The term Organic refers to the status of the textiles to be organic in nature. The entire textile process “From harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.”
Sustainable cotton is also a highly related topic, To know more click here : http://cottonupguide.org/why-source-sustainable-cotton/what-is-sustainable-cotton
Works closely on the ground with producers & certify transactions between companies and their suppliers to ensure that the people making Fair Trade Certified goods work in safe conditions, protect the environment, build sustainable livelihoods, & earn money to empower and uplift their communities.
If you would like more information on Fair Trade and find out how it is done: https://www.fairtradecertified.org/why-fair-trade/
It is a certification given by GOTS(Global Organic Textile Standard), when Manufactures, Processors, retailers and traders have shown the ability to meet/comply with the relevant GOTS criteria and standards.
To know more about what the standards entail refer to Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) If you would like more information Standard and Manual version 5.0 - Click Here :
There are various techniques when it comes to yarn dyeing, It is basically dying the material when it is still a yarn rather than a completed fabric. This increases the color quality and durability. When practiced correctly (The efficient and least environmentally impactful technique), it is a technique that helps reduce water wastage and energy consumption. Even though these techniques will be more expensive to implement than fabric or piece dying, it will be more socially and environmentally beneficial in the long run.
“A low-impact dye is a dye that has been classified by the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 (an international certification process) as eco-friendly. Generally, low impact dyes do not contain toxic chemicals or mordants (which fix the dye to the fabric), require less rinsing and have a high absorption rate in the fabric (~70%). High absorption rates and a decreased use of rinse water create less waste water.” To be certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards), manufacturers need to adhere to approved dyes only.
Reducing the amount of plastics going to landfills and the ocean and recycled Polyester is just as good as newly created polyester but takes less resources to make. Just like everything else it has it advantages and disadvantages.