As we are all becoming more aware of organic foods and farming practices, here at tshirtscanada.com we are getting more inquiries about printing on organic t-shirts. For any product to have an organic label, it must receive at least one of a number of recognized certifications.
There are a number of national and international standards to adhere to to receive these seals. For organic cotton clothing it must be produced without the use of any synthetic chemicals in growing and in the processing of the raw fibres right through to the finished product. Incidentally, organic cotton represents less than 1% of the total world-wide cotton production.
Some of the Benefits of Organic Cotton Are:
- The cotton is grown without synthetic fertilizers or toxic herbicides and pesticides, from non-genetically engineered seed
- Purchasing organic products helps keep our water clean and soil healthy
- Farmers and labourers are working in pesticide free conditions
- In alignment with our eco-system
- 100% certified organic
- Fewer artificial chemicals touch our skin (our biggest organ)
- Look great
- Excellent durability
- Eco-fashion friendly
I’ve added a couple of website articles for further investigation.
The first is from the Organic Trade Association’s Website
Organic Cotton Facts
Of all organic fibers, organic cotton is one of the most popular. Here are some facts about the growing organic cotton industry.
What is “organic cotton?”
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture. Third-party certification organizations verify that organic producers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production. Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. In addition, federal regulations prohibit the use of genetically engineered seed for organic farming. All cotton sold as organic in the United States must meet strict federal regulations covering how the cotton is grown. View their webpage
The Benefits of Organic Clothing & Eco-Friendly Apparel
Organic clothing is an choice for people who are attempting to measure a natural, healthy lifestyle still as people who are involved concerning the well-being of our planet. By carrying garments organic, folks will keep lots of artificial chemicals from touching their epidermis, such chemicals as formaldehyde, bromines, urea resins and halogens simply to call some. The organic garments are free from these chemicals, in order that your skin is barely up-to-date with the natural material from that your garments were created. a number of the chemicals that are found in garments that don’t seem to be made up of organic material will cause an allergy to people who are carrying the garments… More at The Benefits of Organic Clothing & Eco-Friendly Apparel | Fashion …
Choosing Organic Clothing for the Environment
Few of us would connect the idea of organic clothing with the Earth’s environment and yet, a strong connection between the two exists. In fact, now that global warming is becoming more of a fact than a probability, consumers need to think of the impact on the environment of even the clothes they wear.Read the full article at: http://www.squidoo.com/organic-clothing-environment
And from National Geographic’s Green Living Website…
The Advantages of Organic Clothing
Organic Feels Good
Clothing is sometimes the source of contact dermatitis, an allergic reaction. Researcher Christophe-J. Le Coz cites dyes, resins and formaldehyde used in processing fabrics as likely sources of reactions, and notes that synthetic fibers and wool can act as irritants. Sensitive individuals are most tolerant of white cotton (see References 6, page 795). Thus, organic clothing, especially cotton, made without these potential allergens and irritants may feel better to the skin. To read more… Click here to view their webpage
The only disadvantage is that they are marginally more expensive.
Anvil 100% Certified Organic T-shirts
At tshirtscanada.com we carry Anvil organic t-shirts. These shirts are 8.3 oz 100% certified organic cotton (pre-shrunk). They are available in men’s ladies and youth t-shirts in a number of colours. black, charcoal, city green, chocolate, green apple, natural, navy, red, river blue, white and yellow haze. For more info and pricing on the Anvil tee shirts please click here or send an email to [email protected].