Lightweight and free-flowing. Free of pesticides and chemicals, preventing harm for both producers and consumers.
Organic cotton fields use a crop rotation system that consumes less water, emits less polluting gases, and contributes less to soil acidification and eutrophication, making them much less environmentally damaging and reducing their influence on global warming.
But hold up—if no pesticides are used, how do you avoid pests? Using resources from nature itself. To protect crops against undesirable insects, there are two options: inserting predatory species that are beneficial for the plants, or planting other types of crops that are more attractive for pests. Weeds are pulled manually.
Waste is avoided by reusing water, using beeswax as a substitute for paraffin, and staying clear of chemical products during the production process. These methods all reduce the emission of pollutants and prevent health problems.In addition to its health benefits, organic cotton also has a market advantage as a fair trade product for those involved. This form of commercialization fosters a better relationship between consumer and producer within the scope of sustainable development, establishing direct contact with respect for production standards as well as tax, labor, and importation laws.
The organic cotton fibers used by Greenco are Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified and produced in India, the largest producer of organic cotton in the world today.