What 'Organic Scarf' Really Means (and How It Could Make You Happier)

You make Organic Scarves?

How? ...isn't organic just for produce?

Yes, I was actually asked this question.
Do you understand why that's funny?
...or sad?
or just plain confused?
SCARF: 'Santa Fe' in 'Water & Clay', BMO Organic Signature Reversible oblong)

The short answer is "No".

if you don't know how a scarf can be organic,
or if you still believe that 'organic' is just
a marketing scheme to hike up prices,
I'm going get you 'In The Know'!

'Organic' cotton is as simple as
growing plants without chemicals.

Organic cotton plants in the field, ready for harvesting
It's also as complex as the many steps it takes
for a cotton seed to become a scarf,
or a tote bag, T-shirt
or a pair of jeans.

It's what's currently known as
'organic farming' versus 'conventional farming'.

I found this helpful info-graphic to
help you see the differences:

(Click here to view graphic at full size)
Visit Organic Soil Association, for more
reasons to support Organic Farming worldwide.

Truth is, conventionally grown cotton fabric,
as beautiful as it seems,
is grown in a way that is not at all beautiful.
Besides GMO seeds, the EPA has
classified the chemicals used
in conventional cotton farming as
highly toxic, carcinogenic and/or deadly.
(learn more here)

In  future post, I'll show how this farmed cotton
turns into fabric, and the differences of
organic versus conventional methods with that too.

peace, love & organic cotton!