Organic Cotton vs Conventional Cotton

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Cotton is the most widely used natural vegetable fiber in the textile industry today. We all have cotton clothes. On the other hand, it is interesting to know that there can be two types of culture and that their impact differs enormously depending on whether it is organic or conventional.

 

First of all, you should know that the quantity of water used to produce a t-shirt with cotton grown according to conventional cultivation is approximately 2700 liters of water. Can you imagine ? With organic cultivation a saving of at least 50% is possible and in many cases it is even higher.

 

However, after a little investigation (Textile Exchange Report) we discovered that we should take into account an important fact: the need for irrigation can vary enormously from one crop to another depending on its location. And most of the conventional crops are in places that have a high need for irrigation, which also contributes to this figure. If you are interested, you can visit the Water Footprint website to find out your personal water footprint.

 

On the other hand, while conventional cultivation uses a lot of pesticides, organic cultivation does not use toxic products or GMOs. This in addition to crop rotation helps maintain or even increase soil fertility.

 

In addition, its fiber is bleached with hydrogen peroxide and not with chlorine and the dyes are made without carcinogenic substances unlike conventional cultivation which uses heavy metals and substances very toxic to the environment as well as to farmers and consumers.

 

To conclude, thanks to organic farming, the health of farmers, biodiversity and the environment are preserved. Without forgetting that we also by wearing organic cotton clothes avoid allergies, rashes and possible respiratory problems observed in particular in babies and children who are more vulnerable.

 

So you know why we are committed to offering sustainable and ethical products. Because we are all one, because we all win, because the world must change and we want to contribute to it.

 

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