Organic cotton is the only sustainable option for infants and young children, and ultimately for all of us. Conventional cotton is grown with thousands of chemicals, many of which are known carcinogens, that can harm human skin. These toxic chemicals also damage the quality of our soil and contaminate our water sources. Cotton that is grown without the use of synthetic chemicals and genetically modified seeds is labelled as organic cotton. Such cotton cultivation is also healthy for the soil as it replenishes nutrients and establishes a natural, healthy microbial balance. Hence for the safety of our babies and the environment, we must all turn to organic cotton!
Tiny Twig clothes are made of super-soft organic cotton that is GOTS-certified (Global Organic Textile Standard) at every stage, for its organic standards and sustainability. And we only apply thoroughly vetted, non-toxic dyes onto our 100% organic cotton fabrics. Our company’s goal is to offer absolutely toxin-free, safe clothes while mitigating the usage of harmful chemicals on our soil and water bodies. At Tiny Twig, our designers work on classic patterns and also creative, contemporary outfits with smart designs that are super comfortable for babies and also ultra-convenient to parents to dress their children. A certified and real win-win for the earth, parents and babies.
Companies should have records that show their current organic certification, such as from GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), an organization that oversees and certifies organic cotton at each stage from farm to finish. These organic labels can be found stitched or printed on your garments.
Tiny Twig clothing, like other 100% organic cotton clothing, can be hand washed or machine washed on gentle cycles. We recommend hang-drying or non-heat cycles in your dryer. No bleach, as it may fade the garment or even weaken the cotton fibres. Read the care tag on our garments to know more. Although it would be best to use organic detergent (gentle to fabric, colours and the environment), one can use regular, mild detergent like the type used to wash silks or wool.
Our vibrant and rich colours are non-toxic and azo-free that do not release carcinogenic chemicals. These dyes are safe for babies’ tender, growing skin and also safe for persons handling the colours. Azo-free dyes are safe for wildlife and water bodies as well!
Conventional cotton is cheaper because the real costs are borne by the poorly-paid farmers, and the reckless use of the environment. When these are corrected with fair wages and by being conscientious about how and what is released as wastewater and other effluents, organic cotton production appears more expensive, but it is more appropriate to call it a true cost. Also fixing our health and rescuing our environment costs us far more in the longer run!