Cotton is often seen as a natural and pure product, but in reality has a rather dirty past. Cotton cultivation is one of the world's most chemical-intensive agriculture and the cotton plant is very water-intensive. An average of 10,000 liters of water is needed to produce one kilo of cotton fabric from plant to finished fabric. The cultivation can not only harm the environment but also those who work in the fields and are exposed to the chemicals. The chemicals in the cotton cultivation to produce a bed set contaminate about 100,000 liters of water. There is so much that half of all species that live in the water die. Therefore, it is extra important to choose organic cultivated cotton. Unfortunately, Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is not enough, which only shows that no hazardous substances are present in the final product, but does not include environmental aspects in production.
Our quilts have the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) label, which is an international label for clothing and textiles that covers both social and environmental requirements. GOTS aims to make it easier for the consumer to choose textile products where a holistic perspective has been taken with regard to both environmental and social responsibility throughout the chain. The chain comprises several steps; cultivation, harvesting, preparation and manufacture of the garment itself. GOTS does not allow chemical pesticides or fertilizers. You can feel confident that you will get a cotton that feels good against the skin. And in the heart!