Everything manufactured has an impact on the planet, from fabric production to dying, stitching to shipping. So, if you are mindful to minimise your footprint wherever you can, all Vanilla products are thoughtfully designed and ethically sourced. However, if 100% organic cotton is your thing, this is the perfect range for you!
Unlike some organic garments, Vanilla’s organic range boasts 100% sustainable cotton, rather than a blend. This ensures an exceptional surface for both DTG and screen print decoration.
Organic cotton is a natural GMO free fibre which means the seeds have not been genetically modified. The production is grown without the use of chemical pesticides, fertilisers and insecticides. This encourages farmers to use natural methods like crop rotation to be able to keep the soil more fertile and healthy. A healthier soil means during floods, the soil can soak up and retain the water for longer periods during droughts.
Organic cotton is also planet friendly as it uses less water than conventional cotton production. Due to most organic cotton being grown in areas that have higher rainfall, this means that farmers can rely on rain to water their cotton, instead of having to extract water from the ground which usually puts pressure on local and global water supplies.
When producing organic cotton, no toxic chemicals flow into the soil or any connecting rivers, lakes or seas. During production, any water used can be recycled and returned to the soil, rivers, lakes or seas without causing any harm. This is considered organic farming. It also has less impact on air pollution and uses 88% less water and 62% less energy than conventional cotton production.
Due to organic cotton being grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilisers, it protects the well-being of farmers and their communities. According to data from the UN, an average of 200,000 people die from toxic exposure to chemicals used in standard cotton production per year across the world.
Due to organic cotton being a natural, breathable fibre, it will keep you cool and comfortable in warm weather since it doesn’t trap heat and allows moisture to evaporate.
It will also keep you insulated in cold weather.
Organic cotton is more durable than conventional cotton because organic cotton hasn’t been processed with strong harsh chemicals which weaken and damage the fibres. Organic cotton fibres are also longer and have a stronger structure.
Not only can organic cotton be recycled, but it’s also compostable. Plants biodegrade and due to cotton being a plant it can break down back into the environment to be used by the soil.
Due to organic cotton being processed with no harmful chemicals, it’s better for your skin and for health. It’s hypo-allergenic which means it won’t cause irritation for people with skin issues or with sensitive skin.
The Global Organic Textile Standard is known for its respected certification and demanding criteria. GOTS ensures that environmental, ethical and social standards are met. Choosing a garment that has been GOTS certified ensures that the fibres of the raw material have been grown and produced in a non-harmful way, avoiding damage to the environment and to the health of the farmers. GOTS also regulates production to ensure fair trade and safe working conditions for the farmers.
The VAN111 Organic Cotton Tee is made from 100% sustainable material and perfect for DTG and screen printing. This stylish tee comes with a crew neck and a self-fabric back neck and shoulder tape for ultimate comfort.
The VAN203 Organic Sweatshirt and VAN202 Organic Hoodie are also made from 100% sustainable cotton and ideal for layering. Both styles feature full needle double layered cuff and welt for shape recovery, twin needle seams for durability and a tear out label for easy rebranding.
There are also kids’ versions of both the cotton tee and hoodie. Again, both feature 100% sustainable cotton and serve as stylish additions to the range.