Organic cotton is produced without the use of toxic chemicals or GMOs helping to maintain healthy soils, ecosystems for wildlife and safe working environment for farmers furthermore organic cotton uses less then 25% of the water required of standard cotton helping drastically reduce the impact and strain on drinking supply. With just 1% of Cotton produced each year is organic cotton the question is why are companies not sourcing it?
Organic cotton receives most of its water from rainfall greatly reducing the water and energy consumption to produce. by 2025 over 60% of the global population is predicted to face water shortages and limited access to clean drinking water organic cotton can greatly help decrease strain on local communities and our footprints on the planet.
Why are brands not sourcing organic cotton?
Organic cotton often has a higher price tag associated with it in comparison to standard cotton, with less then 1% of cotton produced each year Organic cotton the supply and production is still far from where it needs to be to price competently. Demand is increasing as consumers are keen to keep their environmental impact down and more conscious of what they wear.
Organic cotton is often produces more impurities due to it being grown from seed without insecticides or fungicides (70% Of US cotton is GMO) Organic cotton is known to produce up to 20% less yield per crop when compared to standard. In times when land is often limited this can be a big factor on a organisation / farmer choosing on which cotton to use.
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