What is organically grown cotton?
Organic cotton is grown in various countries such as Turkey, China, India and the US. The term organic cotton is a term that is used to express the natural fiber "cotton" that is produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
Taking care of our environmental impact
Since 2006 we use as much as possible (about 95%) organic cotton in the t-shirts and sweaters we sell. In that time we where one of the first to make this choice. We are happy to see that this became the norm in a few years.
The benefits of organic grown cotton
Despite the fact that cotton covers 2% of the world's cultivated land, it uses over 10% of the world's pesticides. The use of chemicals in cotton growing methods has a significant environmental impact.
The use of chemicals in the processing of regular cotton has detrimental effects on the environment. The pollutants released during the operation of cotton processing plants affect the surface waters and air quality. Regular cotton production use neurotoxic chemicals that affect landless workers that have no choice but to accept to risk their health.
As with most organic crops, the yield difference between organic and conventional cotton farms is widely noted. This yield gap is important to consider when comparing organic and conventional cotton.