Cotton's Dirty Laundry
All organic clothing sold is GOTS certified.
What does this mean?
MOM’s requires all of our organic clothing vendors to be Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified – from t-shirts to socks.
What’s so wrong with the conventional textile industry? It has been named one of the most chemically intensive industries and the 2nd largest polluter of water. MOM’s knows GOTS is the next step in promoting responsible textile manufacturing practices. The effects of pesticide exposure on farm workers include neurological problems, birth defects, reproductive disorders, weakened immune systems, fetal death, and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Cotton also has a lot of dirty laundry – it is the most pesticide-intensive crop in the world. Conventionally grown cotton covers 2.5% of the world’s cultivated land, but uses 16% of the world’s fertilizers and pesticide. Five of the top nine pesticides used on U.S. cotton (cyanide, dicofol, naled, propargite, and trifluralin) are cancer-causing chemicals.