The other day I got in these gorgeous organic cotton fabrics and organic cotton thread. They are GOTS certified- meaning they have the approval of the Global Organic Textile Standard. The aim of GOTS (from their site) is as follows:
"The aim of the standard is to define world-wide recognised requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, 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.
Textile processors and manufacturers are enabled to export their organic fabrics and garments with one certification accepted in all major markets."
"The consensus of the International Working Group was that a clear and unambiguous understanding of the content required that the Global Standard itself focuses on compulsory criteria only. The standard covers the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading and distribution of all textiles made from at least 70% certified organic natural fibres. The final products may include, but are not limited to fibre products, yarns, fabrics, clothes and home textiles. The standard does not set criteria for leather products."
My question to you, my readers: Is it counter-intuitive to pair these organic cottons with leather? As in, if I made something like this:
via Milo and Molly
...does that then go against the whole point of using organic cotton? Would doing that alienate the group I may be trying to reach by using organics?