COTTON

COTTON

According to the WWF, it takes more than 20,000 liters of water to extract one kilogram of cotton. That’s approximately one t-shirt or pair of jeans. The cultivation of conventional cotton consumes about 16 percent of insecticides and 7 percent of all pesticides applied worldwide. Organic cotton in comparison requires no poisonous chemicals whatsoever. Organic growing does not damage soils, expels much less detrimental emissions, and requires 88 percent less water and 62 percent less energy. All our organic cotton fabrics are GOTS certificated and derive from controlled cultivation in Turkey and Uganda. We oppose pesticides, chemical fertilizers, waste of water and genetically modified seeds. Controlled organic growing applies sustainable methods during cultivation and harvesting and, by tradition, only animal manure and/or plant-based fertilizers as well as organic pest control. Water consumption is significantly lower in comparison to conventionally grown cotton. Crop rotation also is a trademark of organic growing. It means that between two cotton sowings other plants get cultivated. This method not only protects from vermins but also serves as a local food source. Our supplier in Uganda is funding several aid projects for small farmers.

According to the WWF, it takes more than 20,000 liters of water to
produce one kilogram of cotton. That is roughly a T-shirt or a pair of
jeans.

The cultivation of conventional cotton uses around 16% of the
insecticides used worldwide and 7% of the pesticides. In the cultivation
of organic cotton, however, no toxic chemicals are used. Organic
farming, therefore, does not damage the soil, emits fewer harmful
emissions, and requires an average of 88% less water and 62% less energy.