October Textiles Ltd Introduces Environmental T-shirt Collection for 2007…
The new 2007/2008 collection from October Textiled Ltd will not only see the introduction of new garments and fresh photography, the new look book, due off the press mid December 2006, features the first in a series of both Organic and Sustainable products.
Six core styles, three in bamboo and three in 100% organic cotton, will be introduced with more fabric weights and styles to follow April 2007. “We intend to convert our entire Children’s and Baby Wear collection to organic within the next 3 months, and eventually our entire product line will incorporate organic fibres”.
The ORGANIC COTTON label by October is a stock collection of the highest quality blank garments produced in 100% pure organically grown cotton. It is certified by the Control Union World Group, to the Organic Exchange 100 guidelines and the Skal International standards for sustainable textile production, which verify conformity with organic regulations of Europe, Japan and the
United States. The cotton is cultivated in the Aegean region, wholly without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, in “Living Soil” that has been free from any toxic substances for at least 3 years and enriched by organic compost and other organic matter. This means that the soil and water supply are cleaner, which in turn protects the local population and wildlife. The resulting cotton fiber is processed into fabric without the use of harmful chemicals or bleach.
October Textles Ltd offers both undyed and dyed organic cotton items, and to achieve organic certification only azo-free dyes that meet the requirements of the Global Organic Standard are used in the dyeing process.
The SUSTAINABLE label centers round naturally sustainable BAMBOO which is gaining popularity in the fashion world due to its light, almost translucent yarn that has a natural quality that feels like silk, but with the practical advantage of being machine-washable.
This natural fiber is hypoallergenic, absorbent, and is naturally anti-bacterial so will not hold odor. It also is the most sustainable of the natural fibers, reaching a mature height of 75 feet in just 45 to 60 days. And, because of its natural antibacterial properties, it needs no pesticides.
It regenerates naturally through an extensive root system that sends out an average of four to six new shoots per year and can be harvested repeatedly.
Finally, when your bamboo garment finishes its useful life, it can return to nourish the earth, as it is 100% biodegradable.
“We are simply following in the footsteps of other forward thinking companies that are trying to lessen the impact they have on the environment. We’re not here to preach or convert – just to do what we can to conduct our business responsibly and encourage others in our market to do the same”.
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