Hero Organic Cotton
for humans and the environment
Organic growing – sustainable and respectful
People increasingly want a wardrobe full of clothes made from organic cotton. Conventionally grown organic cotton (GMO cotton) not only damages the environment but can also cause skin irritation.
Half of all articles of clothing produced worldwide are made of cotton, but just 1% meet the criteria for organic cotton. For a textile product to be able to call itself organic cotton, it must not have used any chemical pesticides, genetically modified seeds, or artificial fertilizers.
The benefits of organic cotton
One benefit of organic cotton is that it needs much less water than conventional cotton. As no pesticides are used, the ground is not damaged and can store water more effectively. In addition, GMO farmers spend a lot of money on buying seeds, as the cotton plant’s new seeds are destroyed by chemicals.
GMO cotton is often grown in monocultures, conducive to pests that are then combated with pesticides. As well as wiping out the pests’ natural enemies, they also pollute and contaminate the surrounding environment and bodies of water. Controlled organic growing avoids these measures and practices regular crop rotation.
As well as being certified organic cotton, various quality seals guarantee other key factors such as fair trade and humane working conditions. Our Urban Comfort socks bear the bioRe® seal from Remei AG.
Remei organic cotton socks
Treating mankind and nature with respect is the key to sustained economic success
Under the hallmark of the bioRe® quality label, Remei AG, a Swiss trading company, has turned a vision into reality. The vision is to manufacture fashionable textiles from fair-trade organic cotton in a controlled and transparent chain of production. In 2011 Remei AG was celebrating 20 years of organic cotton by Remei.
Remei AG is coordinating 54 businesses, which means that they have a responsibility for approximately eighty to a hundred thousand people, above all over 8000 farmers in India and Tanzania. Numerous projects have been completed successfully, such as building some 2560 biogas plants, 2765 smokeless stoves, 18 village schools, and a training centre to promote organic cultivation.
All stages of production, from organic farming through processing to finished products, satisfy stringent ecological and social requirements audited by independent institutions.
Everything Remei AG does is driven by the five principles below:
- Organic: Promotion of, and conversion to, controlled organic farming and crop rotation
- Fairness: Dignified conditions of work for farmer families and textile workers
- Ecology: Out of respect for nature, no use of toxic chemicals
- Transparency: Full product traceability and control over all stages of the process
- Innovation: Long-term thinking and environmentally conscious use of resources involving reduction and offsetting of CO2 emissions, for example
Soft and robust
Urban Comfort socks made from bioRe® cotton are woven from finest double thread, making the yarn particularly robust. The comfort band also ensures that material does not cut in.
Sometimes need a bit more robustness in your everyday life? Urban Comfort socks are also available as a sockscription.
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Pima cotton is also known as the silk of south America. This is thanks to its exceptional fineness, which can be felt when worn and is just one of its positive qualities.
Skin irritation or allergic reactions to the clothes we wear is the last thing we want – so our socks, T-shirts, shirts and underwear are certified according to STANDARD 100 by Oeko-Tex®. Our products are completely safe to wear.