In today’s fast-paced world, many people don’t give much thought to where or how their clothes are made. Often, we are more concerned with the style, color, or price of an item rather than the environmental and social impact of its production. However, the truth is that textile production is a questionable business that is harmful to both the environment and workers.
To combat this issue, the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was established. This certification goes beyond simply using organic materials and ensures that the entire manufacturing process is as clean as the raw materials themselves. Traditional textile production involves the use of over 2000 chemicals, including dyes, bleach, flame retardants, and formaldehyde. These chemicals are washed in water during every step of the process, resulting in the discharge of toxic chemicals into the air and water.
Even if the cotton or wool used in production is grown organically, if it is processed conventionally, it can still be harmful to both consumers and the environment. GOTS provides a solution by requiring strict environmental and social criteria to be followed throughout the entire textile supply chain. This includes the use of only certified organically-produced raw materials and the prohibition of chemicals that can cause serious illnesses such as cancer and birth defects.
In addition to protecting consumers, GOTS also safeguards the environment by requiring that all dyes and auxiliaries are assessed and approved prior to their use. Harmful chemicals can destroy ecosystems and biodiversity on an international scale, making it essential to have a certification that ensures environmentally-friendly production practices.
At Pokka Kids, we are committed to protecting both consumers and the environment. All of our products are made exclusively with GOTS certified organic cotton. This ensures that our customers receive high-quality, safe products while supporting environmentally-friendly production practices. By choosing Pokka Kids, you can rest easy knowing that you are doing your part to support the health of both our planet and the people who call it home.