What is Organic Cotton?
Organic cotton is cotton which is grown without using any harmful chemicals or pesticides ,and is in 100% compliance with organic agricultural standards. These crops are grown without the use of Pesticides, Fungicides, Herbicides, Swage Sludge, Irradiation or Genetic Engineering.
Instead of these toxic chemicals, farmers growing organic cotton use beneficial insects, crop rotation, Compost, cover crops and weed, by hand or machine. This builds soil quality, enhances biodiversity and protects the air and water on which we depend.
Organic cotton is both soft and durable and is best suited for our health and skin. In a country like India, many people walk around in forty-degrees-centigrade weather, wearing highly chemical formulated clothing causing severe damage to their health and wellbeing.
People with chemical sensitivity especially benefit from organic cotton as conventional cotton retains harmful toxic residues and is often treated with toxic finishes like heavy metals, formaldehyde, azo dyes, benzidine, chlorine, silicone waxes, petroleum scours, flame, etc. These toxic finishes are ranked by the World Health Organization among the most dangerous to human health.