We are a company that prides itself as one that is focusing on environmentally conscious clothing and accessories made from organic cotton and other eco-friendly materials. We call it "Clothing Made Organic by Nature."
Origany founder and parent himself holds a belief that today’s parents view their environment as well as fashion in a "green" context. Green has become the new black! To be Green, parents feel that they do not need to, nor do they want to, give up on the colors, the designs or the super soft feel of the clothes they are used to putting on their kids. To appeal to this discerning audience, we made a conscious decision to create designs for our clothing for babies and toddlers that are sophisticated and super soft to touch.
Why Organic Cotton?
Over the past decade, you may have heard some of the reports citing conventional cotton farming as one of agriculture’s most environmentally destructive activities. The simple act of growing and harvesting the one pound of cotton fiber needed to make a T-shirt takes an enormous toll on the air, water, and soil, not to mention the health, of people living and working in the country where cotton is grown.
In fact, cotton crops are the second largest user of agricultural pesticides in the world (coffee is the first and tobacco the third). 25% of the world's insecticides and more than 10% of the world's pesticides are used on cotton, with 50 million pounds applied yearly in the United States. It takes a third of a pound of pesticides to produce enough cotton for a single item of clothing.
The worst part that not all of those pesticides stay on the cotton fields. It is estimated that only 25% of pesticides sprayed from a crop duster actually hit the crop. The remainder drifts for miles and lands on other food crops, residential areas and water sources. These pesticides are harmful. Four of the top nine pesticides used on cotton, (cyanide, dicofol, naled, propargite) are classified by the EPA as cancer-causing chemicals. According to a 1997 study by the International Labor Organization, "14% of all occupational injuries in the agricultural sector, and 10% of all fatal injuries can be attributed to pesticides."
Organically grown cotton eliminates these harmful chemicals and is certified by independent third parties and some state agencies to ensure that no synthetic substances were used in the cultivation and harvesting of the fibers. Cotton grown on land free of chemicals for three years is certified as "organic."
Thank you for your commitment to socially and environmentally conscious clothing. With your participation, we hope to achieve the critical mass necessary to redirect the future of the world’s favorite natural fibers.