‘Organic’ is one of those words which brings everyone that warm fuzzy feeling; that feeling like you’re having something that’s just that little bit better than everyone else. And that feeling isn’t too far from the truth. You’re pretty hard stretched to find something ‘organic’ that’s the bad alternative.

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Organic Cotton removes all the artificial chemicals, pesticides and other terrible nasties from your goods which modern society seems to be loving nowadays for some strange reason. The removal of these nasties means not just the removal of them from our atmosphere and waterways, but taking away all the carcinogenic risks that many of the chemicals have - better for you, better for the planet. 

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There’s been a small hiccup in recent times with humans relying on these chemicals to grow the cotton that many of you will likely be wearing right now. It’s become so commonplace that it’s almost impossible to avoid in our day to day activities. But this doesn’t mean we should reside in our fates and not do anything about it. New farming techniques, public pressure, and all round common sense is slowly seeing organic cotton creep up on conventional cotton to take back it’s throne be societies new best friend.

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So let’s hope, with the help of you and everyone else who cares about our planet, that organic cotton continues to climb its way back to the top and we can be done with conventional cotton for good.


A few reasons why organic cottons the king of cottons 


+ Better for you and your skin (no toxic chemicals in the garments)


+ No use of pesticides / herbicides / fungicides - therefore helping to improve the quality of the land, prevent water contamination, conserve biodiversity and protect our health


+ Water to feed the plants is most likely to be sourced from rainfall, as opposed to surface or groundwater irrigation.


+ Organic growers use a combination of traditional and modern scientific practices to grow crops in a way that develops healthy, fertile soil; conserves biodiversity and protects natural resources


+ Better for the health of organic farmers


+ Farmers generally receive a fairer wage