Gossypium - Fair Traded Organics

Gossypium, is we are told, Latin for ‘cotton’. In this case, cotton that is organically grown in India and fair traded through a network of farmers who are paid an 8% premium. On their website you'll find a simple little chain-of-custody, indicating the ‘fully traceable’ route the cotton has travelled from field to store. Established by a couple of textile technologists in 1998, the Gossypium line, out of the UK, includes apparel for women, men, childen and babies. It taps into a growing market for organic cotton textiles — they report that Europe has seen a 60% increase in the past 5 years. The jersey tank top here is £16. Spied at Grist, who had a feature on green clothing, which also referenced ourselves. ::Gossypium

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