OUR WORLD – MATERIALS – ORGANIC COTTON
Cotton is a natural fiber and the most widespread profitable non-food crop in the world. Approximately half of all textiles are made of cotton. Currently cotton production methods are environmentally unsustainable – ultimately undermining the industry’s ability to maintain future production.
Bringing cotton production in line with even minimally acceptable environmental standards is a challenging task. eco.logic is working hard to choose cotton garments with smaller environmental footprints, and work with collaborators that adhere to global standards such as GOTS certification.
By using organic cotton with GOTS standards, we get a full record of the use of chemicals, energy, water consumption and wastewater treatment in the whole process. We also ensure that our garments fulfil requirements that prohibit critical.
- Its growing usually does not include harmful chemicals, less toxic runoff and air pollution
- Less synthetic chemicals are used in production, hence, better soil health
- Less impact on wildlife, ecosystem and the health of individuals that are working in the cotton industry (often better working conditions)
- A softer fabric is often a great benefit of the fiber
- Water consumption for organic cotton is 182 liters/kg lint, which is significantly less than conventional cotton at 2,120 liters/kg lint