At RAINE Clothing, all of our clothing contains 100% organic cotton, which means that it is both more eco-friendly and more sustainable than some of the alternatives – but we know that this can be a confusing subject, so today we’re sharing a little more about what organic cotton actually means, and the standards our suppliers have to adhere to to ensure they’re granted the certifications our manufacturers require.
What makes organic cotton different from other cotton?
Organic cotton is cotton that hasn’t been grown using pesticides or other chemicals – which means that no harmful chemicals are being released into the environment to create this cotton, and the producers of the cotton aren’t having to be exposed to these same chemicals when growing it. That means that organic cotton both reduces environmental impact, and promotes safer working environments for those growing it, making it an eco-friendly and ethcial clothing option.
What standards are organic cotton held to?
At RAINE Clothing, we ensure that all of our organic cotton is eco-friendly, as well as being socially conscious, too – we ask all our suppliers to provide us with as much information as possible about their sourcing to ensure it’s conducted fairly and ethically, with all parties involved granted fair payment for their work in the organic cotton process.
Is organic cotton more expensive?
Unfortunately, as organic cotton isn’t as widely used as non-organic cotton, the price can be higher than less sustainable clothing options – this is because less organic cotton farmers exist worldwide, and therefore it can have a higher premium. However, as more of us begin to opt for organic clothing, the price will go down – so every sustainable clothing purchase helps to make ethical clothing accessible to all!
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