Organic Cotton... What exactly IS it?

February 03, 2015

Organic Cotton. We know it's good right? ...Or do we? Do you really trust us when we say that ReCreate clothing is made from organic cotton? What about if we say it's made from GOTS certified organic cotton? Well, to clear it all up (and to show you that YES! you can really trust us), here is a post from Jess Berentson-Shaw, the founder of Muka Kids organic clothing here in New Zealand.

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‘Organic’ is a pretty over abused & confusing term. To clarify what it means when you see 'organic kids clothes', and cotton clothing specifically, here is the quick & dirty low down (with the long and clean bit at the end for those that like details).

To start with lets deal with the generic term ‘organic’ and what that means.

Well as Inigo Montoya says "You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means”...

Essentially, if you see the term ‘organic’ on a garment with no certification mark, it means nothing at all (or conversely just about anything you might imagine). That is because there is no independently audited or agreed standard associated with the generic term ‘organic’, so don’t be hoodwinked into wasting your cash and good intentions on such products unless you are completely satisfied with what you are getting.

So moving on to ‘certified organic’ and what that means for clothing. The clothing production chain is a long one (here is a quick infographic on how it works). For cotton to be certified as organic there is a standard to be met at every point in that chain. Here is the quick overview of what that means…

So if you are satisfied at this point there is no more to see folks and feel free to click away. If you want more detail or have unanswered questions do read on…




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Waist 67-71cm 72-76cm 77-81cm 82-86cm
Hip 92-96cm 7-101cm 102-106cm 107-111cm

 

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