From day one, we wanted to work only with 100% organic cotton because for us, using conventional cotton can never be ethically justified. Organic cotton comes from seeds that have not been genetically modified (non-GMO) and is grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilisers. Organic cotton farming uses natural methods, such as crop rotation, which benefit not only the soil, fauna and the environment, but create biodiversity and promote good health and quality of life for farmers and their communities.
Did you know?
- A cotton plant needs roughly 180-200 days from planting to be ready for harvest.
- Cotton is one of the world’s oldest known fibres.
- Seeds represent 66% of the weight of cotton balls.
- Besides that organic cotton represents only 0.7% of he 25 million tonnes of cotton produced anually.
We were shocked, sad and mad to read about the fact that 200,000 people die from toxic exposure to pesticides per year across the world, according
to the UN. And that 300,000 farmers have committed suicide since 1995, in response to the high cost of GMO seeds, pesticides and chemical fertilisers.
We don't want to contribute to those numbers. That's why it's important for us to work with organic cotton. Organic cotton avoids any kind of pesticide poisoning which can lead to multiple health problems and even death.
While the yield of organic cotton may be lower than conventional cotton, farmer revenues do not decrease, as their overall expenses are reduced. Crop rotation and intercropping also benefit farmers as it allows them to further supplement their food and income.