For those who may be unaware, there is a common and saddening epidemic that exists in today’s textile industry, where impoverished textile workers labor in cotton fields and factories around the world. From demanding long work hours to paying unfair wages, the goals of some manufacturing plants focused on offering their customers low prices have lead to slashed wages and harsh working environments. Certified organic cotton holds a seal of approval by a reputable organization such as the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which ensures that the cotton been grown without pesticides or herbicides, and that the workers involved with its production are treated fairly and paid a fair, ethical wage. They also ensure that no child labor is involved, and that the factories adhere to safety standards. Additionally, not only is organic cotton one of the most comfortable, and high-quality materials, it’s also an environmentally beneficial crop that requires minimal water to grow. Check out the infographic from Boll and Branch to learn more:

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