As you know, most of our items are made of organic cotton. We use the best quality organic tees, sweaters, rompers, that are, in most cases, also fairtrade.
What is organic cotton?
The biggest difference between organic and regular cotton, is the fact that organic cotton is grown without using pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and / or GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms). All those products are not only harmful for the environment, but also for farmers and for end consumers.
Organic cotton is also grown is cultivated in a certain way, so that this cultivation has a smaller impact on our environment. During this cultivation, less water is used that regular cotton cultivation.
What is fairtrade cotton?
The cultivation of regular cotton is often linked to human rights violations and forced child-labour, where workers have no access to proper protective equipment, no protection against harmful substances and sometimes even no access to clean drinking water.
Growing fairtrade cotton ensures safe and healthy work environments for local workers and makes sure those workers are payed fair wages.
Which role does KMLeon play?
We use tees, rompers, sweaters,... that are certified, to make sure we can give our customers the best quality organic, fairtrade cotton clothes.
The certifications our manufacturers have are:
OEKO-Tex 100 Standard is an independent certification system that tests textile raw materials, intermediate and end products for harmful substances at all stages of production.
The official EU label for Greener Products. Ecolabelled products have a comparatively modest impact on air, water, soil, quality, natural resource consumption, global warming and biodiversity.
The Fairtrade Certification Mark is your independent guarantee that the cotton in this product has been certified in accordance with international Fairtrade Standards.
The GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is a guarantee of the organic status of textiles; from the harvesting of raw cotton to dispatch of the finished garments whilst ensuring all is done in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
SA8000 is based on the principles of international human rights norms. It measures the performance of companies in eight key areas: child labour, forced labour, health and safety, free association and collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours and compensation.