L A K E S H O R E D R Y G O O D S C H O O S E S O R G A N I C
DEFINED: Cotton grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment and handlers. It makes a positive influence at every level of the supply chain: from Farm to Factory to You.
GOTS: The "green" standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
WATER: Organic cotton is about 80% rain-fed which reduces pressure on local water sources. The absence of chemicals also means that water is cleaner and safer. Also, organic cotton is an efficient user of water. Soils with high organic content can hold up to 30% more water.
PURCHASE WITH PURPOSE: Giving cotton a clean start ensures a level of purity and quality at every step along the way. When you buy organic cotton, you are investing in water conservation, cleaner air, better soil and farmer livelihoods.
SOURCES: aboutorganiccotton.org, ota.com and fairtradeusa.org