With Headquarters in Brisbane Australia, Orientique has more that 40 years experience designing and manufacturing quality women’s fashion. Orientique prides itself on its distinctive look and shapes designed for every body.
Organic certification requires safe working conditions, NO child labour, and fair wages for workers.
NON Organic Cotton crops use an estimated $2 Billion of chemicals, pesticides and genetically modified organisms each year. Certified Organic Cotton is not treated with any harmful products.Half of the $2 billion in chemicals and pesticides used in NON Organic Cotton are designated “TOXIC” by the World Health Organisation.
SAVES THE PLANET
Cotton is recognised as the “worlds dirtiest crop”.
97% of the worlds cotton is NON Organic. The seeds of which have been genetically modified to produce more and be impervious to chemicals.
25% of the worlds insecticides and 10% of the worlds pesticides are used on NON Organic Cotton.
In Organic Cotton the combination of NO toxic chemicals, pesticides and genetically modified organisms with up to 91% less water consumption helps protect our planet.
The consumption of NON Organic Cotton releases approx. 220 million tonnes of greenhouse gas each year. Organic Cotton creates approx. 46% less CO2 emissions.
2.6% of the worlds water usage is used to produce NON Organic Cotton.
20% of the Worlds Freshwater pollution comes from textile treatment and dyeing.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service have estimated that pesticides unintentionally kill 67 million birds each year in the US.
As we conducted our research into the transition from Non Organic Cottons to Certified Organic Cottons it became evident that it was not a case of should we do this but how quickly we can do this!
A quote I read whilst researching the impact of chemicals & pesticide inspired me to work faster.
“We are living on the planet like we have another one to go to”
We can all make a difference. At Orientique we are proud of the direction we have taken, and are confident our commitment to naturality will support our small business network of customers around the world.
We have more work to do but we won’t stop working on producing a better garment for you.