Conventional cotton is a natural fiber that is present in much of the textile we consume, however, its cultivation is the most pesticide and insecticide consumed in the world, specifically 10% and 25% of the total respectively. Consumers, increasingly aware of the environment that surrounds them, find an alternative to this fabric in organic, ethical and environmentally responsible cotton.
As we know, organic cotton comes from organic farming and so that it can be considered as such, it must be certified by independent bodies in accordance with the applicable regulations. An example would be the 'Made in Green' seal or the GOTS -Global Organic Textile Standard-, which guarantee that fabrics are socially responsible, among other aspects.
Thus, organic farming avoids using chemical fertilizers, synthetic pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified seeds for cultivation, replacing artificial fertilizers with natural practices, such as animal fertilizers, among others. In addition, the collection of organic cotton is manual, since when doing it with a machine the plantation is sprayed with chemical products to accelerate its collection.
On the other hand, it is also important that when transforming fiber into yarn, no harmful chemicals are used for both our health and the environment.
For a product to be considered organic, it must contain at least 70% certified organic fibers as such and also meet strict production, environmental, social and technical requirements, ensuring compliance along the entire production chain , manufacture and marketing of the product.
However, we can say that by consuming organic cotton you avoid exposing your skin to harmful substances and thus reduce the possible appearance of allergic reactions. This type of fabric is softer, lighter and more pleasant, allowing the skin to transpire. In addition, you contribute to minimize the impact on the environment and improve the quality of life of cotton workers.
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