How did it begin?
Its founding dates back to a 5th generation family cotton farm in the Northwest Texas county of Lubbock. In 1991, this farm became one of the first certified organic farms in the country. Despite this achievement of bringing back pesticide free organic cotton to the US, almost all of the fiber from the early organic farms was bought by large corporations and blended with conventional cotton. These companies were able to meet their “green goals”, but it left small businesses who wanted to commit to 100% organic cotton products empty-handed.
Organic Cotton Plus was the first fabric retailer in the U.S. to be fully GOTS-certified right through packing in the warehouse, the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. It defines environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.