Our lightweight and soft organic cotton products use no toxic pesticides, benefits soil quality and biodiversity, and saves 26 gallons of water compared to a conventional cotton product (based off a standard T-shirt). All of Tarkine’s T Shirts are Fair Trade Certified™.
The quality of our organic cotton is equal to or better than conventionally grown cotton, yet organically grown methods support biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, improve the quality of soil and use far less water. Organically grown cotton is more manually intensive and requires more skill and therefore costs more.
To ensure we are buying cotton that is organic, we require numerous certificates issued by accredited third-party certification bodies (such as GOTS).
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
Whenever possible, we use GOTS certified organic cotton, look for the GOTS logo when shopping.