Loomstate is a member of a cultural movement toward a sustainable future. Through the use of the best quality 100% organic cotton, grown free of pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers, we are focused on making beautiful clothes and supporting organic farming – an industry vital to the welfare of the planet.
Loomstate takes inspiration from American manufacturing methods used at the turn of the 19th century, in an age where craftsmanship, function and quality were standard. Our fabric is woven with raw organic cotton yarn, paying homage to processes used before the advent of industrialized farming. We embrace the beauty of the flaws this process yields because it reflects the character of the natural cycle.
Loomstate is designed for people who want responsible clothes and are committed to treading lightly on the earth. Sustainability is the way forward.
WHY DO WE USE 100% ORGANIC COTTON?
Cotton is woven through your world and your life forming half the globe’s textile sales. Most cotton is not as environmentally benign as you might expect.
Conventional grown cotton consumes approximately 25% of the insecticides and more than 10% of the pesticides in the world.
Conventional farming devours roughly a third of a pound of pesticides and fertilizers to produce enough cotton for a single T-shirt.
The nine most common pesticides used in conventional cotton farming are highly toxic; five are probable carcinogens.
Pesticides used in conventional cotton farming can enter the human food chain. Because cotton is grown primarily for its fiber, it is regulated as a non-food crop. In fact, the majority of the cotton plant, by weight, ends up in our food supply. Cottonseed oil is used in processed foods. Beef and dairy cows are feed cotton straw, cottonseed meal and waste from cotton gins.
The production of cotton has a huge impact on the world you live in.
Organic farming represents a commitment to a system of agriculture that strives for balance with nature, using methods and materials that minimize impact on the environment. The USDA National Organic Program prohibits the use of genetic engineering, irradiation or sewage sludge as well as toxic and persistent synthetic fertilizers in organic agriculture and processing.