While cotton comes with its fair share of environmental difficulties (namely that it’s an extremely thirsty crop to grow and traditionally requires heavy pesticide use), it still is one of the most accessible natural fibers that we as consumers can get access to.
Mainly there are two types of cotton: Organic and Comventional.
Organic cotton is a more sustainable alternative to conventionally-grown cotton. It is grown without pesticides from seeds that have not been genetically modified.
Farmers who grow their cotton without harmful chemicals reduce their reliance on big agrochemical companies, like Bayer-Monsanto and Syngenta, and reduce their workers’ exposure to potentially toxic and carcinogenic compounds. Organically farmed cotton employs nature-based solutions to manage pests and to build healthy soil, instead of the synthetic pesticides, herbicides, defoliants, fertilizers and GMO seeds used to grow conventional cotton. Organic methods support biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, improve the quality of soil and often use less water.
That's why at ChaCha wear, we only use 100% Organic cotton to produce our garments.