Organic cotton grows without any harmful pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilisers using biologically based and sustainable growing methods such as crop rotation than with highly synthetic and destructive fertilisers. Organic cotton is grown using biologically based growing methods and not toxic artificial fertilisers, soil additives or defoliant. It is also free of formaldehyde finishes. Organic Cotton wears well and is extremely breathable, unlike synthetics that pill, emit static electricity, prematurely age, and trap perspiration. Cotton commonly portrayed as natural, yet conventional cotton cultivated in a highly toxic process, which contaminates groundwater and ultimately drinking water and poisons the food chain.
Conventional cotton vs organic cotton
While it takes approximately one pound of chemicals to grow three pounds of conventional cotton, organic cotton is chemical-free. Denim made of cotton, which causes great damage to our environment both in terms of water consumption (depending on the green, blue or greywater footprint from 7000 to 29.000 litres) for each kilogram of the ready garment) and use of poisonous substances and insecticides.
Conventional cotton vs hemp fibre
Compared with Hemp fibre water footprint 3900 litres per kilogram vs Conventional cotton fibre 10.000 litres per kilogram (source waterfootprint.org). Cotton fields stand for 22 per cent of all insecticides worldwide.
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