Organic Sustainability

Cotton is one of the oldest fibers humans cultivated, with traces of cotton over 7,000 years old recovered from archaeological sites. Cotton is also one of the most used natural fibers in existence today. 

Before 1930 all cotton was organically grown. Today non-organic cotton accounts for 22.5% of all insecticides and 11% of all pesticides used in agriculture throughout the world.

Organic cotton has a low impact on the environment and organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility reducing the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilisers and building biologically diverse and sustainable agriculture. 

Being a business committed to making vibrant, eco-friendly cotton clothing available for babies, The Purple Orchard is very careful in selecting our suppliers. 

Our manufacturers are ISO 9001:2000 certified and GOTS certified, producing 100% organic clothing products. Our manufacturers follow global standards covering cotton production, processing and manufacturing. The dyeing processes are eco-friendly, with low-impact, AZO-free and heavy metal free dyeing. Our manufacturers are also required to ensure that minimum social criteria based on the key norms of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) are met and have a social compliance management system to ensure that the social criteria can be met. The social criteria covers many things including freedom of employment choice, safe working conditions and total prohibition of child labour.