All The Organic Company textiles are made in India and are 100% GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified and Soil Association accredited organic cotton. Barely 2% of the world's total cotton production is certified as organic but this figure is thankfully moving upward. Organic farming respects the natural systems of pest and disease in the cultivation of crops and livestock and avoids the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilisers, growth hormones, antibiotics and genetic engineering. Instead organic farmers use a variety of techniques that help to preserve ecosystems and reduce pollution. There are also approximately 44% more birds on organic fields - even more reason to support organic farming!