The majority of the clothes we wear have cotton on their composition. Cotton is cultivated and grown in a field, then the fibre is picked and finally spun into thread.
Organic cotton is the cotton fiber that is cultivated through practices that generate low impact on the environment, and certified to organic agricultural standarts. In the traditional crop pesticides and fertilizers are used, and these chemicals are harmful to the health, not only of the farmers but also for the natural ecosystems and consumers.
So, why organic cotton? Find out bellow the major benefits of going organic:
Conventional cotton farmers use excessive amounts of toxic pesticides. The cotton crop uses 10% of pesticides worldwide, and those toxins pollute our lakes, rivers, and other waterways, affecting plants and wildlife.
On the other hand, only natural processes are used in the production of organic cotton. No toxic chemicals or GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are used, which means that it doesn’t damage the soil, the air we breathe or the water we drink. Organic cotton produces less 46% CO2 emissions than conventional cotton due to lesser fuel and energy consumption.
1- Workers safety
Farmers and their families benefit from organic cotton production – they are not exposed to chemical toxins and create more profits for their crops. Farmers also can grow food on their land when they use organic cotton methods - crop diversity is an essential part of organic farming.
2- Better use of rain water
Organic cotton farms make better use of rainwater. This type of farming creates healthy soils, that act like a sponge, keeping the water during floods and using it in time of drought.
3- More power to the farmers
In organic farming is prohibit the use of genetically modified seeds, which means that farmers don’t need to be dependent on big agriculture companies. Instead, they save their seeds year after year, and work with the environment in a long-term, sustainable way.
4- Lasts longer in your closet
You don’t have to sacrifice quality for environmental and social benefits with organic cotton clothing.
Your organic cotton garments will last longer, be more durable, and will look great forever.
Go organic with your style. Keep the toxic out of your closet and out of our planet. And remember to look for one of these certified symbols when you are buying an organic garment: OCS (Organic Content Standard) or GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard). OCS provides third-party assurance that the organic content in your clothes can be traced back to the source, while GOTS determines the organic material in your clothes and ensures that it is processed socially and sustainably.