What is Organic Cotton?
Organic cotton is cotton that is produced in accordance with the organic agricultural standards, the finished product will also be certified.
The organic standards don’t allow the use of toxic chemicals or GMO’s in any area of farming organic cotton. It’s production sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people by using completely natural processes rather than anything artificial. Combining traditional methods with innovation and science for full benefit to the environment, along with promoting a good quality of life for those involved
Production of organic cotton uses 88% less water and 62% less energy than a conventional cotton. There is zero soil damage as there are no chemicals used during the growth process, which is earth friendly but also keeps cotton farmers and their families safe.
Unknown to many but organic cotton by products are found in parts of the food system, cotton seed oil can be found in cookies, crisps and some oils. Along with other parts and the oil being used to feed livestock.
We read information about global warming and what direction our world is heading in, it’s said that in the next 5 years there will be massive water shortages in many areas of the world. Moving to growing organic cotton will help the areas where its grown, its 88% rain fed so there is no pressure or need to find the water from the local water source. It’s fairly amazing to think that the conventional T-shirt we are all probably wearing right now was made using 16% of the worlds insecticides and 2700 litres of water.
You usually do pay more for clothing made with organic fabric, but take into consideration the love, care, the journey and the investment into water conservation, better soil quality and of course a farmers livelihood. With more demand there will be more choice and more organic clothing, it’s all about changing our mindset and thinking about caring for our world and the people we share it with making new and more informed life choices. In 2015 26 million tonnes of cotton was produced across the world, less than 1% of this was organic cotton. We all have to be the change start today with your first purchase from idressorganic.com