Why release a new organic collection?
Because we're awesome! Just kidding... Wait, no, we are awesome, but that's not why we're doing it. It's actually long overdue. We've always used OEKO TEX® Standard 100 Cotton which ensures the cotton is manufactured in a sustainable and socially responsible way (it's also tested for harmful materials). Last year we also made a recycled cotton collection (supply chain issues made it impossible this year to make more of these recycled cotton socks). So, it was the perfect time for us to further explore using organic cotton!
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Conventional cotton growing requires a significant amount of pesticides that negatively impact our health and environment. 25% of cotton is grown using insecticides with toxic chemicals that can contribute to reproductive disorders and weaker immune systems. This includes the workers who typically hand-pick the cotton crops. Many businesses continue to grow regular cotton due to the cost effectiveness and convenience.
Fortunately, The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) stepped up in 2002 as a leader in organic textile, fabric and fibre standards. In order for a company to get their products GOTS certified, the GOTS first must evaluate the entire supply chain process; growing, harvesting, processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading and distribution. These strict guidelines have proven GOTS to be a leader in social responsibility. We chose to launch an organic collection with GOTS Certification because it is the highest standard on the globe for organic cotton.
From seed to feet, our GOTS certified organic socks are carefully inspected at every stage, taking into account the environmental impact and the health, safety, and well-being of its handlers throughout the supply chain. GOTS certification allows full transparency for consumers providing complete traceability and accountability every step of the process.
At Friday Sock Co., we prioritize the health and safety of our staff, customers, and the environment. Our new Organic Cotton collection will feel great on your feet, and have you feeling great about wearing them. Our sincere hope is that our customers love them so much that we continue the expansion of this line. As always, thank you for your continued support so we can continue to be as green as possible.