When most people are shopping for clothing, the first thing they consider is the function and style. They may also consider the comfort and price. What shoppers often overlook is the importance of the materials, the effect they have on the environment, and the effect they have on you as the wearer. Considering that we all wear clothes for the majority of our lives, and that clothing touches our skin, it’s important to realize that our skin is our largest organ and the most absorptive. Caring about the materials is perhaps the most important part of our shopping decisions, when it comes to our health and the health of our planet.
If you start asking questions about your clothes, it can get overwhelming pretty quickly, since there are so many steps behind-the-scenes in the making of a garment.
One of those pieces of the supply chain puzzle that is important to us is organic. While it isn’t found across all of our styles, it’s something we continue to grow and expand. At this time, 5.2% of our entire line is organic, and we’re also developing a collection for babies that is 100% organic cotton.
When it comes to organic cotton standards, certifications can get tricky, complicated, and expensive, depending on your supply chain. We use the gold star – Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified yarn – across our entire organic line. GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers. The organic yarn we source is then knit and dyed locally in Los Angeles.
All of City Threads’ organic styles are made from 100% organic cotton, using yarn certified by GOTS.
If you are curious to check them out, here are some of our most popular organic cotton styles:
To see all our organic styles, take a look at our full collection here >
Written by: Kestrel Jenkins, responsibility consultant & host of the Conscious Chatter podcast.