Organic cotton is better for the environment, the people involved and the climate, here are 3 reasons why:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to start working with them.