It's better for the environment: Organic cotton fiber is grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers and potentially toxic pesticides and herbicides.
It's better for workers: By avoiding potentially toxic chemical cotton workers benefit the associated health problems and deaths common in non-organic cotton production.
It's non GMO: Genetically modified organism is banned to grow organic cotton.
Restricted use of chemicals: GOTS ensures that the chemicals used in processing textiles meet strict requirements on toxicity and biodegradability. Final products are restricted in the amount of allergenic, carcinogenic or toxic chemical residues. These residues can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin and may cause allergies, skin rashes or respiratory problems.
Factory conditions are better: GOTS certified organic textiles must meet social criteria based on the International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions. These cover minimum wages, working hours, child labor, freedom of association, discrimination, harsh or inhumane treatment and more. GOTS certified organic cotton bags means it meets social and environmental standards.