Organic products are a great choice for all the family. Buying organic products reduces the impact of contact with chemical residues which may reduce the risk of allergies, making organic cotton products ideal as toys and clothes for little ones. Organic cotton also offers a much softer yet durable garment, again ideal for providing a hardwearing and lasting product made to withstand the wear and tear of playful children. Choosing products made from Organic cotton production has an even greater impact worldwide as it also helps to protect cotton producers and their families too.
- Minimizes children’s exposure to toxic and persistent pesticides in the soil in which they play, the air they breathe, the water they drink, the foods they eat and the clothes they wear.
- By adopting organic farming principles cotton can be grown in a more sustainable and socially responsible way, benefiting the farmer and the environment whilst providing your child with the softest and healthiest products you can possibly buy.
- Does not use harmful chemicals. A sustainable alternative to conventional cotton is certified organic cultivation where the use of toxic and persistent chemical pesticides and fertilizers, as well as genetically modified organisms are prohibited.
- Agriculture seeks to build biologically diverse agricultural systems, replenish and maintain soil fertility, and promote a healthy environment. The philosophy of organic farming is to work with nature rather than against it.
- When a grower or processor is "certified organic," an independent organisation has verified that the company meets or exceeds defined organic standards. Certified organic farms are inspected regularly and must maintain comprehensive records of their production methods.
Conventional Cotton however:
- Has become increasingly dependent on chemical pesticides and fertilizers. The conventional cultivation of cotton leads to massive environmental and health problems. Around the world, more toxic insecticides are used on cotton than on any other crop.
- The World Health Organisation estimates that 20,000 deaths and three million chronic health problems each year are the result of agricultural pesticides in developing countries.
- Chlorine bleaches, formaldehyde, silicone based softeners, optical whiteners and dyes are all routinely used today in the processing. Many of these chemicals threaten the health of workers whilst also causing more environmental pollution.
- Buildups of chemicals are found as residues in the finished garment which may affect the health of the end user.
Therefore you can rest assured knowing that purchasing any of our products made from organic cotton rather than conventional cotton truly is making a positive difference to your child, the environment and people worldwide.
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Fairtrade is more than just trading; it proves that greater justice in world trade is possible. It highlights the need for change in the rules and practice of conventional trade. Fair Trade is all about making sure that the people who grow or make the things we buy get a fair price for what they do. Fair trade organisations trade with concern for the social, economic and environmental well-being of marginalized small producers and do not maximise profit at their expense. They maintain long-term relationships based on solidarity, trust and mutual respect that contribute to the promotion and growth of Fair Trade.
- Creates opportunities for economically disadvantaged producers and is a means to develop their independence.
- Enables greater justice in world trade providing fair pay to the producers and taking into account the principle of equal pay for equal work by women and men. A fair price in the regional or local context is one that has been agreed through dialogue and participation. It covers not only the costs of production but enables production which is socially just and environmentally sound.
- Ensures prompt payment from traders to their partners and, whenever possible, helps producers with access to pre-harvest or pre-production financing.
- Means better working conditions - a safe and healthy working environment for producers.
- Actively encourages better environmental practices and the application of responsible methods of production.
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We have been assured that any toys using wood on our site come from sustainable and managed forests. Also any wooden toys we sell are perfectly safe for babies and children.
- Are better than plastic ones for the environment and for health reasons. Certain cancer causing substances such as Phthalates have been found in toys made of PVC plastic, which can easily leach over time.
- That are painted or dyed will be made using the highest quality non-toxic paints and dyes, and are safe for babies and children.
- Some of our ranges of Keptin-Jr toys use rubber wood which is recognised world-wide as an environmentally friendly material. Rubber wood, is sourced only from replenishable forestation and is regularly replanted.