At Organics for Kids we use the finest organic textiles. Our cotton and linen are free from pesticides and artificial fertilisers, and the farmers who grow them receive a fair price for their crop. And because non-organic cotton is responsible for a quarter of global insecticide use each year, we believe that going organic makes a real difference. As well as the environment and the farmers, we pay great attention to the finished product and offer you a range that is beautiful to look at, comfortable to wear and practical to care for. Our clothes are designed and made in England and India.
The use of pesticides on non-organic cotton has serious health implications. The World Health Organisation estimates that 20,000 people die each year as a result of unsafe pesticide use, mainly in developing countries. As well as the human costs, there are environmental problems associated with non-organic cotton growing, such as reduced soil fertility, loss of biodiversity and water pollution. Organic farming methods can help to address these problems.
There is clearly a need to consider options such as organic growing methods. Of course, change takes time and involves an element of risk. However, given the right support, the potential benefits for the environment, the farmers and their families, can be considerable.