According to Earth Pledge, a non-profit Organisation (NPO) committed to promoting and supporting sustainable development, “at least 8,000 chemicals are used to turn raw materials into textiles and 25% of the world’s pesticides are used to grow non-organic cotton. This causes irreversible damage to people and the environment, and still two thirds of a garment’s carbon footprint will occur after it is purchased.” read more…
With the eco-fashion industry still in its infancy, the main responsibility at the moment lies with clothes manufacturers and fashion designers, who need to start using sustainable materials and processes read more
At least 8,000 chemicals are used to turn raw materials into textiles.
and 25% of the world’s pesticides are used to grow non-organic cotton. This causes irreversible damage to people and the environment, and still two thirds of a garment’s carbon footprint will occur after it is purchased.”
Conventionally grown cotton uses approximately 1,800 gallons of water for 1 pound of non- organic cotton with disastrous consequences on the environment. Furthermore, non-organic cotton is also the cause of many irreversible health diseases among cultivators, especially allergies.
Cotton is the world’s most popular fabric. Soft and comfortable, it’s used for almost every type of clothing. Non-organic cotton farming, however, is hard on the environment. Cotton is the most pesticide-dependent crop in the world. These chemicals are taking a toll on our environment and human health as a whole.
The pesticides used on cotton harm people, wildlife, and the environment. Many of the most hazardous pesticides in the market, including broad-spectrum organophosphates and carbamate pesticides, are sprayed on cotton fields. These chemicals have been linked to certain cancers, childhood brain tumors, ADHD, autism, and poor motor skills in children, making it harder for them to use scissors, tie shoes, or even hold a pencil.
The GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certification tag assures the purchaser that from seed to field, from processing to manufacturing, sustainable practices are used.
The World Health Organisation estimates 20,000 deaths annually due to pesticide poisoning in developing countries.
Art’s Magic is engaged in fair trade and adopts the following principles:
Work in priority with the manufacturers amongst the most underprivileged labourers. Create long-term partnerships with producers. Collaborate with partners who are complying with the standards of the ILO (International Labor Organisation) and engaged in improving their social and environmental policies. Pay the producers a fair price guaranteeing them a decent standard of living. Use the most eco-friendly fabrics and promote new ecological fibres and processes. Promote sustainable development and promote a production and distribution chain which makes good use of raw materials and energy.
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