In 2014, Textile Exchange commissioned a Life Cycle Assessment on organic cotton and found significant, measurable environmental benefits compared to conventional.
IN SIMPLE TERMS…
In 2015 alone, by growing organic instead of conventional cotton, farmers potentially saved:
WHAT DO FARMERS SAY?
“We adopted an integrated watershed approach combined with catchment management with different soil and water conservation measures. Efficient rainwater management acts as insurance for the crop during the rainfall deficit periods.”
Producer Group, Andhra Pradesh
“Soil fertility is enhanced by farmers adding cow dung and urine to a compost of biomass (Cassia, Glyricidia and Sunhemp) to hasten decomposition, and improve soil biology that protects crops from diseases also.”
Producer Group, Odisha
“We have distributed nearly 20,000 Glyricidea plants to our farmers. All our organic farmers intercrop, use trap crops, and rotate their crops every year. Density of trees per square km is very high in the organic pocket compared to the conventional.”
Producer Group, Madhya Pradesh
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Choose Organic Cotton
Next time you shop for cotton products – choose organic.
Check For Certification
Make sure your organic cotton product is certified by checking the label.
Spread The Word
Talk about organic cotton to your family and friends – in person or on social media.
Ask For Organic Cotton
Tell your favorite brands that you want to see more organic cotton in their products.