Around the world, the harsh reality is that, factory workers and cotton farmers live in hardship and poverty. To make matters worse, farmers often become ill as a result of their direct exposure to the pesticides used in conventional farming. Factories treat their textile products with harmful chemical finishes like formaldehyde and azo dyes, and workers work long hours in deadly conditions.
Ela Lane products are made with biodegradable finishes and dyes. They are free of GMO and carcinogenic materials that pollute ecosystems and cause health problems for both farmers and consumers.
We always use 100 percent organic cotton, grown without chemicals or pesticides, because doing so reduces water waste, preserves the integrity of the soil and people’s health, and shrinks our carbon footprint. Our products are certified by the Global Organic Trade Standard (GOTS) and the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX, both standards enforce our commitment to safe materials and an end-to-end socially responsible production process. We never compromise on the quality of our materials or the processes we use.
Everyone deserves to have respect and dignity, both in society and at work. We have built our business on trust, integrity, and a commitment to support farmers and textile workers. We support the payment of living wages and the ethical treatment of textile workers at farms and in mills and factories. Our products are created by adults, who are not forced into labor and who are never exposed to inhumane treatment, excessively long work hours, or unsafe or unfair working conditions.
The choices you make as a consumer can not only improve the lives of farmers, mill and factory workers, but also promote sustainable textile production, keep you and your loved ones healthy, and reduce damage to the environment.