Cotton is one of the most widespread crops in the world, but also one whose growth is aided with the largest number of various chemicals. These substances have a significant impact on the quality of our air, water, and soil, as well as on our health. Therefore, nature-friendliness has become increasingly important in growing cotton.
Organic cotton is grown with methods that have a much smaller impact on the environment. These methods help to preserve soil fertility and lessen the use of various fertilisers and plant protection products.
The purity of cotton fibres is assessed based on how the cotton is harvested. The harvesting can take place both manually and with machines. Organic cotton is fully manually harvested, so each fibre is pure and undamaged. As the cotton fibres are longer, organic cotton fabrics are softer.
Many different chemicals are used for processing regular cotton, the residues of which remain in the fibre also after it is finished and may cause severe allergies. Safer alternatives are used to process organic cotton – natural or water-based dyes, peroxide for bleaching, etc.
Organic cotton is softer, hypoallergenic, and more durable. The most important factor, however, is that the methods used in its processing protect the nature, decrease water usage, and ensure a safer working environment for farmers.