9 truths about your sheets that should give you nightmares
  • 99.6% of all the cotton in the world are grown with chemical pesticides. This leads to the contamination of both human and environment.
  • 16%of the world’s insecticides are used in cotton farming, in spite of cotton only covering 2.5% of the world’s agricultural area.
  • 10different pesticides are used on average in cotton farming.
  • 77 million farmers are poisened annually as a direct effect of the pesicides they use.
  • 2 weeksis the average amount of working hours a farmer loses annually due to acute poisoning. Many also get cancer as a direct result.
  • 1single company globally holds the patent for nearly all genetically modified cotton seeds – Monsanto.
  • 90%of all the cotton seeds used in India are genetically modified.
  • 45%is the average interest rate on the loans farmers are often forced to take to be able to afford seeds and pesticides.
  • Every30 minutes a farmer in India commits suicide. Between the years of 1995 and 2013 over 270,000 farmers have committed suicide in India as a result of financial distress.

We at Alva do not want to be a part of this. Therefore, we use 100% organically grown and sourced cotton in our products. The cotton is bought straight from members of the farming cooperative Chetna Organic. The cotton is also Fairtrade certified, enabling us to guarantee fair conditions for our farmers. Read more about the advantages with organic cotton here.

Upgrade to organic cotton – shop our bed linen here.

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