TURKISH ORGANIC COTTON
We believe that using GOTS certified Turkish Organic Cotton from the Aegean Region for the fabrics is an essential thing as the cotton is grown using well-defined methods and controlled auxiliaries to protect the natural resources such as maintaining soil fertility as well as reduce the harmful impact on the environment by prohibiting the use of synthetic toxic and persistent pesticides.
Aegean cotton has all the features expected from a good-quality fiber. It is among the best in the world with its characteristics of long fibers, brightness, high strength, and homogeneity. The Aegean region is located in the far western part of Turkey, enjoying the best Mediterranean climate where cotton is grown under the sun, wind, and rain of this land by experienced farmers for almost two hundred years.
The most important aspect of our cotton production is the seeds used which are the traditional ones and contain no GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms). The use of GMO-containing seeds is prohibited by law and strict penalties can be enforced.
Considering the major cotton-growing countries of the world have chosen a different path; we, organic cotton promoters take pride in the purity of our local fiber. This does not only prevent contamination of other food crops, but also does not pose any health risks as cottonseed oil is blended in vegetable oils, which we use for cooking and frying, and animal feed on farms.
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) explained
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
was developed by leading international standard setters in order to define world-wide recognised requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling – in order to provide credible assurance to the consumer.
Ecologically Grown Raw Materials
Protect natural resources, preserve soil fertility, no harmful effects on our environment.
Prohibition of the use of synthetic, toxic and persistent pesticides.
The organic cotton from Turkey is best known for being finer and softer while wearing.