Organic Cotton FAQs

What kinds of cotton do you use?
We currently use two different types - organic cotton and a recycled cotton blend fabric made from a mix of organic cotton and recycled cotton items.

 
Where does your organic cotton come from?
We use materials from plants grown in Tanzania without the use of harmful and toxic pesticides.

 
Is your organic cotton certified?
Yes. It holds the transaction certificate from the Control Union, meaning that the yarn is processed according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

 
Where does your recycled cotton fabric originate?
We get our recycled cotton blend cloth from Japan. It's made from a mix of organic cotton and cotton fibers obtained from recycled waste garments.

 
Why do you use organic cotton in your seaweed t-shirt? Doesn’t this need more water to grow than regular cotton?
Our seaweed fiber t-shirt is made from 80% organic cotton, 20% seaweed fiber and treated with natural peppermint oil which encourages less frequent washing. We chose this combination for many reasons. As it’s a new technology, seaweed fiber is expensive and using it to make a complete tee would be prohibitively expensive. Cotton was our companion fiber of choice and we opted for organic cotton, which we believe is the most ethical option. The cotton we use has Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification and comes from Tanzania. It’s grown without harmful chemicals, leaving the soil, air and water free from contaminants that cause harm. Farming of organic cotton does require more water to grow than conventional cotton, however 97% of this water is rain-fed green water, which means that organic cotton helps save 75% of blue water waste. UNESCO’s report into water consumption splits it into three groups: rain-fed green water (not an environmental concern), grey water used in the production process due to the use of chemicals for dying and bleaching etc, and blue water used for irrigation (the main environmental concern).