Cotton is the most pesticide-dependant crop in the world. These poisonous toxins wreak havoc on the soil and contaminate water supplies.
According to the Organic Trade Association cotton is the dirtiest crop in the world. [source: OTA] It’s clear that organic cotton is better for the earth and our shared water resources.
The EPA has released a study that reveals that 7 of the top 15 pesticides used in cotton production in the United States have “possible”, “likely,” “probable,” or “known” carcinogens. [source: EPA]These cancer-causing toxins include acephate, dichloropropene, diuron, fluometuron, pendimethalin, tribufos, and trifluralin.
When it comes to taking care of the planet organic cotton is the ONLY choice.
Softer and Safer
Organic cotton fibers produce better quality yarns than conventional ones, which result in more durable and longer-lasting clothing. Making it sustainable. Sustainable means eco-friendly practices in the industry, clothes that respect the planet by causing little to no damage and therefore sustaining the environment. A huge bonus is that Organic cotton is softer and safer than those treated with chemicals.
Unfair to Farmers
The non-organic cotton industry has traditionally treated workers unfairly while exposing them to chemicals that cause illness and death. 300 million farmers in 80 countries rely on the cotton industry for their livelihoods. [source: The Guardian]
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