Words by Aminah Khan.
Organic September 2018 is here and the team at Beaumont Organic are here to help you make the switch to a more ethical lifestyle!
Organic September is a month-long campaign organised by the Soil Association, to raise awareness about the damaging impact of potentially harmful pesticides and chemicals on our wildlife, environment and society. When you choose to buy organic products, you are helping to shine a light on the work of organic farmers, producers and brands who promote conscious living.
Beaumont Organic is cutting through the chaos that is fast fashion, an industry that has a reputation of being one of the largest pollutants, by offering organic and ethically sourced garments.
Often the social conditions for non-organic cotton farmers across the globe can be enormously difficult, as many are exposed to poverty, poor working conditions and health issues linked to pesticide use. These farmers often face high production costs and pesticide debt, which has resulted in thousands of suicides in India- the largest cotton producer in the world.
However, with our organic cotton, we avoid the use toxic pesticides and therefore remove the health problems and deaths linked to the non-organic cotton production industry. Manufacturing, fabric and sourcing are at the heart of the Beaumont Organic brand, and our Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification lets us know where the cotton was organically grown and knitted. This allows us to ensure that our customers are receiving ethically manufactured garments, which are made form organic fabrics and produced to the highest standard!
As part of the ethical promise we make to our customers, we only work with factories that are within the EU, have good working conditions and pay their employees fairly.
So, what can you do to be more organic? When your out shopping for some new clothes look for items with the Soil Association logo, this lets you know that it has been produced to the highest animal welfare and environmental standards.
There is a wide range of reasons to go organic this September, and we hope we have encouraged you to think about the small changes that you can make to your lifestyle to support organic production!
We would love to hear about why going organic is important to you, so get in touch and let us know how you’re getting involved in Organic September.
For more information about Organic September, please visit www.soilassociation.org.