- Conventional cotton (non-certified organic) is cotton that may be grown with pesticides. First of all, you obviously don’t want your skin exposed to chemicals and secondly, the use of said pesticides is rampant in cotton. Traditionally grown cotton accounts for a quarter or more of the world’s pesticide use. By choosing organic, you’re cutting that number down.
- After conventional cotton is grown, it’s processed with even more chemicals.
- Kids in particular are very affected by the chemicals and pesticides around them because their bodies are smaller and newly developing and they can’t detox pesticides as well as adults.
- Conventional cotton pollutes both groundwater, and factory pollution pollutes the rest of our world (think our clean air).
- Consider the workers who are exposed to the conventional cotton process.
Benefits of organic cotton:
- Healthier for your skin and body. It’s never good to have your body exposed to pesticides and chemicals.
- Healthier for our planet; organic cotton requires less irrigation, keeps chemicals out of our water (great for fish, turtles, and more), builds stronger soil, and promotes healthy farming practices.
- Dyes used for organic fabrics tend to be natural, plant based dyes, vs. odd chemical colors you can’t pronounce.
- Organic cotton farming is void of genetically altered cotton seeds.
- Organic cotton is cleaner and safer for the workers who grow and process cotton.
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