Organic Cotton

Mar 2023 | Sustainable living

When deciding what product to use for our own Earth Lover range of clothing, after great deliberation and research we chose organic cotton.

Organic cotton is a sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional cotton. It is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This makes it a healthier option for farmers, workers, and the environment.

Better for growers

Organic cotton is grown using traditional farming methods that rely on natural processes, such as crop rotation, to control pests and weeds. This eliminates the need for synthetic pesticides and herbicides, which can be harmful to farmers and workers who are exposed to them. Organic cotton is also grown in a way that is better for the soil, preserving its fertility for future generations of farmers.

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Better for the Environment

Organic cotton is grown using methods that are better for the environment. Synthetic pesticides and herbicides used in traditional cotton farming can leach into the soil and water, causing harm to wildlife and the surrounding ecosystem. Organic cotton, on the other hand, is grown using natural methods that help to preserve the biodiversity of the area. Additionally, organic cotton is often grown using less water, which is important in arid and semi-arid regions where water is scarce.

Better Regulations

Organic cotton is subject to strict standards and regulations. In order to be certified as organic, cotton farmers must meet certain criteria, such as using natural pest and weed control methods, and avoiding the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and GMOs. This ensures that organic cotton is truly grown in an environmentally-friendly and sustainable manner.

 

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Supporting Sustainable Communities

Organic cotton farming often supports small and local farmers, who are more likely to use sustainable practices. These farmers are more likely to be part of the local community and are more likely to be invested in preserving the land for future generations. Additionally, organic cotton farming often provides better working conditions and wages for workers.

In conclusion

Organic cotton is a sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional cotton. It is healthier for farmers and workers, better for the environment, and of higher quality. By choosing organic cotton products, consumers can support sustainable communities and make a positive impact on the environment.

Organic cotton is not a perfect solution, as it is still a crop that requires water and land, but it’s a step in the right direction to create a more sustainable future.

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” fashion doesn’t need to cost the Earth”

Sarah & Heidi xxx

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