Organic Cotton Threads

Why does it matter if cotton is organic, I don’t eat it? -True enough, but the reason to go organic in all things farmed has more to do with a return to common sense agriculture and healing our relationship with the Earth. The soil nourishes us so we need to nourish the soil in our farming practices. Cultivating balanced bio-diversity in the ecosystem of a crop helps all life inside and outside of the open-system. If these ideas were practiced widespread then maybe there would be less need for an Organic Certification. But given the large-scale nature of many of our industries, an unbiased third-party organic and fair-trade certification can help educate a consumer about the environmental and social impact the product may have on the world and society.

-Organic Cotton Threads-
•It takes roughly one-third of a pound of chemicals (pesticides and fertilizers) to grow enough cotton for just one T-shirt.
•Cotton uses approximately 25% of the world’s insecticides and more than 10% of the pesticides.
•Organic growth systems nourish the soil, and help to build and maintain biologically diverse ecosystems.
•Conventionally grown cotton is weakened by the chemicals used throughout its production. The chemicals break down the fibers and create a weaker garment. For a stronger fabric that is soft on the skin (especially good for babies, kids, and those with sensitive skin) and the Earth, buy organic.

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