Cotton: Organic Versus Conventional
ONLY 1 % IS ORGANIC
Did you know??
It takes three years for conventional farmers to convert their land to certified organic. That’s how long it takes to clear the soil of its chemicals and pesticides. So, how much is organic cotton in the world?
In 2015/2016, Organic cotton makes up less than 1 per cent of overall cotton production and 3.3 per cent of the production of preferred cotton. Of that, one percent consists of organic Fair Trade and organic CmiA. Fair trade makes up 1.3 per cent and CmiA makes up 8.7 per cent of the preferred cotton market.
Therefore, Buldan cotton makes a huge difference when it comes to choosing in between regular Walmart towels and real organic ones.
Buldan Towels = Non GMO Cotton = Safer Environments
Our Goals as Chic Towels
- Embed sustainability into evolving business and supply chain strategies
- Make it easier for customers to adapt to changing opportunities and requirements in textile sustainability
- Ensure that actions taken toward sustainability result in real and meaningful change
What is textile exchange?
Textile Exchange is a global non-profit that works closely with our members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibers, integrity and standards and responsible supply networks. We identify and share best practices regarding farming, materials, processing, traceability and product end-of-life in order to reduce the textile industry’s impact on the world’s water, soil and air, and the human population.
► FACT : ONLY 1 % OF THE WORLD'S COTTON IS ORGANIC
► FACT : CONVENTIONAL FARMING RESULTS IN LESS ABSORBEN SOIL AND MORE WATER CONSUMPTION
► FACT : 25 % OFF ALL WORLDWIDE PESTICIDES ARE USED ON CONVENTIONAL COTTON
► FACT : BETTER SOIL QUALITY, LOWER CO2 EMISSIONS
► FACT : ORGANIC COTTON MEAN SAFER ENVIRONMENTS