What is an organic product?
An organic product is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic crops are grown without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation.
Organic vs. Conventional:
Organic: Natural untreated GMO free seeds.
Conventional: typically treated with fungicides or insecticides. Possible GMOs.
Organic: Healthy soil through crop rotation. Retains moisture in soil from increased organic matter.
Conventional: Synthetic fertilizers, loss of soil due to mono-crop culture, intensive irrigation.
Organic: Healthy soil creates natural balance. Beneficial insects and trap crops used.
Conventional: Aerial spraying of insecticides and pesticides. 9 of the most commonly used pesticides are know cancer-causing agents.
Organic: Natural defoliation from freezing temperatures or through the use of water management.
Conventional: Defoliation induced with toxic waxes.
Organic: Safe peroxide is used.
Conventional: Chlorine bleaching creates toxic bi-products which are released into the environment.
Organic: Natural soybean softening.
Conventional: Petroleum- based softening.
The PureWaterWash™ process is the secret to creating our charming colors. Untreated cotton (or bamboo) thread is woven into gently flowing fabric and brightened with nature’s own plants and minerals. The fabric is then hand dyed repeatedly in soy-water to set the color. As a result, each toy has its own unique appearance and color variance.