At Angelic Threads, the safety of our babies and the environment is paramount (our top priority, our primary objective). That is why we have dedicated ourselves to finding the best quality, eco-friendly organic cotton. Organic baby clothes are made of natural fibers which are grown without chemicals and harmful pesticides. Even after harvesting, the cotton does not undergo chemical bleaching, dying, printing, or detergent washes. Skin allergies, asthma attacks, intoxication and even cancer have been associated with the conventional way of growing cotton. Organic baby clothes are also softer and smoother to the baby’s sensitive and delicate skin.
Organic baby clothes will not only protect your babies, but promote the safety of our environment. Cotton crops have been plagued by numerous diseases and pests over the years. According to the Organic Trade Association (OTA), 25% of the world's insecticide use and over 10% of all pesticide use goes towards cotton crops. And by growing organic cotton, the working environment is healthier and small-scale farmers save money by avoiding the costs of expensive pesticides. The chemicals in pesticides are also known to have poisoned farmers all over the world and contaminate the air factory workers breathe during manufacturing.
According to the World Health Organization, up to 20,000 deaths each year are caused by pesticide poisoning in developing countries. Here in the US alone, more than 10,000 farmers die each year from cancers related to such chemicals. To make matters worse, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has also found that pesticides unintentionally kill at least 67 million birds annually in the U.S. While we cannot change the world overnight, every little bit helps and we are proud to do our part. And the good news is organic cotton prices continue to decline as production grows.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. Only products that contain more than 70% organic fibers qualify for GOTS certification. Any chemical inputs, such as dyestuffs and auxiliaries, must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. GOTS members include leading organic textile associations from the US, UK, Germany and Japan.