Why does 'Organic Cotton' matter?

Why does 'Organic Cotton' matter?

The term 'Organic cotton' refers to cotton that is grown using methods that reduce environmental impact. For starters Organic cotton produces around 46% less CO2e (greenhouse gases) compared to conventional cotton, but it goes deeper than that.

The biggest benefit, is that the crops aren’t treated with dangerous pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and Genetically Modified Organisms. These toxins are not only a threat to us at the end of the supply chain, but are responsible for damaging the health and well being of the workers and farmers working tirelessly across the globe, and threatening entire ecosystems of wildlife.

It also uses far less water to grow since organic cotton growers typically utilize rain far more than irrigation. On top of all that, organic cotton growers use beneficial insects to control unwanted pests instead of relying on harmful chemicals, thus encouraging biodiversity.

In summary, to combat climate change, harmful toxins and the destruction of ecosystems, look for organic.

All Trail 54 T-Shirts are Organic certified by the GOTS.