Organic Cotton

Organic Cotton

The reason we are using it?

Organic cotton production means not only the absence of inorganic synthetic fertilizers and pesticides but it involves very careful planning of the whole farming system. In general, organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have low impact on the environment with the organic production systems replenishing and maintaining soil fertility reducing of the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and building a biologically diverse agricultural system.

The Process

1. Planting and growing
2. Harvesting
3. Cleaning or "ginning" of the cotton boll,

4. Manufacturing
a) Spinning the cotton fibers to create yarn,
b) Weaving or knitting to create bolts of cotton fabric,
c) Fabric dyeing,
d) Finishing process to create the smooth fabric,
e) Cutting and sewing of garment for consumers.

Benefits

There are multiple benefits to Organic Cotton. Here are some environmental ones that have stood out to us...

No toxic chemicals are used in the growing of organic cotton. It doesn’t damage the soil, has less impact on the air, and uses 88% less water and 62% less energy. Conventional cotton uses about 16% of the world’s insecticides and 7% of pesticides.

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Products Made Using Organic Cotton

Certified

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.

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