The team at Impact Trading and Cotton Roots often take home waste fabrics or packaging to reuse at home, such as plastic garment bags used as small bin bags.
This week we were delighted to get a photo from Jenny who works in our office, who had taken home some fabric scraps for her children who were keen to make some new clothes for their Barbie dolls.
We were delighted to see that they had created an entire spring
range that any self-respecting Barbie would be glad to be seen in. We all agreed that Jenny’s daughters are
definitely heading towards a career in sustainable fashion!
Our new organic, Fairtrade clothing is a brilliant addition to our ethical range and we wanted to tell you more about it’s story.
Cotton is grown in hot countries such as India and China and is susceptible to a wide range of insect pests, these are usually controlled with a range of chemical pesticides.
Our organic cotton clothing has a whole new approach to this problem. The farmers spray the cotton with a sugar water solution which attracts the ants. Ants love to eat the sugar on the cotton plants and so they defend it from pest attacks. Happy ants, pest free cotton.
The Fairtrade organic clothing we sell is made in India and the cotton is grown there, it is picked by hand so using natural pesticides means that the farmers and pickers are also healthy.