...we have lost degrees of freedom in our green vs. non-green choices...
Why does Daisy Janie produce organic fabrics?
We have lost degrees of freedom in our green vs. non-green choices. Choosing to offer an eco-friendly product is in direct response to my belief that Mother Nature is in critical condition and needs our help pronto. I have always had a fiery passion about doing my part to minimize my impact on the earth, and producing organic cotton fabric pairs my personal philosophies with my creative skillset. Moreover, Daisy Janie's organic fabric allows me to make a notable contribution to a 3.3 billion dollar industry where eco-friendly options are the proverbial drops in the bucket.
What is organic fabric?
Organic cotton fabric comes from a carefully implented and intensely monitored multi-phase process. First, the cotton plants are sown from non-GMO seeds, and the cotton fiber is grown and harvested without the use of toxic insecticides, pesticides and fertilizers. Instead, crop rotation, trap crops, and beneficial insect predators are used to prevent and control disease, weed and pest problems. Next, the harvested cotton fiber is processed into yarn for weaving into fabric, using only safe cornstarches and peroxides. Chemical inputs like formaldehyde, heavy metals, chlorine bleaches and sulfurs are strictly prohibited.
Oppositely, carbon-based, synthetic chemicals used in conventionally grown cotton fiber & fabric are highly toxic to humans (esp the farmers who handle them day-in and day-out), contaminate waterways, are detrimental to the land and contribute to global warming. These ill effects are just the tip of the iceberg.
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is "recognised as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers worldwide. It defines high level environmental criteria along the entire supply chain of organic textiles and requires compliance with social criteria as well." All phases of organic fiber and fabric production must be inspected and certified according to GOTS' strict, uniform standards in order to obtain the certification label "organic".