Little Green Tees   

ORGANICS

 

Gone are the days of organic clothing offered only by high-end designers and tree-hugging artisans.   Our products are made from silky soft 100% certified organic cotton made in a fair labor and fair trade environment.  Colored organics are dyed with non-toxic, natural dyes and the white organics are non-chlorine bleached.  We stand by our commitment to make our products more sustainable and to avoid social and environmental implications by the use of organic cotton.   Those cute little feet sure could make a huge carbon footprint!

 

What is Organic Cotton?

Organic cotton means the crop was grown without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, and under “fair trade” regulations designed to promote decent work conditions.  Different levels exist, however for cotton to be classified as organic it must be grown in soil that has been chemical-free for at least the last 3 years.  Use of organic cotton promotes sustainable agriculture, supports the enviroment, and avoid products that are produced with the use of harmful chemicals.

 

Facts & Statistics

Conventional cotton production consumes 25 percent of all insecticides and 10 percent of all pesticides used throughout the world, according to the Organic Exchange, but cotton is grown on just 2.4 percent of the world's arable land.  Half of the pesticides used in cotton farming are designated hazardous by the World Health Organization.  These chemicals also cause secondary environmental effects. Many cotton pesticides, herbicides and insecticides are easily absorbed by rainwater and are carried into streams, rivers, lakes and oceans.  Pesticides are also a significant source of greenhouse gases, which is a major cause of global warming.  To put pesticide use in perspective, it takes about one-quarter to one-third of a pound of chemical  pesticides and fertilizers to produce just one t-shirt. Purchasing four organic cotton t-shirts means a pound of chemicals did not enter the ecosystem.

 

What are the Benefits of Organics?

Choosing to purchase organic cotton clothing for your kids may seem insignificant in the face of global warming or energy use, but the environmental benefits are actually substantial.  Going organic has two benefits:   It eliminates the use of toxic chemicals and promotes biodiversity, which is key to a healthy ecosystem. Choosing organic cotton clothing for your kids also affords the opportunity to teach your kids how to make eco-friendly, sustainable choices that work for them and won't cost you an arm and a leg.