Natural water sources are polluted with toxic chemicals and waste, putting local communities at risk. Due to unsustainable methods, conventional cotton farmers are constantly exposed to dangerous chemicals and toxins on a daily basis. 1
Conventional cotton production uses up to 16% of the world’s insecticides, and 7% of herbicides. These chemicals are then washed out of soils, polluting rivers and damaging the environment.
Cotton farming also requires large amounts of water for irrigation causing soil salinisation, drying up of lakes and other large bodies of water.2 3
Organic cotton is grown with minimal use of harsh chemicals, ensuring safe and healthy working conditions for farmers and their families.
Very minimal harsh chemicals are used, which reduces water contamination and pollution, keeping waters safe for people and wildlife. 4
Organic cotton clothing is safer to wear for even sensitive skins. Its light and comfortable material lets you feel good naturally. 4
Farmers work without exposure to harsh chemicals. Workers are then able to invest in families’ futures and education by living healthier lives. 4