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Organic Vs Non-Organic Cotton - 3 reasons to go Organic [Case Study]

Organic Cotton vs Regular Cotton - a case study

4 May 2018

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3 Reasons to consider using Organic Cotton instead of Regular Cotton:

1. No pesticides

Not only are pesticides bad for soil and the environment, but they are extremely harmful to the health of those working with them. They can be deadly and cause a multitude of chronic illnesses.

2. Better for the environment

Organic cotton replenishes and maintains soil fertility rather than depleting it. Crop rotation is required with organic farming which helps lock in C02 and building stronger soil. Organic farming techniques use less water because crops are predominantly rain fed and the increased organic matter in the soil means it holds water better.

3. Better for the farmers

Fairtrade organic cotton means farmers can command a higher price and be certain of a more stable income. Organic cotton is grown using natural, untreated GMO free seeds which means farmers don’t need to rely on expensive chemicals and risk spiralling into dept.

Organic cotton has a more positive impact on the environment than its non-organic versions. GOTS is the leading organic cotton certification and ensures the organic status of the cotton from seed right through to cutting, sewing and packing. Supplycompass works with GOTS certified manufacturing partners, get in touch if you want to start working with them.




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