Organic Cotton Fibres

Our cotton garments are produced in India and are certified according to GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), from the cotton fields all the way through the processes of spinning, dying, weaving, knitting, stitching, finishing, packing and transporting.

Organically farmed cotton employs nature-based solutions to manage pests and build healthy soil, in contrast to the synthetic pesticides, herbicides, defoliants, fertilizers, and GMO seeds used to grow conventional cotton.

Farming organically means farming without chemicals and handpicking the cotton balls. This results in cotton fields with other plants, too. It is the natural way of farming, and you see no strict lines of planting and no unnaturally gigantic cotton bulbs. This enables the farmers to use the same plants year after year, as plants are not ruined by machines and “fatigued” by chemicals.

The organic cotton fields are owned by local family farmers, who hand over their harvest to the mill. For these organic farmers, there are many advantages to organic farming. First and foremost are the economic benefits. They save on expensive fertilizers, are paid more for their cotton, do not need to buy new plants every season, and finally, their soil is never exhausted by over-farming and chemicals.

The cotton plant begins as a seed, turns into a flower, and dries into a cotton bulb.

Strict waste water treatment practices are also required in all phases of production, in order not to pollute the water and environment surrounding the textile production. Good for our water, planet, and people.

Textile production - the process of cleaning, spinning, dying, weaving, and knitting – is done without the harmful chemicals usually involved in the production of conventional cotton textiles. This means that no formaldehyde, azo dyes, heavy metals, phthalates, chlorophenol, PVC, chlorine, nickel, etc. ever touch our cotton. Discharge printing and special washes (mostly used for denim), are also not allowed.

Social and economic welfare among the people involved in cotton farming and the production of textiles and garments is truly important. It is breathtaking to try to understand how many hands have touched the clothing that we wear every day.

We love softness! Each season, we produce new colours of melange yarns for our ribs, velours and other knitted textiles.

Melange means a mix of colours that blend into a nice and rich colour. When we make a melange yarn, we dye the cotton bulbs in different colours, then mix them, comb them, and spin them. This gives a playful deep, long-lasting colour and an incredible softness.

The garment cutting, stitching, steaming, and packing is, of course, a very important part of the making of organic and clean products. We only work with factories that produce with organic cotton, ensuring that no contamination is possible and that no chemicals are used in the washing and finishing of any garment, before it is packed safely to undertake its long journey to happy use by you.

We only work with factories that produce with organic cotton, ensuring that no contamination is possible and that no chemicals are used in the washing and finishing of any garment, before it is packed safely to undertake its long journey to happy use by you.

We believe in fair and basic social values, including fair wages, freedom of association, fair working hours, offer of regular employment, safe and hygienic work conditions, non-discrimination, and, of course, no use of child labour.

All of these and many more social compliances are included in GOTS. Furthermore, the main factory we work with is both fair trade and SA8000 certified.