Why Choose Organic?
At Palisade we choose to use certified organic cotton because it is grown without harmful pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, defoliants, and disinfectants. Non-organic cotton farming uses over a billion pounds of these substances each year, making it one of the most chemically intensive crops globally. While originally designed to kill pests, fungus, bacteria, among other things, the ingredients, unsurprisingly, have been linked to a whole host of health risks including certain cancers, hormone imbalances, and asthma. High exposure to these pesticides is dangerous to farmers and surrounding neighborhoods, while the poisonous water runoff spreads even further into communities and cities.
Supporting organic farming practices sends the message that consumers and businesses are interested in protecting the environment. The added costs associated with buying organic far outweigh the environmental and human destruction, which is why we choose to source organic cotton fibers over other cheaper, chemically-treated options. Our debut collection features two items made from 100% Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton, sourced from a mill in Los Angeles. Shop our Organic Cotton Pullover and matching Tennis Dress to show your support for organic farming practices.