Organic Cotton Fabric
Conventionally grown cotton is the fourth most heavily sprayed crop in the world, according to the Organic Trade Association.
No, we don’t make the cotton fabric, but we use it, which supports how it’s made. This is why we’re dedicated to using only organic cotton fabric.
Why Choose Organic Cotton?
Did you know that most conventional cotton seeds are actually GMO? It’s amazing that the seeds get treated with pesticides or fungicides, before they ever hit the dirt.
Then Pour - Or Spray - It On
Once in the ground, the real “treatment” begins. Synthetic fertilizers, and multiple applications of herbicides: first by treating the soil to inhibit weed germination, then multiple times after to attempt to kill the weeds that DO grow. Plus the following:
- pesticides for pests, like rodents…
- insecticides for the insects, but they harm beneficial insects too
Where Does It All Go?
Into the nutrient rich soil. The minerals and rich soil content that grow the cotton, which we will one day wear or sleep on, get the brunt of the chemicals... and by way of the soil, we get them (even ingest them) too.
When we spray from an airplane, drip poisons into the soil, and even chemically harvest the cotton from the plant, WHO are we spraying, dripping and chemically imbuing? Ourselves. Us.
This is why we choose organic cotton to make our products. For our people and our world. We choose organic for us.
Check The Facts
- FACT: Known as the “dirtiest” crop, cotton uses about 16% of the world’s insecticides, more than any other single major crop. -Organic Trade Association
- FACT: Each set of Queen size conventional cotton sheets takes just about 1.25 lbs of pesticide, herbicide and insecticide to create. -National Geographic Green Guide: The Complete Reference for Consuming Wisely, by Editors of The Green Guide Magazine
- FACT: Nearly $2.6 billion worth of pesticides are sprayed on cotton fields each year. -Pesticide Action Network
- FACT: In 2011, approximately 69% of the worldwide total area was planted with genetically modified (GMO) cotton. That’s 25 million hectares...planted just a few years ago. -Wikipedia