Besides helping the environment, there are other benefits from organic cotton products. Working environments are better for those on farms and small-scale farmers save money by not having to buy large amount of pesticides. Lower the amount of pesticides in an environment is beneficial for everyone. Consumers benefit too. Some suggest that organic cotton products are softer and easier on your skin. Recent awareness of these benefits has increased demand of organic cotton and thus, lowered its cost.
There are a number of initiatives currently in place to support the transition of conventional cotton production towards a more sustainable form of agriculture. Reduction in the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, decreasing the use of water and moving towards the use of locally available inputs such as green and animal manure enable conventional cotton farmers to improve their impact on the environment and farming communities.
Although farmers are increasingly adapting organic methods of farming to offset the negative effects of conventional cotton farming, consumers need to follow suit, by supporting these businesses. Consumers have the power to influence this change by purchasing organic products or purchasing products from companies that are more environmentally responsible. If our choices literally kill our farmers, poison our water supplies, and potentially cause disease, we are have an obligation to consider a healthier alternative.
Although, there are no USDA (US Dept of Agriculture) approved studies demonstrating that organic cotton has any health benefits over conventional cotton, organic cotton has been widely embraced by holistic practitioners, as well as being supported by those suffering or recovering from illness.
Although empirical data may not be readily available currently, it has been shown that organic cotton can be worn by people with chemical sensitivities. These same people were unable to wear conventional cotton because they have allergic reactions to the dyes and chemical traces it contains. Finally, another important quality of 100% cotton, is that cotton absorbs moisture and stays dry. In other words, it breathes (as opposed to nylon or other synthetic fibers which can cause perspiration). This quality makes cotton products more comfortable than synthetics.
Choosing to go organic is all around the healthiest and most beneficial option. The cotton produced using organic farming methods is not only better for you, it is healthier for the planet.
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