Our Organic Range

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We aim to produce the best, most natural products for babies. For this reason we marketed the first 100% Organic cotton fitted sheets back in the 1990s, and these have been growing in popularity ever since. Manufactured in the UK to the same uncompromising specification as our standard Glovesheets, we believe DK Organic Glovesheets to be the ultimate environmentally friendly fitted sheets.

 

We have recently added super-soft 100% Organic cotton blankets and smooth 100% Organic Flat sheets to our Organic range.

Why is Organic cotton better?

Regular, non-organic cotton production is very polluting to the environment. Nearly 16% of the world’s insecticides are used on cotton growing. Only oil production uses more chemicals.

Organic cotton helps protect the environment by removing toxic pesticides and other chemicals from the growing and processing. By removing these costly inputs, workers in developing countries can afford to improve their social conditions, at the same time reducing the effects of toxic chemicals on their health.

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Organic cotton benefits the environment.

Organic fibers are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or toxic pesticides. By building soil fertility organic farmers help lock CO2 into the soil, helping mitigate climate change. It also avoids the use of the toxic pesticides that, in non-organic systems, are responsible for poisoning wildlife and rivers, as well as killing an estimated 16,000 people each year.

It’s better for workers

By avoiding toxic pesticides cotton workers benefit by avoiding the associated health problems and deaths common in non-organic cotton production. Avoiding pesticides also reduces production costs and farmer debts – the burden of pesticide debt has resulted in thousands of suicides in the developing world.

It’s GM Free

GM is banned in organic systems, while an estimated 30% of all cotton grown worldwide is genetically modified. GM cotton poses a potential risk to wildlife and human health, as well as exposing farmers to unnecessary expense.

Citation: www.soilassociation.org