When you buy organic cotton you are investing in water conservation, cleaner air, better soil and farmer livelihoods.
When I first started Buck & Baa, I absorbed as much information as I could about building an ethical and sustainable brand and I couldn't be prouder of what it has become.
I have three kids and I want them to grow up in a healthy world, full of trees, abundant, healthy oceans, and breathable air.
I'm making sure Buck & Baa is doing its part in making good choices that are friendly on Mother Earth.
Our collections are all made from organic cotton and chemical-free which means that when they reach the end of their wear life, they're compostable! So you can cut them up and return them back to the earth without adding chemicals to our soil or adding to our landfills.
Instructions below on how to compost your much loved, but no longer wearable Buck & Baa clothing.
How to compost your much-loved Buck & Baa Garments:
Once your Buck & Baa garments have been handed down a couple of times and no longer have wear life, you can pop them in the compost bin!
Here's a step by step on how to compost your organic cotton clothing:
- Start by cutting the garment into small pieces, or shred them - they will decompose faster if they're spread evenly in the compost bin.
- Remove any metal snaps or zips - our coconut buttons can be composted too as they are a natural product, but it might be nice to keep them for the button tin!
- Add wormy friends to your compost - the more worms in your compost the better! They will help break down the cotton and they produce some of the best fertiliser in the world which you can add to your vegetable or flower gardens - it's a double win! Worms are very efficient in breaking down organic waste.
- Make sure you maintain your compost by adding vegetable and fruit scraps, grass clippings etc regularly - It'll help keep the worms happy in their home and help the decomposing process.
When it comes to clothes that no longer fit but are still in good condition you could consider gifting them to a friend or family member or take worn clothes directly to shelters or to a local charity.
When shopping, choose planet-friendly clothing: start choosing what fabrics you are purchasing - organic is better for the environment, the production staff and our skin.
Be mindful of the fabrics you do put in the compost once it reaches the end of its lifecycle, do some research and familiarise yourself with brands who leave out chemicals and synthetic materials in their production methods.