• 93% of People Tree cotton in 2018 was Global Organic Textile Standard Certified Cotton (GOTS). This is organic cotton that is traceable from the seed to the finished product.

• Products carrying the GOTS symbol have met strict environmental and social criteria during processing and have been certified by an independent, third party.

• So not only is the seed and farming organic but all of the production processes including dyeing and printing do not use any harmful chemicals. http://cottonedon.org/faqs#organic

• Organic Cotton farming eliminates the use of manufactured fertilisers and pesticides and reduces nitrogen inputs, organic cotton growing produces up to 94% less greenhouse gas emissions. By maintaining their health, organic practices turn soils into a carbon 'sink', removing CO2 from the atmosphere. (https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/fashion-textiles/cottoned-on/)


• Organic cotton farming also keeps waterways and drinking water safe and clean. The water pollution impact of organic has been shown to be 98% less than non-organic cotton production. (https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/fashion-textiles/cottoned-on/)

• One of our main organic cotton supplier is Chetna Organic, who grow our cotton in three rain fed states in India. If the rainfall is insufficient or delayed, the farmers have developed soil & rain water conservation programs such as digging farm ponds and rock filled dams. These conservation programmes help to not only stop top soil erosion, but also help in locally harvesting the rain water to ensure critical irrigation if required.

• Organic cotton is biodegradable.



• People Tree use Lenzing certified TENCEL™, a sustainable fibre which transforms wood pulp into cellulosic fibres with high resource efficiency and low environmental impact.

• This solvent-spinning process recycles water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99%.

• Wood and pulp used by the Lenzing Group comes from sustainably managed plantations. https://www.tencel.com/sustainability

• TENCEL ™ fibre is biodegradable and compostable.



• In Bangladesh and Nepal we have worked with small producer groups for over 15 years, who use their hand skills to produce hand woven fabrics, hand embroidery, hand dyeing techniques and hand knitting. These significantly reduce the carbon footprint as no machinery is used.





• All of our denim is made from organic cotton.

• Our Denim supplier SARP has transformed their laundry processes by collaborating with Jeanologia to reduce water and energy consumption and eliminate damaging emissions and waste, guaranteeing ZERO contamination. https://www.jeanologia.com/aboutjeanologia/