Knitty Gritty: Organic Pima
At Lunya we’re continuously trying to figure out how to raise the bar for ourselves and for the product we create for you. When we initially designed our Pima Cotton collection, we knew we had something special in the combination of silhouettes and fabrication. But when we discovered that there was a way to make our Pima, the butteriest of fabrics, even softer and better for you and the environment, we jumped at the chance. Our new Organic Pima Cotton is the next level textile here to help make all of your nights better.
Lunya’s Organic Pima Cotton is GOTS certified. What does that mean? Well, it stands for Global Organic Textile Standard Certification and it means that we’ve had to meet strict processing guidelines in order for our fabric to be considered truly organic fibers. In fact, GOTS certified is the world’s leading processing standard for organic textiles, so when we tell you how good it is, you can believe us - it’s been tested! Not only does this fabric meet a high level of environmental criteria, but it has the added layer of social compliance as well, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
This means it’s better for the environment AND the world around us, including the workers who help take it from farm to garment. Here’s why...
In order to be considered GOTS certified, all fibers must be made from at least 70% organic cotton and a number of touchpoints within the supply chain are required to meet higher environmental and sustainable criteria.
- Our fabric is created in certified facilities that utilize higher efficiency machines in their processes, which helps reduce electricity output, contributing to a smaller global footprint. Green is good.
- Our garments are made using less water, so there is a reduction in “run-off” water, which can typically be contaminated with chemicals.
- All fibers used are fair trade, which helps promote sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to marginalized producers and workers in developing countries, as well as helping to secure their rights. Fair business practices are positive for everyone.
- The seeds from which our fabric are grown are all-natural, non-GMO, which means they’re grown in an environment where no pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or herbicides have been used. Since the soil hasn’t been treated with all sorts of nasty things that are bad for us and the food that we eat, the soil can be re-used. A sustainability win!
While organic cotton farms are smaller, and the time it takes to complete the textile development process can be longer, we think it’s worth the wait to have the highest quality fabrics in the pieces we make for you. We believe in thoughtful, intentional production that creates only garments you can feel good about sleeping in.
So let’s break it down… our certified Organic Pima Cotton is softer, and more hypo-allergenic than traditional Pima Cotton - super breathable and won’t itch even the most sensitive skin. It’s sustainable - made thoughtfully in a way that is beneficial for the environment and the people in it. All of that and flattering too? We call that a win-win.