Cotton is one of the fibres used the most in Gina Tricot’s products. That’s why we’ve been using organic cotton for quite some time to lower our environmental impact.
Organic cotton relies on a combination of crop rotation and natural fertilizers that creates sustainable agriculture. Agricultural chemical use is much lower, which is good for the environment. It is possible to maintain a natural balance in and around the fields and preserve biodiversity.
But, organic cotton typically requires more manual labour than conventional farming, particularly when harvesting. It is also necessary to process organic cotton separately from non-organic cotton. This applies to the entire chain of production and it’s the only way to obtain certification from accredited, independent, third-party organizations. For this reason, organic cotton is more expensive than ordinary cotton. The most well-known certifications are OCS (Organic Content Standard) and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard).
The composition of ordinary cotton and organic cotton is the same. However, we’ve decided to purchase organic cotton because we care about the environment and cotton farmers.