Organic Cotton. The sustainable choice
Cotton is one of the most used fabrics in the manufacturing of textiles, from tea towels in our kitchen, to the T-shirts we wear daily. Due to the huge production of cotton in the world, it is not surprising that traditional methods of growing this fibre entail risks for the environment. These techniques involve the use of hazardous pesticides and fertilisers, over consumption of water and carbon emissions.
These are some of the reasons why we choose organic cotton as our main fibre at Dedais. Here is a more detailed list with its benefits:
1. No pesticides or fertilisers used
In organic cotton farms, only natural techniques, such as crop rotation, are used. This way, no chemicals end up damaging the water or ecosystems, and the health of workers remains safe.
2. It is eco-friendly
By using natural methods, carbon emissions are lower than traditional techniques (up to 46% less). Growing organic cotton also means less energy consumption, which contributes to prevent climate change.
3. Production is cheap
The use of natural resources means no extra cost is added to the bill of the farmers. No added cost for pesticides or fertilisers, and zero cost for genetically modified seeds.
4. Farmers' health remains safe
The fact that no harmful substances are used in the production of organic cotton means that farmers' health is not exposed to dangerous risks.
5. It is good for sensitive skin
Last but not least, organic cotton prevents allergies and it is gentle on sensitive skin. Not to mention the benefits this type of cotton has on babies and kids.
If you ever thought or are thinking about swapping to organic cotton, now is the moment! Not only is your skin benefiting from its properties, but you are also contributing to make a positive impact in the environment.
Wear organic cotton!
Need some inspiration? You can see some of Dedais organic T-shirts here
Also available for kids here