Threads report
22 November 2012
The Soil Association welcomes a new Greenpeace report exposing the dangerous chemicals used in processing cotton and other textiles. Many of the chemicals highlighted do terrible damage to the environment, particularly in developing countries.
It can be hard for fashion shoppers to know how to make the right choices, but there is one way that consumers can be absolutely sure their clothes are not polluting rivers and drinking water in the poorest countries and that the clothes themselves won’t contain poisonous chemicals – buy organic.
That’s because organic cotton and textiles have been certified to standards from the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
The Soil Association is launching a major campaign with GOTS to promote the benefits of organic cotton and organic processing standards.
Fashion companies whose products are certified as fully organic by the Soil Association include People Tree, Seasalt and Monkee Genes.