The most widely used raw material in the world is cotton. which is used for manufacturing purposes such as cloth, home textiles, lingerie, carpets, and medical products. However, planting and growing cotton requires a large amount of water, chemicals, and pesticides.
What is Organic Cotton?
Organic cotton is generally defined as cotton grown in subtropical countries such as Turkey, China, and the USA from non-GMO plants without the use of any synthetic agrochemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides. Its production also enhances biodiversity and bio-cycle.
Why organic cotton is sustainable?
Organic cotton has a lot of benefits for sustainability. Farmers make life healthy and benefit the ecosystem. it helps to stop the use of pesticides and fertilizers, and organic cotton prevents contamination of groundwater, which provides clean and safe drinking water. It has been found that the effect of water pollution on organic cotton is 98% less compared to conventional cotton production.
Also, It maintains biodiversity by eliminating the use of toxic chemicals and insecticides. also contributes to the fight against global warming. another benefit is that it reduces nitrogen emissions in the atmosphere. Thus, produces 94% less greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, cotton grown organically reduces soil erosion and makes the soil healthy.
There are other benefits of organic cotton production. Organic cotton products are softer and safer for the skin. All these benefits contribute to sustainability.