Flint And Tinder:
Uses Supima for their t-shirts and briefs. Supima is a top quality hybrid (that means cotton plant on cotton plant, not GMO) Made In USA
"We use NO GM cotton in any of our products (Iron Heart)." made with U.S. long staple cotton.
Pure Blue Japan:
"Our cotton is not genetically modified (Pure Blue Japan)."
The Strike Gold:
Freely shares denim with Pure Blue Japan (PBJ never uses GMOs) and also uses rare and fine cotton varieties. It is widely said that The Strike Gold makes the best sweatshirts in the world (Strike Gold sweatshirts are long staple cotton)
Is a high-end Japanese clothing company that uses many organics and long staple cottons…
Goodwear USA (http://www.goodwear.com/organic-crew/) :
Makes one organic cotton shirt. Made In USA.
Uses many high-end ELS cottons
Uses many high-end ELS cottons
The Flat Head:
Uses long staple cotton
Uses organic cotton for some clothing
Zimbabwe cotton on some models
Maggie’s socks are all Organic cotton and sometimes long staple cotton. Made In USA
Industry of All Nations
100% organic Indian cotton!!! Natural Indigo shirts, hand-loomed denim jeans, etc... And more...
Old Blue Denim:
Have Organic Indigo Indian Selvedge Jeans
"All our denim (jeans and denim jackets) are made from organic cotton, as well as all our t-shirts including backbone program which also has underwear. The backbone program is made of fair-trade organic cotton.
Some of our other items such as shirts are also made of organic cotton, but we have not reached 100% yet due to low quality of order and fabric qualities we decided to have. We hope that we will be able all our shirts as well in organic cotton in the future (Nudie Jeans)."
Nudie also sources some of their Organic cotton from India...
Organic Color Grown Cotton! It gets brighter colors with use! BRIGHTENS, not fades! This is really interesting stuff.
Organic cotton shirts with gentle dyes and classic nature/farmer graphics. Made in USA
Organic cotton/hemp shirts and sweatshirts. Made in USA
Hemp: uses less water, doesn’t need herbicides/pesticides, is more durable, and, unless I'm mistaken, is naturally GM-free.
Sustainable T-shirts... Organic cotton, Hemp, and Bamboo.
T-shirts/sweatshirts Hemp/Organic cotton Made In USA
Does many Organics and Pima
N&F told me they don't know about GM cotton in their products and they haven't gotten back with me since then.
However, N&F has an Organic line, Suvin line, Supima line, and an ELS line(soft raw/ heavy soft).
I bet they either use no GM cotton or very little, due the quality of their cotton clothing.
"To our Knowledge, the mills we buy from in Japan, Italy and the US do not use GM cotton (Gustin)."
In other words they don't know... but they do use some organics..
I bet they use little, due the quality of their cotton clothing. However, Cone denims (other than the cone Pima fire) are made from GMO upland cotton.
Has an organic line
When asked about Levis policy on GM-cotton, they responded with:
"We sincerely appreciate your interest. Due to the volume of requests for information we receive, we aren’t able to provide detailed answers to specific questions about our company(Levi Strauss & Co)."
FULLCOUNT & Co.:
"was the first 'Made in Japan' denim company to use Zimbabwe cotton"
Zimbabwean cotton jeans
Pima cotton jeans
uses many rare high-end cotton varieties
According to rawdenim.com APC and Nudie use Turkish cotton:
"A.P.C and Nudie source most of the denim used in their jeans from Turkish milled cotton(rawrdenim.com)."
Note: There are many others
All organics are GMO-free by definition
Also GM-free types of cotton include most Extra Long Staple (ELS) Cottons:
-Sea Island Cotton
and the short fibered color-grown cotton.
Let’s talk GMO cotton:
-BT Cotton (is modified to become a living pesticide---BT)
-Herbicide Tolerant Cotton was originally made by taking living bacteria (a surprising find) from a roundup contaminated waste pond in Louisiana and inserting a gene from this bacteria into a plant. (Just look up 2,4-D and Roundup)
Fun science/history fact: The popular herbicide 2,4-D, that is now used on some “herbicide Resistant” GMOs, was the primary component in the controversial Agent Orange defoliant used in the Vietnam conflict, don’t take my word... just look up “2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid”
-Chinese Xinjiang (only currently known long-staple GMO variety of cotton) Trait not yet known and information is not currently available. But there is some speculation and hearsay, see previous posts...
Hear is a resource for Genetically Modified Chinese Xinjiang cotton clothing.
Here are some Genetically Modified Chinese Xinjiang cotton shirts:
Cone denim: Uses GMO Upland cotton for most of there denims, though they say they will make denim using other varieties if requested. Woven In USA
Here is a complete list of GMO cotton varieties as supplied by a biotech promotional organization, the ISAAA:
(Traits and approval can be found by clicking on the links.)
From hear: http://www.isaaa.org/gmapprovaldatabase/crop/default.asp?CropID=7&Crop=Cotton
Hybrids: put simply, cotton hybridization is a cotton plant on another cotton plant. Hybridization and selective breeding are the best currently known methods to improve quality in cotton. As of yet, genetically modification dose not improve cotton quality or fiber length, It merely results in more toxins; this is why mostly all quality ELS (long staple) cottons are hybrids and not genetically modified. But this may change...