Fair&Bio: New biological fair-trade cotton bags for Promotion
Cologne, Germany, 12th of June 2012 – The cultivation of controlled biological cotton is relatively new. Turkey was the first country which cultivated Bio-cotton. Nowadays cotton is cultivated in controlled biological environment in over 20 countries. Typical countries are India, Burkina Faso, Mali, Tanzania, China, Kyrgyzstan, Benin and Egypt. Especially Mali and Burkina Faso and Kyrgyzstan which produces together approximately 2,0 tons of per hectare of raw bio-cotton, are under the poorest countries in the world.
What is Fairtrade?
The initiative should help to improve the lives and farmers. For this reason, the company works closely together with Fairtrade Cologne. This organization is a social movement and market-based approach that aimes to help producers in developing countries to make better trading conditions and promote sustainability. The movement advocates the payment to a higher price to exporters as well as higher social and environmental standards.
Consumers may think, when they are buying a cotton-bag, that they are paying for a natural and eco-friendly product. But what they possibly do not thing or know ist what dangers brings buying textiles made of contaminated with pesticides cotton. Pesticides are chemicals. They are manufactured with the target of inhibiting, repelling or killing the growth of pest.
The problem: the pesticides are dangerous not only for the pest species bus also for children. Very risky for human life. A T-Shirt for children can contain harmful chemical that can cause allergies, cancer, breathing problems and many disorders.
The World Health Organization determines the three most common pesticides as a group of insecticides that stands for the most dangerous to human health.
In total cotton represents 40% of the fibers used in the manufacture of textile likes apparel, towels and homewares.
The worldwide market for biological cotton is approximately less than 0,2 Percent.
Around 25 million tons of cottons fibres is the yearly worldwide production. Just less than 0,2 % of this production is bio-cotton. The largest producers of bio-cottons fibres are China, Turkey and India.
What is bio-cotton?
Bio-cotton is produced under clear and defined standards. The controlled system forbids the use of
- Toxic and persistent non-bio-degradable chemical-synthetic pesticides and fertilizers
- Genetically modified organisms
- Practically no more contamination of the groundwater
- The farmers have fewer health problems
- The soil fertility is maintained
- The crops remain stable over many years
- Many small farmers can manage life with credits – because of bio-premiums.
- Farmers have better, regular income and a better live
Who controls the biological standards?
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) defines the world-wide recognized requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labeling in order to provide assurance to the consumers. The International Working Group on Global Organic Textile Standard sets the requirements for the GOTS Standards.
Taku Trends wants to strengthening the trend towards environmentally friendly production methods. The promotion of natural biological cotton bags is way towards this target. Unlike plastic or paper materials, cotton can be massed produced with little or no ill effect towards the environment. The fact, that the bags are reusable, washable and last for years increases their value. Promotional cotton shopping bags are able to work well as a tool for promotion and advertising for any kind of business. Political green parties, grocery stores or retail center as well as charity organizations can readily find these items to be useful for raising their brand´s awareness.
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