All the wonderful qualities that make our original 300-thread-count sateen a best-seller-smooth softness, organic purity, wrinkle resistance and year-round comfort, make it perfect for the nursery as well.
* Dimensions: 28″W x 52″L x 8″D
* 100% organic cotton is grown and woven in India.
* GOTS certified. Made Safe certified.
Materials: Organic Cotton
Organic cotton is generally defined as cotton that is grown organically from non-genetically modified plants, and without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides.
Organic cotton has many advantages over conventionally grown cotton:
Farmers are not controlled by Genetically Modified Corporations
Farmers who buy GMO seeds must pay licensing fees and sign contracts that dictate how they can grow the crop. The small-scale farmers who produce the majority of our cotton face high risks such as an increased use of pesticides (GMO Corporation promised a reduced use of pesticides but actually the use of chemicals stayed the same or increased) and bigger costs (the seed which farmers have to buy from seed companies every year are much more expensive than conventional hybrid seed; farmer also have to spend much more on pesticides and other farm inputs).
Organic cotton puts choices in the farmer’s hands.
No hazardous and dangerous pesticides used
GMO agriculture has led to superweeds and superpests that are extraordinarily difficult for farmers to manage.
As organic cotton farmers around the world demonstrate every day, cotton can be grown without pesticides. By eliminating all hazardous synthetic pesticides in its production organic cotton offers a healthy and sustainable farming future for farmers and their families. Organic takes the toxic impact out of producing cotton.
It enables farmers to grow other crops for food and income
Organic farmers grow a diversity of crops to maintain healthy and fertile soils and fight off pests. By diversifying crops, farmers can also diversify their income. Growing food or other crops helps insure organic farmers against crop failure, climate variability, price volatility and changes in market demand.
Organic cotton uses less water, preserving a scarce and precious resource for the future
Organic farming practices create healthy soils which make better use of water inputs and are more resilient in drought conditions. By eliminating the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilisers, organic cotton keeps waterways and drinking water safe and clean. The water pollution impact of organic has been shown to be 98% less than non-organic cotton production.
Combats climate change
Organic cotton farming uses less energy and healthy organic soils store more carbon.
Organic cotton farmers are doing their bit to combat climate change. By eliminating the use of manufactured fertilisers and pesticides and reducing nitrogen inputs, organic cotton growing produces up to 94% less greenhouse gas emissions. By maintaining their health, organic practices turn soils into a carbon ‘sink’, removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
GOTS – Global Organic Textile Standard
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.
The aim of the standard is to define world-wide recognized 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 a credible assurance to the end consumer.
Textile processors and manufacturers are enabled to export their organic fabrics and garments with one certification accepted in all major markets.
MADE SAFE® is nonprofit organization, providing America’s first comprehensive human health-focused certification for nontoxic products across store aisles, from baby to personal care to household and beyond.
Our goal is to change the way products are made in this country to ultimately eliminate the use of toxic chemicals altogether:
- We make it easy for people to find and buy products made without known toxic chemicals;
- We give companies a road map for making safe products, and
- We make it easy for retailers to select products that aren’t known to cause harm.
- The MADE SAFE (Made With Safe Ingredients™) seal literally means that a product is made with safe ingredients, without toxic chemicals known to harm our health.
MADE SAFE® screens ingredients against our Ingredient Database of known harmful chemicals, which is made up of thousands of chemicals found on scientifically authoritative lists from organizations and agencies around the world.
We then go above and beyond to examine ingredients for bioaccumulation, persistence, and general and aquatic toxicity.
MADE SAFE® certified products have passed ingredient screening for known:
- Behavioral toxins
- Developmental toxins
- Endocrine disruptors
- Fire retardants
- Heavy metals
- High-risk pesticides
- Reproductive toxins
- Toxic solvents
- Harmful VOCs
The MADE SAFE® (Made With Safe Ingredients™) seal literally means that a product is made with safe ingredients.
We want to ensure that goods are made entirely from safe ingredients; that is, ingredients that are not known or suspected to cause human health harm as determined by scientifically recognized lists from around the world. In order to do this, our scientists and/or advisors analyze the materials, ingredients and chemical components of a product (as obtained through required paper screening) to ensure it does not contain known harmful ingredients or release vapors, gases, or by-products that could impact human health. (We are not, for example, determining whether or not the product is safe for a child to use unsupervised.) We scrutinize the molecular makeup of a product and our scientists determine whether or not those ingredients and elements are safe for the intended use of the product.
Once products are certified, it is still imperative that consumers follow the manufacturer guidelines for use.