We use 100% Organic Cotton
Organic clothing labels can sometimes be confusing. We have listed some of the most popular organic labels, their requirements and the issues they address.
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|Logo||Organization||Headquarter||Product claim*||Fiber claim*||Website|
|Demeter||Germany, Belgium, Singapore, USA||Yes||No||www.demeter.de|
|Soil Association||United Kingdom||Yes||No|
- Fiber claim only addresses the impact at the farm level. While product claim addresses the issues from farming to processing.
Legal Requirements Claiming Organic Cotton in Different Countries
|US||All labeling must conform to the textile labeling laws enforced by the US Federal Trade Commission. NOP certificate is also required|
|CANADA||All labeling must conform to the Textile Labeling and Advertising Regulations enforced by the Competition Bureau of Canada|
|EUROPE||All labeling must conform to the European Communities Names and Labeling of Textile Products, 1998|
|JAPAN||All labeling must meet the requirements of the Act Against Unjustifiable Premium and Misleading Presentation|
Issue Addressed on Each Label
- Farming: All labels require organic farming.
- Processing: The standard of making organic fibers include ginning, spinning, knitting or weaving, dyeing and finishing. It also outlines the use of certain chemicals during processing and the treatment of effluent.
- Quality: Some labels set the quality standard of the product as they believe that quality is an environmental issue.
- Residues: The standard of limited amount of residual chemicals allowed on the finished products.
- Social: The treatment of workers at some or all stage of productions. Some labels require adherence to the International Labour Organization (ILO) to ensure basic protection of their labors.
- Traceability: The document is issued to products to ensure the claim is traceable.
- Packaging: The packaging standard of the finished products.