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The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) launched a new website to promote the benefits of organic fiber to the environment, farmers, and the public. Choosing organic cotton gives control to farmers instead of GM companies, eliminates hazardous synthetic pesticides, helps farmers feed their families, save precious water, and combats climate change.

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) launched a new website to promote the benefits of organic fiber to the environment, farmers, and the public. Organic cotton delivers proven benefits - when it comes to sustainability claims you can trust, nothing beats it. 

There are 100 million cotton farmers producing cotton in 80 countries worldwide. Choosing organic cotton gives control to farmers instead of GM companies, eliminates hazardous synthetic pesticides, helps farmers feed their families, save precious water, and combats climate change. Choose to support farmers and protect the environment. Choose organic cotton.

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the stringent voluntary international standard for the processing of organic fiber-containing products, addressing all the post-harvest processing stages (including spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing and manufacturing). It includes both environmental and social provisions for post-farm to retail shelf management. Key provisions include a ban on the use of child labor, genetic engineering, heavy metals, and highly hazardous chemicals such as formaldehyde, while requiring living wages and strict wastewater treatment practices. 

For more information about the benefits of organic cotton, where to buy it, and to see cottonedon's partners, visit cottonedon.org.

 

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