Why Organic Cotton
What is organic cotton?
Organic cotton production sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people by using natural processes rather than artificial inputs. Organic cotton farming does not allow the use of toxic chemicals or GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Instead, it combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit our shared environment and promote a good quality of life for all involved.
Why use organic Cotton?
- Save you and your families from harmful pesticides and chemicals! Of the insecticides used to control pests, the 9 most common are highly toxic, and 5 are probable carcinogens.
- Save the soil, ecosystem and the environment from damaging chemicals and pesticides.
- Save water - organic cotton farming needs less water as it retains water more efficiently due to organic matter in the soil.
- Save the farmer - fair wages for the farmer to support their families – most of the organic farming community works under Fairtrade standards.
Organic demand is growing! People are getting more and more aware of the benefit of Organic products, from personal health to the global environment. Sustainability makes sense in the face of current environmental crises. So the demand for organic products is growing fast. In the UK, sales of organic products have grown by 6%, while non-organic sales increased by just over 2%. The UK public is buying more organic items in non-food categories – sales of organic textiles increased by 25%*. Soil Association’s Licensee’s home textile sales increased by 41% in the same period - a huge increase in people buying organic bedding - you are making the difference!
*Soil Association 2017 report