||CONTROL UNION - ORGANIC COTTON
Organic cotton is grown without chemicals or the use
modified seeds - in other words it's guaranteed 100% natural. Certified
organic cotton also bans the addition of chemicals as the fibre is
turned into clothes. It must be understood that human health needs to
be considered at all stages of textile production from worker to wearer
- pesticides, chemical dyes and formaldehyde to name a few have serious
impacts on human health.
For a more comprehensive understanding please refer to the GOTS -
Global Organic Textile Standard document, link below. In order to be
certified organic our clothing companies must adhere to this standard,
which as you will read involves more than organic cotton, but in fact
requires adherence to safe practice throughout the manufacturing
Ecoworldfashion.com recommend control union (GOTS) certified organic
clothing for all children, chemically sensitive or allergic individuals
and those with health concerns.
EcoWorldFashion.com brands who use organic cotton are certified with
the European Control Union (formerly SKAL). Click here for more information on Control
Please take the time to read the certifying criteria, a full
appreciation of textile processing will enable an understanding of how
important it is for the health of everyone to buy certified organic
Cotton accounts for just 3% of the world's
agriculture, yet uses 25% of all insecticides and 10% of all
pesticides. The workers, all 40 million employed in the global textile
trade pay the price for cheap clothing: long hours, poor wages, unsafe
working conditions (dangerous chemical use), abuse and
The end user of conventionally made clothes pays a health price
- through multiple dangerous chemical absorptions via skin
contact, or off-gassing of those chemicals. Our environment is severely
negatively impacted with the use of chemicals that foul our soil and
impact our air quality.
EcoWorldFashion.com pledge to support companies that are Ethical in
their dealings with people and the environment, some of our brands
ensure this ethical position from seed to sales with certification,
others are truly committed to tackling either the environmental or
social issues brought about by the manufacture of their fashion
Everything we stock at Ecoworldfashion.com tackles at least one of the
environmental and social issues involved in making, transporting and
selling clothes. EcoWorldFashion.com assess the brand and their
products against a set of Ethical criteria which covers environmental
impact, working conditions, fair trade considerations and human health.
Ecoworldfashion.com support those companies who
artisans from around the world who have traditional skills.
Ecoworldfashion.com endeavour to support companies who utilize artisans
in the production of their fashion or the artisans themselves. In some
instances, generations of families have been and are highly skilled
embroiders, handweavers, natural plant hand dyers, wild silk weavers
and knitters to name a few.
In a world where mechanization is dominating - sometimes centuries old
- skills, we feel it is important to protect the beautiful work
produced by those with traditional skill.
Ethical fashion looks to work with artisans by using traditional skills
to give designs a uniqueness that will sell in the marketplace. This
helps to ensure their skills are kept alive to pass down to the
generations and offers security for their livelihood.