Cotton is already a more environmentally-friendly bagging option than plastic, since it biodegrades naturally and lasts a lot longer.

Keeping in line with our environmental and eco-policies, Pevonia UK’s new EarthAware® Cotton Gift Bags For Life are not only organic, but are certified by the Soil  Association, the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and the Organic Content Standard (OCS) which means the entire supply chain has been independently verified.

The Soil Association is a charity that digs deeper to transform the way we eat, farm and care for our natural world – they are the country's leading organic certifier.

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, all backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. So, you can rest assured that these organic cotton bags have been carefully grown, manufactured and printed to the latest GOTS organic standard.

The Organic Content Standard (OCS) applies to any non-food product containing 95-100% organic material. It verifies the presence and amount of organic material in a final product and tracks the flow of the raw material from its source to the concluding item.

The benefits of Organic Cotton are:

  • No polluting pesticides
  • Saves precious water
  • Helps farmers feed their families
  • Healthier Soil
  • Helps climate change

The GOTS standard ensures processes, chemicals and inks used meet the strict guidelines on toxicity and biodegradability.

All factory conditions abroad and in the UK must meet the strict standards. GOTS processors must meet the social criteria for all labourers throughout the chain. This includes workers’ wages, hours and social compliances.

What Does This Mean?

Having the GOTS certification means that our supplier can assure us, and you, that our organic cotton bags with the GOTS label have been carefully processed from the crop to bag in a verified organic manner.

Our Pevonia GIFT TAGS are also printed on 100% recycled uncoated material and come with biodegradable Jute string.

Our Pevonia TISSUE PAPER is sourced from sustainable resources and is FSC certified (Forest Management Certification). It is printed with water-based or vegetable-based inks and is 100% recyclable and compostable – we believe there is no need to compromise on style and quality whilst caring for the environment.

This is another step forwards in our ethical support to ensure the products we offer have a sustainable and environmentally friendly origin.

To find out more about The Soil Association, click here.

To find out more about The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), click here.

To find out more about FSC Certification, click here.

To find our more about Organic Content Standard (OCS), click here

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