Organic Cotton Shirt
Pesticide free without genetic modification
Grown on land that has been free of chemicals and pesticides for at least three years, from plants that have not been genetically modified, organic cotton has a low impact on the environment and results in fabrics that are better for the wearer and better for the earth.
The high environmental cost of conventional cotton farming
In the production of conventional cotton, high levels of agrochemicals and fertilisers are used to the detriment of the environment. In fact, cotton production uses more chemicals per acre than any other crop and accounts for up to 16% of the world's pesticides. The toxic chemicals used in processing of cotton also pollute the air and surface waters. Plus, residual chemicals in the resulting fabrics can irritate consumers’ skin.
Used for a variety of food and fibre products, cotton is one of the most widely traded commodities on earth. While the largest production of cotton is in Turkey and the United States, it is grown in 12 countries worldwide. The simple act of growing and harvesting the one pound of cotton fibre needed to make a single T-shirt takes an enormous toll on the earth’s air, water, and soil, and can significantly impact the health of the people in the regions near the fields where the cotton is grown.
Organic cotton farming replenishes the earth
Organic cotton farming systems replenish and maintain soil fertility,
reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilisers, and build biologically diverse agriculture. Organic agriculture relies on crop rotation instead of agrochemicals and artificial fertilisers, and biological pest control instead of pesticides.
Help your skin and the environment at the same time
Organic cotton fabric has a softer feel and is less irritating to those with skin sensitivities than conventional cotton fabrics. Organic cotton not only feels good on your skin, it feels great on your conscience.