What is Organic Cotton?
Organic cotton is cotton that is grown to strict standards which protect the health of soils, ecosystems and people. This is achieved by using only natural processes and not allowing the use of pesticides and other toxic chemicals.
Conventional cotton growing,
· Uses about 16% of the world’s insecticides and 7% of pesticides
· Still accounts for 99% of the cotton used in the garment industry
· Uses 2700 litres of water for every cotton t-shirt made
Growing cotton organically,
· Keeps farmers and their families’ safe
· Doesn’t damage the soil
· Uses 71% less water
· Has less impact on the air
· Uses 62% less energy
· Makes water cleaner and safer
· Allows farmers to grow food crops as well
· Is beneficial to animals and insects
When you buy organic cotton you are investing in water conservation, cleaner air, healthier soil and a better live for farmers and communities. This means that organic cotton can sometimes cost a little more but, we hope you agree, it is a price worth paying.
Find out more at aboutorganiccotton.org