Sleep Organic Blog — Organic cotton
Dr. Chris Murphy
Do you know what you're getting when you pick a product off the shelf labelled 'organic'? Unlike food, for fibres the term ‘organic’ is not regulated. This can be misleading for consumers as textile products may be falsely labelled as ‘organic’. This is where the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is so important.
Christmas really is a wonderful time of year, with all the fun and festive feeling. But does that mean that it can’t be eco-friendly? Are there ways that we can make Christmas more sustainable? We think so! Here at Sleep Organic we want to take a look at the ways that you can make Christmas much greener without having to compromise some of the best parts of the season. We believe that Christmas is all about Compassion, Care and Connection with yourself and your surroundings. It could be as simple as not getting over-stressed about festive arrangements, expenditures, invitations, perfectionism...
Organic cotton will improve your health and our planet's health! A bold claim, so let’s delve a little deeper and see why. Every day tens of thousands of highly toxic chemicals are used in the production of textiles. This makes the textile industry the second largest contributor to pollution after the oil industry. The toxic waste produced is then disposed of in our rivers and seas. The waste is extremely dangerous and hazardous for our health, especially for farmers and garment workers who are heavily involved in the production phase. Our wildlife and climate also suffers with the current method of disposal....