The 17 Sustainable Development Goals were set up by the United Nations in September 2015. They were put together with an aim of creating a clear path for a fairer and more sustainable textile industry. Our supplier, Mantis World, has committed to them.  Here are these goals clearly defined:

No poverty organic cotton is a market-driven solution to poverty. Farmers can earn more, spend less on inputs, and reduce dependency on the commodity market.

Zero hunger organic cotton is usually grown alongside and in rotation with a variety of food crops, contributing to food security.

Good health & well being organic cotton farmers and their families are not exposed to the toxic chemicals used in conventional farming.

Quality education higher financial returns result in organic cotton farming communities being able to invest in education, often through the investments of supply chain partner

Gender equality many organic cotton farmers are women, particularly in africa and asia. Around 10 percent of organic farmers globally are women, and have control of their farms.

Cleaner water & sanitation as organic cotton does not use toxic pesticides or synthetic fertilisers, it does not cause chemical contamination of local water sources.

Affordable & clean energy organic farming communities are increasingly using solar and biogas as an energy source, particularly where access to electricity is limited.

Decent work and economic growth globally, approximately 200,000 people are certified to organic standards, mostly smallholder farmers. Many more are farming to organic or agro-ecological criteria.Globally,

Industry innovation & infostructure organic cotton production is the basis for the new global textile infrastructure – sustainable, ethical, transparent, and verified.

Reduced iniqualities in some countries, particularly on the african continent, organic production is considered pro-female. No heavy spray units to carry or risk to pregnant women or mothers.

Sustainable cities & communities higher financial returns, absence of toxic chemicals (and illness), and satisfaction of working in farmer associations encourage more people to stay on the land.

Responsible consumption & production 12organic “life choices”, whether at the farm, the factory, in retail or in the home, promote healthy choices for all.Approximately 20

Climate action organic soils sequester carbon as a key component in soil building and improved soil fertility. No dependency on synthetic fertilisers which draw heavily on fossil fuels.

Life below water  by eliminating toxic and persistent pesticides, organic cotton production is a proactive contributor to clean and healthy water..

Life on land organic cotton farms build fertile soils and biodiversity by rotating crops, minimising tillage, and planting cover crops..

Peace justice and strong institions many organic cotton farming operations are cooperatives, respecting democracy, and working collaboratively to create shared value.

Partnerships for the goals a fundamental element of organic cotton production is its strong commitment to global partnerships and cooperation - recognising the interdependencies at play..000 people are certified to organic standards, mostly smallholder farmers. Many more are farming to organic or agro-ecological criteria.