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The Green Choice: Why We Choose Organic Cotton Fabric Over Conventional Cotton Fabric

Today, where sustainability and eco-consciousness have become hugely important, the choices we make in our daily lives matter more than ever. This extends to the clothing we wear and the materials from which they are made. When I decided to make my own range of relaxation eye pillows, I knew that I only wanted to use organic cotton fabrics.

Cotton is one of the most popular fabrics in the world, but not all cotton is created in the same manner. Organic cotton fabric stands out as a more environmentally friendly and socially responsible choice when compared to conventional cotton fabric. In this blog post, we will delve into the reasons why, in our opinion, organic cotton fabric is the greener option for both consumers and the planet.

Healthier for the Planet

Organic cotton is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). These chemicals are not only harmful to the environment but also pose risks to the health of farmers and nearby communities. The cultivation of organic cotton relies on natural farming methods, such as crop rotation and beneficial insect releases, which promote soil health and reduce the environmental impact associated with chemical-based agriculture.

Reduced Water Consumption

One of the most significant environmental benefits of organic cotton farming is its reduced water footprint. Conventional cotton farming is notorious for its high-water usage, often requiring substantial irrigation. In contrast, organic cotton is typically rain-fed, which not only conserves water but also helps maintain the natural balance of local ecosystems.

No Harmful Chemical Residues

Conventional cotton production involves the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides that can leave residues on the cotton fibres. These residues may cause skin irritations and allergic reactions in individuals with sensitivities. Organic cotton fabric, on the other hand, is free from such chemical residues, making it a safer and more comfortable choice.

Better Working Conditions

The cotton industry has a history of exploitative labour practices in some regions. Organic cotton farming often adheres to fair labour standards and promotes better working conditions for farmers and laborers. This not only improves the livelihoods of those involved, but also aligns with ethical and social responsibility principles, which are very important to us.

Sustainable for the Long Term

Organic cotton farming practices prioritise sustainability and long-term ecological health. By maintaining healthy soil and reducing chemical inputs, organic cotton farming is more likely to preserve the land’s fertility for future generations, ensuring a continuous source of this valuable natural fibre.

High-Quality Fabrics

Organic cotton fabric is known for its superior quality. The absence of harsh chemicals in its production preserves the cotton’s natural integrity, resulting in soft, durable, and breathable fabrics. Organic cotton garments tend to last longer, reducing the frequency of replacements and the overall environmental impact.

That’s great, isnt’ it? So why do not more shops in the UK stock a wide range of organic cotton fabrics? We are having such a hard time finding interesting prints and designs for our creations. One of the reasons why our collections are small and exclusive.

Support for Organic Farming

Choosing organic cotton fabric supports the growth of organic farming practices, not just in cotton production but across various agricultural sectors. This encourages the development of more sustainable and environmentally friendly farming methods on a broader scale.

Here you have it. These are the reasons why

We believe that conscious consumer choices can make a significant difference and help support our beautiful planet. Opting for organic cotton fabric is a simple yet impactful step towards a more sustainable and ethical wardrobe and our choice for the majority of our relaxation eye pillows. In addition to organic cotton, there are also other sustainable fabric options, fabrics made from bamboo fibres, tencel and I might talk more about them another time.

By choosing organic cotton over conventional cotton, you not only benefit from a higher quality and safer product, but also contribute to a healthier planet and more equitable supply chains.

Lots of love,

Nad x

#findyourbalance

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