This is the complete story of organic cotton, with which we have made the garments that we are selling. Since the crop under the strict standards for the certificate of organic farming, seeds of native cotton in Brazil (free of patents and GM), and working directly with farmers in Sierra Talhada, in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil.
The CEO of Organic Cotton Colors (our sole supplier of fabrics and organic cotton clothing), who will check the harvest of cotton; makes the cotton in bales and shipping them from the port of Suape to the port of Barcelona.
Now is the turn to the only one spinning factory of Catalonia,”Filats Gonfaus sl” can working with combed cotton and is located in the Barcelona region of Berguedà; they must convert the organic cotton bales to yarn.
The job begins with the mechanical cleaning of the cotton to remove of impurities, to sort flattened filaments spun with industrial machinery capable of detecting the slightest irregularity, vaporization to ensure proper moisture (and quality) of the product, packaging, etc.
This process is extremely important to certify cotton because the cleaning is not done using water with detergent and / or chlorinated compounds. In this way we avoids contaminating rivers with powerful detergent and chlorine, extremely polluting. This is the reason that in Europe are required to treat the waste from washing, which greatly increases the cost of the spinning process, and it is the fundamental reason that there are no practically spinning factories in Spain or in the European Union; all companies have moved to Asia , where these expensive water purification processes are not required.
Another important reason for dry cleaning is that the cotton fiber will not take up these potent chemicals and therefore it can not contaminate the skin of the people who buy clothes that is made from this cotton.
We are making this process in Europe, there is a total guarantee that all phases are fully verifiable; to the certifying standard and to the customers; because if it was made in Asia, we could not find the same guarantees.