Any sustainable product meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations. Thus, the production of sustainable cotton is gradually replacing regular cotton. The answer is simple: it requires less water than usual and fewer chemical inputs to be grown, among other benefits. Stay tuned and know more...
Organic cotton is grown without chemical pesticides or harmful fertilizers, which is why is it often seen as more environmentally friendly than regular cotton!
Due to this leverage, organic cotton products are safer for the skin. On the other hand, regular cotton is grown on the same soil over and over again, degrading the soil quality, removing nutrients, and leading to unhealthy crops
Green strategies make sustainable cotton production even purer!
However, this does not mean that organic cotton is free from all pesticides or insecticides. It may use only the allowed ones, which are not harmful do human health nor nature.
Based on a study conducted by botanic scientists, the world's 5 largest sustainable cotton producers - India, China, Turkey, Tanzania, and the U.S. - could reduce a considerable amount of CO2 emission.
Another bad call on regular cotton is the chemicals are needed in the weaving process, as well as of fibers washing and dyeing.
Despite the requirements of fair trade that demands employee participation in profits, the inspection isn't that efficient.
Sustainable cotton benefits:
No pesticide use: pests are eliminated due to predatory species. There are also the employment of some plants that are more attractive to these insects
Harvest: weeds, if found, are taken manually
Fair relationship between workers: thanks to the fair trade movement, workers participate in profits
Moisture absorbent: due to its natural properties, sustainable cotton absorbs natural dye color
Toxic-free: it is an anti-allergic plant and does not harm sensitive skins like babies'
Water-saving: water used in the industry, during production, is reused and treated, reducing water waste
According to TextileExchance, sustainable cotton production has increased, because consumers demand a better quality of the fabric.