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Why Buy Organic?

We love telling you all about the importance of making zero-waste, plastic-free, eco-friendly and sustainable choices but why should you buy organic?

As part of Organic September, we're shining the spotlight on why you should shop organic, as well as some of our own organic products.

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What is Organic September?

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Organic September is an initiative created by the Soil Association, to encourage us to think more carefully and consciously about making sustainable, organic, ethical food choices throughout September. Here's a little more from them about why you should give Organic September a go:

'In the face of climate change, diet related ill-health and widespread decline in wildlife, the need to change our food systems has never been greater. Organic September is a month-long campaign to raise awareness of the many benefits of organic food and farming, which include: Supporting biodiversity and wildlife Helping to combat climate change The highest standards of animal welfare Reduced exposure to pesticides Food as it should be, and food you can trust'

Making organic choices spreads far beyond food though and it something to consider when it comes to clothing, beauty, cleaning and well, pretty much anything!

Find out more about Organic September here>>

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Why Should I Choose Organic?

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Firstly, organic farming is more environmentally friendly, less invasive, less destructive and less damaging. Organic farming is designed to protect and preserve our soil, air and water by removing the harmful elements of 'regular' farming such as pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and artificial fertilisers

As we know, pesticides and herbicides are designed to exterminate any organism that prevents the growth of the crops, in order to get a higher crop yield. But, these chemicals don't just kill what they intended, they make their way into our soils, water and air, contaminating our natural biodiversity.

Not to mention, these chemical pesticides are often extremely dangerous to the people working with them or living close by.

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If Europe’s farmland all followed organic principles, agricultural emissions could drop by 40-50% by 2050

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Benefits of Healthier Soil

Did you know there are 2,500 billion tonnes of carbon stored in the world’s soils? More than in the plants, trees and the atmosphere combined (Soil Association 2021).

When you farm organically, you create healthy soils that are nutrient rich and kept healthy with regular crop rotations, so much so that organic soils are around 25% more effective at storing carbon in the long-term. What does this mean? Well, the healthier the soil, the more effective it is at storing carbon, the less carbon ends up in our atmosphere.

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"The health of soil, plant, animal and man is one and indivisible"

Albert Howard

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Animal Welfare and Ethics

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Organic farming has the highest animal welfare standards of any international farming system so you can be certain that the animals raised for the meat, dairy and poultry industries had high qualities of life. They must be free-range, allowed to graze, forage and live as close to a natural life as possible. The herd/flock numbers are kept low to ensure space and quality of life can be kept as high as possible.

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Organic Cotton

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Did you know that Non-organic cotton has been dubbed the ‘world’s dirtiest crop’ Why? Because of the huge amounts of water, pesticides, herbicides and industrial, synthetic fertilisers. For many of the same reasons as above, when it comes to soil, water and air preservation, Organic Cotton is the way forward.

Read more about the impact of non-organic cotton in our blog post here>>

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Why Are Organic Products More Expensive?

 

Yes, organic products cost more (and that can be off putting or unrealistic for most) but organic products aren't EXPENSIVE. I know, I know, but just hear me out, okay?

They aren't 'expensive', they cost what food SHOULD be worth. The problem is that we have got used to cheap food and cheap food means cutting corners - whether that's in animal, human or environmental welfare.

Organic Farming needs more space for less crops, it uses natural fertilisers as opposed to cheaper synthetic ones, the animals are fed better quality food and those who work within the supply chain are paid fairly. That is why it costs me.

Organic products can become cheaper though! The more of us that buy organic, the more consumer demand there is, the more money goes into organic farming then the cheaper and more mainstream it will become. Also, consumer pressure can encourage or even force large companies into action - if we want better, cleaner, organic farming then we've got to shout about it!

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Shopping Organic with Tabitha Eve

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As a part of our commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly products, we have an ever-increasing range of organic cotton products and we use 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton wherever we can.

 

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Why not have a browse of our Organic collection and see if there's any sustainable, eco-friendly swaps you can make this Organic September?

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