Our Gift Boxes contain organic, fair trade, ethical cotton because ...
Using organic, fair trade, ethically made organic products in our Gift Boxes is very important to us. Not only does it have an affect on us as consumers, it also affects the farmers and manufacturers.
16 - 25% of the pesticides and insecticides used globally are used on cotton crops. This means that farmers are breathing in and absorbing these toxic chemicals, many of which are known carcinogens. They also seep into the water supplies contaminating the water used for cooking and drinking.
Once the cotton has been harvested it is manufactured into cotton fabric and sewn into garments and again more workers are exposed to the toxicity. There is also the major issue of fair employment. A large proportion of the cotton used world wide comes from Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. These are well documented for their forced labour conditions.
Environmentally, conventional cotton farming uses 71% more water than organic cotton farming practices.
By supporting organic, fair trade and ethically made products we are providing healthy living and working conditions for people in this industry. We are also ensuring our precious babies are wearing and using clean natural fabrics which are not contaminated with pesticide and insecticide residues.
Join us, as we help to make organic cotton accessible to all.