The entire Dinki Human organic kids clothes range is made using 100% GOTS certified Organic Cotton.
There are so many benefits to using the fabrics we use and being an organic kids clothes brand we are very passionate about organic textiles. You can read all about Our Ethos and why being organic is fundamental to our brand DNA.
The main environmental benefit of using organic cotton is that it's farmed without the use of pesticides, or genetically modified seeds, which not only benefits the health of cotton farmers and their local communities but is also better for the environment, soil health, and biodiversity. Cotton farming makes up just 3% of total farmed land area but a shocking 25% of insecticides and 10% of pesticides used worldwide, the environmental impact of this is huge, particularly the impact on our water supplies.
There is also a huge benefit to using organic cotton for clothing, particularly for babies and children; organic cotton is hypoallergenic, safe to use on sensitive skin, has a lovely soft hand feel, sustainable and environmentally friendly, breathable, moisture-wicking, and is naturally strong and durable.
When an organic cotton product is GOTS certified, it has passed some very high quality standards in order to receive that status. The Standard is recognised on a worldwide scale, and it’s aim is “to define world-wide recognised requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer”
Unlike food, organic cotton doesn’t legally have to be certified to be classified as organic, so sometimes when a brand refers to a product as ‘organic’, it could mean only a percentage of the fibres are organic, or perhaps it was entirely organic but then it was dyed using toxic chemicals and therefore stripping the cloth of it’s wonderful organic benefits such as it’s hypoallergenic nature.
Compliance with the standard covers four main criteria; fibre production (ensuring the origin of the cotton right back to the seed), processing and manufacturing (ensuring the product’s organic nature isn’t compromised through dying, mixing or un-environmentally friendly practise), technical quality, and social compliance (ensuring everyone in the supply chain is fairly treated and safe).
GOTS certification means you won’t find;
- Genetically Modified Seeds
- Toxic, harmful chemicals used in dyes and washing processes
- Poor treatment of labourers or unhealthy and dangerous working environments
- Pollution of soil and water through the use of pesticides
- Textiles containing microfibres that pollute oceans, for example polyester blends.
- Misleading claims or 'greenwashing'
What this means for Dinki Human.
All this means you can rest assured our range of organic kids clothes is produced in an environmentally and ethically sound way that fits with our ethos. We choose to spend more money on fantastic quality materials, and therefore sacrifice profit margin to ensure our range is fair to everyone.
For any more information check out the GOTS website here.
The Soil Association has some great resources here.
Shop the range here.