The production of our ProductsHey! Guessing that you are here because you want to find out how we strive to be sustainable and ethical? Well you’ve come to the right place.
At Plant Art Repeat Clothing we passionately believe that the current fashion industry is not sustainable and there is a desperate need for eco-friendlier alternatives that are ethically produced. It remains a significant challenge to find sustainable garments that are ethical, fashionable and affordable. We hope that we are able to fill this gap and give consumers the chance to look good whilst shopping guilt free!
All of our designs are printed onto 100% certified organic cotton products. The word organic is frequently used to describe sustainable products, but in relation to clothing, you may be wondering why organic cotton is better?
Organic cotton is better for both the environment and those involved in the production process. To attain the status ‘Certified Organic’ from the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) the production of cotton must abide to strict regulations, including:
- No pesticides are allowed to be used in production of the cotton. Pesticides are banned because they can damage ecosystems, poison waterways and endanger workers.
- All operators must have an environmental policy including target goals and procedures to minimise waste.
- Social criteria based on the requirements of International Labour Organisation (ILO), including safe working conditions, no discrimination and absolutely no child labour.
Other reasons why organic cotton is the best…- Compared to regular cotton, organic cotton uses approximately a quarter of the amount of water!
- Conventional cotton is the most pesticide dependent crop in the world whereas organic cotton is completely pesticide free.
- Instead of using machines, organic cotton is hand-picked. This prevents damage to the cotton fibres, creating a super soft feel to organic cotton garments.
Organic cotton is produced in a sustainable manner, respecting both the environment and those working within it. If cotton is being produced at an incredibly cheap rate, then someone or something must be paying the price!
For more information, check out the GOTs website: www.global-standard.org
An important note: Whilst we strive to be as sustainable as possible, we recognise that there is always more that we can do. We are continually looking for ways to make sure our brand is as ethical and environmentally friendly as possible. We hope that as this brand grows and we gain access to more resources, we will be able to better ourselves further and conduct more research into ensuring that we are always engaging in the best practices.