RSPB July 2019

8 Delivery is free when you spend £50 A B New We’re very proud to announce our new scarves are made from 100% organic cotton. Cotton is the world’s largest non-food crop, and millions of people rely on the industry for survival. It is estimated that about half of all textiles worldwide are made from cotton. The environmental impacts of conventional cotton farming can be devastating, particularly when chemical pesticides are used. The run-off from contaminated fields can poison rivers, destroying wildlife and whole communities. Cotton production uses huge volumes of water, which has led to the loss of habitats around the world, for example the shrinking of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan. In addition to the environmental impact of cotton, many farmers are trapped in debt as the cost of the chemicals means they make very little from the end product. Organic cotton is produced without the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) A B C D E Starling murmuration Flying geese With thanks to model, Kirsty Miller and photographer, Chloe Sidey - Fashion doesn’t have to cost the Earth ensures textiles are produced in an ecological and socially responsible way. • When you see the logo, you can be assured that no harmful chemicals have been used in the cotton’s production. • GOTS producers limit water use and treat waste to protect the water supplies. • GOTS - certified organic textiles must meet several social criteria as well as environmental ones, which include minimum wages, safe working conditions and working hours. RSPB organic cotton scarves Wrap yourself up in these supersoft, pretty scarves, suitable for any occasion. 180 x 100cm. R431026 Flying geese R431028 Starling murmuration R431029 Oak leaves R431027 Avocets R431025 Boxing hares All £15.00 each Buy any two scarves for £20.00 - SAVE £10