Why Organic Cotton Is Better
How Organic Cotton Is Grown.
To first understand why organic cotton is more superior than regular cotton we must understand how it is grown, treated, picked and manufactured.
Organic cotton is grown using the plants natural seeds and farmed without harsh chemicals, which means it’s safer and more eco-friendly. Pests and bugs are controlled naturally by other birds and other insects that don’t cause any damage to the crop or the environment. More detail on cotton farming can be read here, written by About Organic Cotton.
The Cons Of Using Regular Cotton.
Regular cotton on the other hand; is grown using genetically modified seeds (GMO) intended to build resistance to bugs and pests. Unfortunately over time the bugs become immune to the chemical seed modification, so farmers are forced to treat the crop with nasty chemicals, pesticides and metals. These chemicals are then absorbed by the cotton, soil and the surrounding environment.
Unlike regular cotton that is picked by machines, organic cotton is hand-picked ensuring that quality is carried out from sprout to harvest. Although machines may be a quicker and more efficient way to harvest the crop. Unfortunately, machines aren’t able to maintain the purity of the fibers leading to loss, damage and wastage.
Organic cotton products are softer than regular cotton because of the longer fibers which are preserved when handpicked. Handpicked organic cotton ensures fibers aren’t weakened or broken, resulting in softer and more durable products.
Regular cotton contains multiple different chemicals.
The processing of regular cotton uses heavy metals, chlorine, and chemicals dyes. The residue of these chemicals is often trapped within the fibers of the cotton even after washing, potentially causing skin irritation and allergies like eczema. Organic cotton is processed using water-sed dyes, peroxide for whitening and other natural products to ensure the final product is safe, soft, hypoallergenic and durable.
Why we choose organic cotton for all of our products.
In summary, the biggest benefit of choosing organic cotton over regular cotton is that you’re protecting the ecosystem, reducing wastage of water, and ensuring a safer working environment for the farmers and manufacturers. Organic cotton is more sustainable, eco-friendly, safer on skin and will last longer than regular cotton. Make the switch today and FEEL the difference it makes! Check out our range of Earthing products here.