Why Use and Wear 100% Certified Organic Cotton?
The Organic message is important to spread in particular around textiles and clothes. Few people are aware that conventional (non-Organic) cotton is the most toxic crop on our planet. It takes 165 grams of chemicals and pesticides to produce enough cotton to create just one t-shirt of conventional (non-Organic) cotton. These chemicals and pesticides impact our planet and health. It's important to spread the word so more people can ‘gain knowledge and take action' by buying the better alternative - Organic cotton. Organic farming is often produced by independent and family-owned farms, and helps support small-scale farming and fair-trade principles.
At KNOWLEDGE COTTON APPAREL we act to ensure that all our Cotton is hand-picked from chemical-free, Certified Organic Cotton fields out of the respect for people and human life. KNOWLEDGE COTTON APPAREL's Organic Cotton suppliers are certified by Control Union Certifications, in accordance with the Global Organic Textile Standard (G.O.T.S.). KNOWLEDGE COTTON APPAREL only uses Organic Cotton of the highest quality.
Organic Cotton is good for the farmers and their families as they do not need to work with these toxic chemicals. It's good for the environment. Good for you, the consumer!
Organic Cotton Principles
From raw material to finished garment we follow a special process of best practice principles to reduce our impact on the Earth and treat our natural resources with respect and care.
Tested and Certified, our 100% Organic Cotton is produced by natural methods that reduce pollution and enhance sustainable ecosystems always ensuring uncompromised quality.
We know that respect is earned, not commanded.
Respect for Raw Materials
We know Organic farming starts with the soil. It takes over 0.50 Kg of Cotton and huge amounts of soil and water to produce a single T-shirt.
We act to ensure that compost, frequent crop rotations and cover crop strategies replace synthetic fertilizers to keep the soil and water healthy and productive.
We respect the soil, air and water and treat the Earth as a living system and not simply a growing medium for plants.
Respect for Healthy Production Practices
We know that each year, millions of Kilograms of toxic chemicals are dusted onto conventional (non-Organic) agricultural Cotton fields. Alone, conventional non-Organic Cotton fields in California are dusted every year with 3.45 million Kg of chemicals.
We act to ensure that all weeds are controlled by innovative farm machinery, hand labor or flame devices rather than herbicide or chemical applications. Fields must be free of synthetically-derived chemicals for three years in order to achieve Organic certification.
We respect the natural balance of the environment and work hard to source materials and use processes that reduce our impact on the environment.
Respect for People and Human Life
We know that the chemicals used in conventional (non-Organic) Cotton farming cause health issues in humans exposed in production or animals who feed on processed Cotton seed. Each T-shirt made from Organic Cotton saves 165 grams of synthetic fertilizers and farm chemicals and avoids contamination risks and hazards. In addition, Organic farming is often produced by independent and family-owned farms, and helps support small-scale farming and fair-trade principles.
We act to ensure all our Cotton is hand-picked from chemical-free, Certified Organic Cotton fields.
We respect all life.
Gain Knowledge. Take Action. Earn Respect.