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Article: How can I get involved in Organic September? Plus an exciting giveaway...

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How can I get involved in Organic September? Plus an exciting giveaway...

Organic September is a month-long campaign which aims to raise awareness of organic products, and the brands, producers and farmers who bring them to us in the UK.

Organic September is organised by the Soil Association, an organisation founded in 1946 by farmers, scientists, doctors and nutritionists to promote the connection between the health of the soil, food, animals, people and the environment.

Their idea behind Organic September is to encourage individuals, communities and businesses to really think about their choices, and to create a more sustainable, ethical, and environmentally friendly approach to agriculture and consumption. As part of this year's campaign, the Soil Association are focusing on 'Organic Beauty and Wellbeing' and are encouraging 'One Small Swap' to a certified organic beauty or wellbeing product. If you're interested in finding out more, check out their list of certified brands.

A farmer picking vegetables

 Why Choose Organic?

Before diving into how you can participate in Organic September, let's take a moment to understand why choosing organic is important:

  1. Health Benefits: Organic produce is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or GMOs. This means you can enjoy food that is free from potentially harmful chemicals.

  2. Environmental Impact: Organic farming practices prioritise soil health, biodiversity, and sustainable agriculture. Choosing organic helps reduce the environmental impact of conventional farming.

  3. Animal Welfare: Organic standards include higher animal welfare standards, ensuring that animals are raised in more humane conditions.

  4. Support for Local Farmers: Buying organic often means supporting local farmers who prioritize sustainable practices.

How to Get Involved in #OrganicSeptember

Now that you know why choosing organic is a great idea, here's how you can actively participate in Organic September this year:

  1. Shop Organic: Start by making conscious choices at the grocery store. Look for the Soil Association's organic certification label on products to ensure they meet organic standards. Purchase organic fruits, vegetables, dairy, and other products to support sustainable agriculture.

  2. Cook Organic: Challenge yourself to cook more organic meals at home. Experiment with organic recipes and ingredients. Cooking with organic produce not only supports the campaign but also offers you healthier and tastier meals.

  3. Visit Farmers' Markets: Explore your local farmers' markets and seek out organic produce. This is a great way to connect with local farmers and learn more about the benefits of organic farming.

  4. Learn and Share: Take the opportunity to educate yourself and others about organic living. Share your knowledge and experiences on social media using the hashtag #OrganicSeptember. You can follow the Soil Association's social media channels for valuable information and updates.

  5. Support Organic Brands: Choose organic brands for your everyday products, including clothing, beauty, and household items. Many companies are committed to sustainable and organic practices, so support them with your purchases.

  6. Get Involved Locally: Look for local events or workshops related to Organic September. Participate in community activities like organic gardening, cooking classes, or nature walks.

  7. Make Long-Term Changes: While Organic September lasts for a month, consider making permanent changes to your lifestyle. Incorporate organic products into your daily routine and encourage others to do the same.


Y.O.U Underwear's Organic September Event/Giveaway!:

To help you celebrate Organic September in style, and to aid the Soil Association's focus on Organic Beauty and Wellbeing, we are pairing up with a fantastic bunch of certified organic brands for your chance to win goodies worth over £250. From amazing organic chocolate to pillow cases, candles and gin - and of course underwear - there's something for everyone in this competition. 

Our Organic September giveaway poster!

To enter, all you have to do is like this post and follow each of the participating brands' accounts, so head over to our Instagram now!

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