WHY CHOOSE ORGANIC
With growing ecological and economic concern for natural resources, an awareness of balance is emerging in our everyday social lives.
Depleted resources are subject to the way we consume and produce goods, and inflated demand has urged measures to ‘optimise’ production for increased availability at reduced prices.
Many of the high-yield production technologies now used as standard, were developed out of scarcity at the loss of elementary methods and procedures.
Supposedly ‘optimised’ production, in addition to creating unsustainable financial structures; can erode and pollute soils with time-saving, brute-force processes. This is an approach which highlights a disregard for health and a lust for greed. To support and maintain this structure is an increasingly indefensible social stance.
Beside the global environmental implications of profit oriented commerce, personal wellbeing from allegedly ‘cheap’ products is a growing concern.
Costs to the physical health of workers and consumers is not yet fully understood, but chemical absorption through skin contact suggests that naturally soft organic Cotton is a safer, more comfortable option available at increasingly competitive prices.
Organic cotton is generally undrestood as cotton, from non genetically modified plants, that is to be grown without the use of any synthetic agrricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides. It is grown and processed without toxic chemicals that can be absroed easily when in contact with the user's skin. Pesticides, fertilizers and the chemicals usedto grow and process conventional cotton fabric may go directly to the users blood stream , which consquently affect's the body's organs and tissues.
Organic cotton shows great benefits at various level of the value chain. Farmers, traders, retailers and consumers all benefit from the econmic, social and ecological. Also the products are exemted from harm dyes, resins and formaldehyde thus.
Organic Cotton can rightly be called the most skin-friendly, most soothing, and most harmless natural fiber. While conventional cotton can sometimes be irritating to newborn skins, Organic Cotton is never like that. It is the ideal material for protecting and cleaning newborn babies, particularly for making clothes, bandages, covering and cleaning wounds, baby crib beddings, baby clothes, towels, and thousands of such things. It can also be safely used in surgeries where contamination from any source can be fatal. Organic Cotton Seed Oil, a byproduct of Organic Cotton, has wide uses in snacks and in feed for livestock.
Organic cotton has the powerful advantage of following internationally recogined organic fariming that are enshrined in law.
NOP - National organic progarmme
JAS - Japanese agricultural standard
GOTS - Global organic textile standard
Here are a few reasons to amend conventional cotton production:
1. An estimated 25 million people worldwide are poisoned by pesticides each year
2. A quarter of the world’s pesticides are used in conventional cotton crops despite these crops occupying just 3% of the world’s farmland
3. Around 500 grams of toxic chemicals are used to produce enough conventional cotton for a T-shirt and a pair of jeans