"I try to apply the organic concept to my clothes and bedding as well. There's nothing like swimming in organic cotton sheets."
ORGANIC COTTON - THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REGULAR AND ORGANIC
There is an excellent chance that you own a cotton t-shirt in your closet. It is, after all, the most popular fabric made into apparel around the world. However, did you know that less than 1% of cotton is made organic? Simply put, it’s easier to harvest regular cotton. Not to mention much cheaper than going the organic route.
While one might be more affordable than the other, is the low price and negative impact on the environment worth it? We don’t think so. Regular cotton requires many pesticides to grow, and organic cotton is produced in a way that doesn’t use any pesticides and much less water.
Growing Organic cotton also utilizes a “crop rotation” and relies on rainwater, instead of irrigation, to produce. Organic cotton uses up to 62% less energy and 88% less water to grow compared to regular cotton that uses irrigation. By buying only ONE organic t-shirt, you would be saving 2457 liters of water.
By choosing to wear organic cotton, you know that you’re getting a quality item made with higher safety standards that’s better for the environment.