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It is the same way with cotton. As an agricultural product, organically grown cotton must use methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. The production system must replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers and build biologically diverse agriculture.
The certification of the cotton is complicated as cotton is a global crop and there are many different standards and certifying agencies. Ultimately, the certification process chosen usually depends mainly on the final market of the organic product.
There are a number of agencies that do the certifying and more information can be found on the Institute for Marketecology IMO website. Now, organic cotton fabric involves much, much more than just using organic cotton. The entire production process has rules and standards, such as: Again, global organizations have been formed to create and enforce standards and certify the final product.
This brings us to an organic cotton base cloth, pre-dye or printing. However, most use what are called low-impact dyes and inks. Low impact dyes and inks do not contain heavy metals or other known toxic substances. They do not need mordants a chemical fixing agent and the water can be recycled.
The dye cycle is shortened, so less water and fewer chemicals are used. What about Fair Trade? Some organic cotton fabric is also produced in a fair trade certified facility. What about US-grown cotton? There are many types of cotton and certain types are used for certain types of fabrics. The kind of cotton needed for high-quality quilting cotton fabrics are not grown in large enough quantities in the US to supply the market. Anika and Marin fabric collections from Monaluna fabrics.
Hemp Hemp is considered sustainable because of its remarkable agricultural characteristics. It grows extremely fast in many climates, does not exhaust the soil, requires no pesticides or herbicides because dense planting crowds out weeds. Fabrics made with hemp are strong, soft and soften up with subsequent washings and long-lasting. Soy Soy fiber is made from the waste product from soybeans after the oil is extracted.
It is converted and processed usually using non-toxic agents and enzymes into a fiber and made into fabric.
Organic Cotton Plus sees the development of GOTS as a defining event in the story of organic cotton. For all of our GOTS certified fabrics, we ensure that every facility is inspected, and each step is certified, right through to our warehouse in South Carolina. % Certified Organic Cotton Organic cotton is grown in an environment where no pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or herbicides have been used for a minimum of three years. Organic yarn spinners have set isolated processing areas in order to segregate the organic cotton from conventional cotton. Organic Cotton Fabric and Eco-Friendly Crafting Supplies. GOTS Certified products including organic cotton Flannel, Jersey, Interlock, Canvas, Fleece.