This means every Earth-friendly bag we purchase from Gallant supports the environment and the people who produce the bags themselves.
Made with integrity: GOTS certified organic cotton
We love that we’re using certified organic cotton for these new Earth-friendly bags! It’s better for the planet, and all of us who live here.
Research is showing that conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other crop. These chemicals can be dangerous for farmers and factory workers alike. They can also soak into run-off water after heavy rains, and possibly poison bodies of water. By using organic cotton, we’re avoiding all these chemicals, and the issues that come with them.
Organic cotton is also 80% rain-fed. That helps with local water conservation. By not using chemicals, it means this water is cleaner for those living near these fields.
Beyond that, these bags are also “100% GOTS certified” organic cotton.
“GOTS” stands for Global Organic Textile Standard. It’s a very strict, voluntary standard that ensures our new bags are only made with organic fibers (and no toxic chemicals!) during the entire post-harvest process. The GOTS symbol also ensures strong labor restrictions and prohibits child labor.