Considered one of the most eco-friendly fabrics, organic cotton is not just a vision of the future. It is there, are so many collections so clients can enjoy its benefits.
Organic cotton is the type of cotton grown without the use of synthetic chemicals, like pesticides or growth promoters, known as GMOs – Genetically Modified organisms. Thereby it supports biodiversity and biological cycles. So, to make organic cotton one uses methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment.
Besides, in the United States – one of the biggest producers worldwide – there are strict federal regulations that prohibit the use of genetically engineered seeds for organic farming.
In consequence, the production of organic cotton sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and even people (producers and users), by using all-natural processes rather than artificial inputs.
How is the fashion industry and PrimaBerry, especially, involved with organic cotton?
For all these reasons, organic cotton is the main character of many catwalks, not only because of its variety of uses but also because brands want to bet on more durable, sustainable, use eco-friendly fabrics and create ecological collections.
So, the fashion industry is developing products that either use 100 per cent organically grown cotton or, at least, mix it with conventional cotton in their products.
Organic cotton products at PrimaBerry
At PrimaBerry we’re up for all or nothing: so, we decided we should give it all to our customers. That said, we have items made of organic cotton. We believe that fair trade and sustainable development are possible in nowadays businesses.
So, it is possible to create clothes that respect your skin with soft materials; that respect the men and women who make it with dignified working conditions; that respect the world we live in by limiting their impact on the environment.
Therefore, organic cotton is another eco-friendly fabric available in our portfolio. We have t-shirts for adults, available from sizes XS to XL, with different designs to fit everyone’s appreciation. But since good things are made for sharing, there are also t-shirts for kids, with iconic and representative symbols of Portugal and England’s culture.
4 Benefits of using organic cotton
Get to know better how organic cotton is so good for you, your health, and the environment.
1. Less environmental impact
Since no toxic chemicals are used in the growing of organic cotton, this material doesn’t damage the soil. But it also takes 88% less water and 62% less energy to produce. On the other hand, conventional cotton uses about 16% of the world’s insecticides and 7% of pesticides.
2. Promotes good working conditions
Since it doesn’t contain synthetic chemicals, producing organic cotton allows farmers and the entire working chain to keep working safely. This happens not only in the field but also through their food and water supply, which has got contact with organic cotton production.
3. A good example for the future
Experts predict that by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages. So, even today is too late to reverse this bad situation.
But organic cotton is 80% rain-fed, which reduces pressure on local water sources. Did you know that it takes 2,700 litres of water to make a conventional cotton t-shirt? A big problem that we can prevent by using other materials.
Also, the absence of chemicals means that water is cleaner and safer and that it can still be used for other resources.
4. Fair price for sustainability
When you buy organic cotton, you are not just buying a simple piece of clothing. You are investing in a system that helps preserve the environment in so many ways: water conservation, cleaner air, better soil and farmer livelihoods.
So, considering this, the price for organic cotton is higher for good reasons. Imagine as if you were sponsoring the planet when choosing an eco-friendly fabric.
Caring for the world, the environment and the people should be not a choice but a duty of every single person. By choosing organic cotton over the conventional type you have the power to influence brands, manufacturers and even farmers. So, at PrimaBerry we are trying to change this number. Will you help us?
Why is common cotton so prejudiced?
In addition to being one of the most widely grown crops in the world, growing conventional cotton is also one of the most chemical-intensive. These chemicals have a tremendous impact on the earth’s air, water, soil, and the health of people in cotton-growing areas.
They are among the most toxic chemicals as classified by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The problem is even worse in developing countries with uninformed consumers, and a lack of stable institutions and property rights. In addition to destroying the land, thousands of farmers die from exposure to these chemicals every year.
Here you can see our organic cotton tee-shirts collection: https://primaberry.com/product-category/materials/organic-cotton/