Above | Daisy Janie is proud member of the Organic Trade Assocation
"OTA is a leader in advocating and protecting organic standards so that consumers can have confidence in certified organic production. With input from its diverse membership, OTA continues to develop and refine organic standards for emerging product areas. OTA monitors the work of government agencies, takes positions on legislation that affects organic agriculture and products, and represents the industry to regulators, elected officials, and international bodies."
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I hope the info contained in these links will give you pause and help guide you in your fabric-buying habits and possibly other areas, too. Do what you can b/c it ALL makes a difference! We're in this together!
- Cotton and the Environment - OTA
- Cotton Facts - OTA
- Cotton: Facts Behind the Fiber
- Is there a way to clean regular fabrics to remove all toxic residues?
- About Organic Cotton
- Statistics of Cotton - slightly outdated in numbers, but still factual in content. This frightens me: "In California, it has become illegal to feed the leaves, stems, and short fibers of cotton known as ‘gin trash’ to livestock, because of the concentrated levels of pesticide residue. Instead, this gin trash is used to make furniture, mattresses, tampons, swabs, and cotton balls. The average American woman will use 11,000 tampons or sanitary pads during her lifetime."
- Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) - 34-page Standard, Ver. 3 - From planted seed to packaged bolt, Daisy Janie's fabrics are produced in accordance with GOTS. This the most comprehensive, 3rd-party certification standard in existence as it addresses seeds, growing, harvesting, ginning, spinning, weaving, printing, finishing & packaging. There are other standards, but they are considered a stepping stone to GOTS. Anytime a company claims organic certification, it is perfectly okay for you as a consumer to ask to see their certificate! My latest cert for Tilly is below.
- O Eco Textiles - Specifically GOTS (in plain language), cotton fibers, organic fabrics, textile industry hazards. Prepare to be shocked when you read some of what Patty & Leigh Anne share on their blog. They research and write with a mission: education & awareness. They are also pioneers!
- Harmony Art: Organic vs. Conventional - Harmony is another pioneer in the organic fabric category! She is generous with information and eager to educate. She definitely walks the walk in her own life, too!
- Reasons to Love Daisy Janie Organic Fabrics