As you know, in Captain Denim we work with certified organic and recycled cotton fabrics to make some of our models more ecofriendly, but do you know what the main differences between them are?
First, certified organic cotton fiber has been grown without pesticides or fertilizers through a process that preserves biodiversity and respects the environment. Since it is a cultivation process that does not use chemicals, such as herbicides or insecticides, the certified tissue is not allergic and guarantees that it does not contain substances harmful to health.
In addition, it highlights the controlled traceability that takes place throughout the entire supply chain of certified organic cotton.
At Captain Denim, we work with BCI -Better Cotton Initiative-certified cotton fabrics, a seal that guarantees responsible conditions with the environment and the rights of workers in the cultivation and harvest of cotton. BCI is a non-profit organization that controls the traceability of cotton throughout the supply chain: from the farmer to the retailer.
On the other hand, recycled cotton is the result of the conversion of cotton fabric into fibers that can be reused to make new textile products. We can talk about 2 types of sources of recycled cotton: pre-consumption, which are remains of waste material in the cutting and making process; and post-consumer, which includes clothing items already used.
In this way, one of the main differences between organic cotton and recycled cotton, if not the largest, is the origin. Despite this, both processes imply a lower environmental impact than conventional methods: organic cotton, avoiding the use of chemical products for its cultivation, and recycled cotton, reducing the amount of water and energy needed to grow and generate virgin cotton.
Did you know the main differences between organic cotton and recycled cotton? Have we left any in the inkwell? Go ahead, tell us!
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