What is Organic Cotton?

Organic cotton is grown without the use of harmful toxins or synthetic fertilizers. Products made from 100% organic cotton, like those at Under the Nile, are produced without using chemicals, pesticides, or dyes with heavy metals.

Why Choose Organic Clothing and Toys for your Baby?

A babyís skin is also less resistant to harmful substances and bacteria. This leaves babies vulnerable to health problems that are often associated with the chemicals found in conventional cotton.

We also believe that we have a responsibility to the environment, as well as to the communities that make our products possible. We chose to use only the purest organic cotton because itís:
  • Good for your babyís health. Even after washing, traces of chemicals that are harmful for skin and health still remain in conventional cotton clothing. Organic toys and clothes are made without formaldehyde, bleaches, metal dyes, or any other chemicals throughout the entire production process. They are also gentler on your babyís skin, last longer, and even smell better.

  • Good for the Environment. Organic agriculture uses less water, does not rely on expensive fertilizers and pesticides, and helps sequester carbon in the soil. It takes about 1/3 of a pound of pesticides and fertilizers to grow enough cotton for just one T-shirt. However, organic cotton is grown without the use of pesticides, insecticides and fertilizers.instead, we use biodynamic farming and natural methods such as composting. Also, organic farming prevents soil erosion, protects air and water quality for plants and animals, and preserves biodiversity through crop rotation

  • Good for people. Strict guidelines for certification ensure that organic cotton provides a fair livelihood for people in disadvantaged communities. Organic cotton doesn.t use chemicals that often seep into ground water, making it toxic for drinking. In addition, organic farming prevents farmers and their surrounding communities from being exposed to do hazardous chemicals that are known to cause cancer.
What is GOTS Organic Certification?

Our certified organic label is your guarantee that our products have been produced according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) guidelines. GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. Under the Nile has two certifications: one for our manufacturing process, and one for our distribution.

The criteria and guidelines for GOTS can be found here: http://www.global-standard.org/

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