There are several reasons why choosing organic cotton is important for both the environment and the people who grow and pick it...
Organic September is a reminder to consider buying organic, as by doing so, you’ll not only be helping to protect our vital wildlife whilst reducing your own exposure to potentially harmful pesticides and chemicals - but you'll also be helping to support the farmers who work hard to grow our food and cotton crops for generations to come.
And going organic is easier than you’d think. From eating to wearing!
Many of our shoes including our Brisk sneakers pictured here have GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton linings, and organic cotton canvas uppers and are also OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified.
Organic means higher levels of animal welfare, lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers and more environmentally sustainable management of the land and wildlife.
Cotton is hypoallergenic (relatively unlikely to cause an allergic reaction) and dust-mite resistant, which means it is the best choice of material for people who suffer from allergies, or those who have sensitive skin prone to irritation. Natural fabrics allow for better air circulation, which helps absorb and remove body moisture.
Our organic cotton lining has a 30% blend of organic linen, which increases durability, and is also known to be a hypoallergenic and hygroscopic material - able to absorb moisture from the air, drawing heat away from the skin and keeping the feet cool and dry.
Cotton is also biodegradable and a renewable resource. During processing, less than 10% of it is lost or deemed non-usable. And of course, organic cotton is even better as no pesticides are used, which in turn means fewer chemicals in the environment and no harm to the people growing it.