At Kariki Studio we use mostly 100% Organic Cotton and a small amount of rPET (which is made out of recycled plastic bottles!). We do this for a number of reasons here are a few...
Organic Cotton is safer for babies skin and won't cause allergies, rashes and respiratory problems which non-organic cotton has been known to.
It produces higher quality cotton - the organic fibres are stronger and consistently provide a higher quality yarn.
It's MUCH better for the environment - Organic Cotton doesn't use dangerous pesticides which poison the cotton farmers and pollute freshwater sources.
Farmers who grow Organic cotton are also able to feed their families by growing crops on the same soil - something you can't do (because of the pesticides) with non-organic cotton.
We work with Fairtrade Production partners who are committed to ensuring the health and safety of their employee's - 80% of the workforce in the garment industry are women who are often underpaid, forced to work long hours in unsafe conditions and are often victims of sexual, physical and verbal abuse - this is not ok. Let's continue to ask the question "Who made my clothes?"
Our clothes are produced in fairtrade factories in Tanzania and Bangladesh and screen printed in England or machine embroidered by me!