It all starts here, in the cotton fields of India, where the organic cotton is grown and handpicked by the farmers in the small-scale Fairtrade-certified farms run by the Chetna Organic Cooperative and Pratima Organic Growers Group. The farms are certified according to Fairtrade and the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), the gold standard for organic cotton. After the cotton is picked, the cotton fibers are separated from the seed capsules. The cotton is then graded by fiber length, color, purity and strength. About a third are cotton fibers - where the finest fibers are used for our bedding - the rest is seeds and dirt that become fuel and animal food. Nothing is wasted.