Organic + Eco Friendly

Organic Apparel

At Cotton Creations, it’s so easy to add your design to one of our 100% organic cotton unisex short sleeve and long sleeve tee shirts. With our continually expanding selection of organic cotton products, we want to better serve our communities looking for these eco-conscious options. We offer DTG printing in full color using water-based inks. Unlike traditional screen printing or embroidery, this printing method leaves no texture or “feel” to keep your t-shirts soft and irritation-free while wearing. Try our Design Studio today to fully customize your organic cotton apparel!

Benefits of Organic Cotton:

✔BETTER for farmers    ✔BETTER for the environment    ✔BETTER for your skin    ✔BETTER quality

What is organic cotton and how is it different?

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. Source: Organic Trade Association

Supporting organic agriculture is essential if we want to create improved working conditions for cotton farmers because farming organic cotton is more regulated, and therefore, fairly traded. 

There is a myriad of organizations spearheading sustainability and ecological initiatives but here are a few to keep in mind when it comes to apparel.

  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS):This international organization upholds a detailed processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers, including cotton.
  • Global Recycle Standard (GRS):The GRS is an international, voluntary, standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, as well as social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions.
  • Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC):The SAC features a consortium of retailers, brands, and suppliers, in the apparel, textile, and footwear industries.
  • Oregon Tilth:This non-profit organization focuses on supporting and advocating organic food and farming.

What to look for when choosing ethically sourced apparel brands:

Ethical Labor – Absolutely no child labor. Factories are GOTS certified which ensures work conditions that keep everyone‘s health and safety in mind. Above-standard wages are paid to every worker so they can provide for their families. Workers are capped on how many hours they can work per week and are granted vacation time and holidays. 100% sweatshop-free to ensure that children play in our clothes, not make them.

Sustainability – Organic cotton is grown naturally and sustainably, without herbicides, pesticides or any other harmful chemicals. These safe farming methods preserve the soil, conserve energy, and help to protect the health of the people in the community where the cotton is grown. It also keeps our cotton clothing free of chemicals.

Organic cotton uses 91% LESS water than conventional cotton. Also, it is used without toxic chemicals keeping our water clean. All accessories, dyes, and other inputs must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria to qualify.

Kind on the Skin & Environment

Organic cotton apparel is made with superb COZY organic fabrics that are environmentally friendly, naturally hypoallergenic and gentle on your skin. Perfect for sensitive skins. I think a lot of people forget that the pores on our skin are also a way for unwanted things to enter our bodies. This is why we like to use organic fabric when we can — we like to use the cleanest products we can find. You can’t beat the amazing quality. These will still remain super soft even after multiple uses!

Personalized Organic Cotton Products

At Cotton Creations, it’s so easy to add your design to one of our 100% organic cotton unisex short sleeve and long sleeve tee shirts. With our continually expanding selection of organic cotton products, we want to better serve our communities looking for these eco-conscious options. We offer DTG printing in full color using water-based inks. Unlike traditional screen printing or embroidery, this printing method leaves no texture or “feel” to keep your t-shirts soft and irritation-free while wearing. Try our Design Studio today to fully customize your organic cotton apparel!