Dear Challenge and Fun:
...I was just wondering if you could help me with some questions regarding your products?
For the Furnis line (booties, dolls, etc) if the products are said to be 100 percent cotton, or cotton/poly blend, does it mean that these products are not organic? These products are terrific, and I just wanted to learn more about the environmental-friendliness of the Furnis line.
Regarding the Furnis line, it is NOT organic. However, some of the baby items are made with material that is Oko-Tex certified. This is a test that certifies that the textile is extremely clean and free of chemicals and other dangerous substances. It is a different approach to ensuring clean materials for our children. While organic certification certifies the "process" AND "final product", Oko-Tex certifies that the final product is free of chemicals and toxic agents, ensuring that product poses no health risk. You can read more on the philosophy and history of the certification. For general information click on the oko-tex certification, click on the oko-tex link: http://www.oko-tex.org/en/main.html.
So, while "organic" is all the rage, there are other excellent alternatives. In fact it is very possible that many "oko-tex" fabrics are grown organically, but not certified organic due to the cost of organic certification, and the manufacturer settles for Oko-tex certification instead.
Some of the Furnis products use Oko-Tex materials. We also offer products from Lana Naturalwear & Keptin-Jr which are made with organic cotton. For those that want the cleanest of the clean, and want to completely avoid any chemicals from dyes, Keptin-Jr actually has some dolls that have brown coloring made from the brown part of the organic cotton plant, so no chemical colors are used at all.
We welcome other questions, and will post the answers here for all to read and and comment on.