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.

The growth cycle of organic cotton

Conventional cotton growing is extremely harmful to the environment


It uses 16% of the world’s insecticides and 7% of it’s pesticides

It takes 2700 litres of water for every cotton t-shirt made

       Sadly, it still accounts for 99% of the cotton used in the garment industry


In contrast, 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

Diagram showing benefits of organic cotton

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