Why Organic Cotton Matters

 

From the very beginning, the decision to use organic cotton was instinctual. Upon learning about the textile industry and its heavy impact on the environment and handlers, it quickly became obvious that this was one of the most important choices as a sustainable business. 

  The textile industry is quite horrendous in terms of the toxic chemicals used in the farming, production and dyeing of the cotton. As a crop, conventional cotton accounts for 25% of the insecticides used worldwide. It then uses a myriad of toxic chemicals such as benzene, formaldehyde, ammonia, heavy metals and organochlorides in the production and dyeing process. 

 Organic cotton is often more expensive and harder to source but we couldn’t be more proud to be using it in our beeswax wraps. All wraps are made with GOTS Certified 100% Organic Cotton which contain low impact dyes. The beeswax we use is sourced locally on Vancouver Island and uses no pesticides or insecticides. The tree resin is sourced using sustainable forest practices and the jojoba oil is organic. 

 

 To learn more about what GOTS Certification means check out this link: https://www.global-standard.org/the-standard/general-description.html