- Why Organic?
Choosing organic and chemical-free products has a massive impact on our health, on animals and on the planet. Organic not only means that food is grown without the use of sprays; it also means there are little to no preservatives, additives and added chemicals in the finished products. This applies to organic food, organic clothing and textiles, as well as organic cosmetics. Did you know our bodies absorb everything that we put on to our skin? This is why organic and chemical-free cosmetics are just as important as the organic food we feed our bodies.
The pesticides sprayed on our food not only hurts us, it also hurts our planet. Pesticides and all chemicals in our daily lives end up in the air, the waterways and ultimately, the ocean. Locals who live near non-organic/conventional farms are also severely effected. Pesticides are also responsible for the massive decline in bee populations. Guess what? No bees, no plants. No plants, no us!
Animal welfare is also extremely important. Animals raised on an organic farm are raised much more humanely - no factory farms, no feedlots and plenty of space in the fresh air and foraging in green pastures.
Organic food is food which is produced using environmentally and animal friendly farming methods on organic farms. These methods are legally defined and any food sold as 'organic' must be strictly regulated.
Organic farming recognises the direct connection between our health and how the food we eat is produced. Artificial fertilisers are banned and farmers develop fertile soil by rotating crops and using compost, manure and clover. Organic farming reduces pollution and greenhouse gases released from food production by restricting the use of artificial chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds and butterflies. In fact, plant, insect and bird life is up to 50% greater on organic farms.
Organic animals enjoy the very highest welfare standards – they are truly free range and have plenty of space and access to fields. Organic standards insist that animals are given plenty of space and fresh air to thrive and grow - guaranteeing a truly free-range life.
Organic textiles are based on materials grown on organic farms, and manufactured without harmful chemicals. This is better for local wildlife, animals and people.
Organic beauty products require the maximum amount of organic ingredients, minimum synthetic ingredients, minimum processing of ingredients and clear labelling so that consumers can make an informed choice.
GM crops and ingredients are banned under organic standards. Choosing organic is an effective way to avoid GM in your diet.
Why is organic so expensive?
Due to the strict laws and guidelines organic farmers and food producers must comply with; these farmers have to pay thousands of dollars every year, to be 'certified organic' and keep their organic certification. There are hundreds, if not, thousands of uncertified organic farmers, who do not pay for certification but are also able to sell their products at a much more affordable price. Although not certified organic, these products are also chemical free.
All our brands must be certified organic, chemical free and/or preservative free and must not test on animals.