Why So Organic?
Organic cotton is grown without chemical fertilizers, insecticides or pesticides by using ecological, economical and socially sustainable methods. It denies the use of agrochemicals and genetically modified organisms. The production of organic cotton promotes biodiversity and biological cycles. Organic cotton is produced in organic agricultural system that produces food and fiber according to clearly established standards. Since the use of the insecticides is prohibited; organic agriculture uses only natural enemies to suppress harmful insects. As s result, the production of organic cotton is more environmentally concerned than the production of conventional cotton.
Conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other crop in the world. According to the World Health Organization WHO, 20,000 deaths occur each year from pesticide poisoning in developing countries and many of these come from conventional cotton farming.
Organic cotton farming seeks to build biologically diverse agricultural system, maintain soil fertility, and promote a healthy environment for the future generation.