Blog

Some facts about organic cotton

Reduces environmental footprint

No toxic chemicals are used in the cultivation of organic cotton. It does not damage the soil, has less impact on the air and consumes less water and energy. Conventional cotton uses about 16% of the world's insecticides and 7% of pesticides.

Promotes safe work & better livelihoods

The cultivation of organic cotton gives the farmers and their families security. They are not exposed to toxic chemicals either in the field or through their food and water supply. It also means that farmers grow more than one crop to supplement their food and income.

Fair price for sustainability

When you buy organic cotton, you invest in water protection, cleaner air, better soil and livelihoods for farmers. The price of organic cotton is therefore sometimes (not always) more expensive. However, as demand increases, more opportunities will become available.

Impacts our food system

Cotton seed oil can be used in in diverse food items such as cookies, chips and vegetable oil and is also fed to farm animals. While cotton fibers do not enter our body, the by-product can find its way into our diet.

You can make a difference

Taking care of the world and the people with whom we share it is a decision for life. The choice of organic cotton is part of this choice. If you choose organic over conventional cotton, you have the purchasing power to influence brands, manufacturers and even farmers.

If you want to more about it:

http://aboutorganiccotton.org/sdgs/
http://aboutorganiccotton.org