What is organic cotton?
Cotton is one of the most widely grown crops on the global stage and it is also chemical intensive which have a very negative impact on our world. Not only does it impact the soil, air and water it also has an impact on the people in the growing areas.
Now to the question what is organic cotton?
It is cotton grown using methods and materials that have the least amount of environmental impact as possible. The organic production system in place will replenish and nourish the soil, avoid the use of toxic chemicals in the form of fertilizers and pesticides.
There are 3rd party certification organizations that will verify the cotton producers are using the materials and methods necessary to get the organic seal of approval. There are federal regulations in place that will not allow genetically engineered seeds for organic farming. All cotton in the USA that is sold as organic must adhere to strict regulations regarding how the organic cotton is grown.
Okay big deal what does that mean to me?
It means that the cotton next to you or your children’s skin is free of toxic chemicals and you can rest easy knowing that the cotton used was grown in an environmentally responsible matter.