Organically Grown

Why Organic Cotton

Feel the softess of our 100% organic cotton!
Read on to find out why now is the time to go organic.

Organic cotton is grown and harvested using methods that have a low impact on the environment. Organic farmers build, replenish, and maintain healthy soil, which is the foundation of the food chain. In addition, organic cotton farmers do not use toxic chemicals, synthetic fertilizers, or GMO seeds.

  • Seeds: Organic farmers use only untreated seeds, and no seeds containing GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms)
  • Soil & Water: Using crop rotation to build strong soil, organic farms are able to retain more water without intensive irrigation.
  • Weeds & Pests: Farmers can keep weeds and pests away from their crop in many different ways without resorting to harsh chemicals. They maintain the natural balance between pests and their natural predators using healthy soil, beneficial insects, and trap crops.
  • Harvest: Instead of defoliating using toxic chemicals, organic farmers rely on the natural freeze to defoliate.

Organic cotton is improving the health of farmers by preventing and reducing pesticide poisoning of farmers and their families. Aerial spraying of pesticides can drift through the air onto farm workers, as well as neighboring wildlife and communities.
According to the Organic Trade Association, 99% of cotton farmers are located in the developing world, and so they are the most affected by the problems brought on by traditional farming methods. In India, one of every ten pesticide applications result in three or more reported health symptoms related to pesticide exposure.

Organically Grown has made the commitment to bring you safe, affordable, and stylish products made of 100% certified organic cotton. For your family and your planet, make the switch to organic cotton today.

Inform Yourself

Organic Exchange

Organic Exchange Pesticide Action Network

Pesticide Action Network Soil Association

Soil Association Organic Trade Association

Organic Trade Association Fact #21: Cotton consumes 2.5% of the world’s cultivated land, but conventionally grown cotton farmers uses 16% of the world’s insecticides.