WHAT’S NEW

Congratulations patagonia for 20 years of organic cotton!
Read how a brave decision in 1996 transformed a company and showed the rest of us what’s possible .

COMING SOON!!

✪ Social media linkages.

✪ How Organic Cotton achieves the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

✪ Organic Cotton and Water Infographics.

✪ Organic Cotton Presentation (Teaching aid for children).

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ORGANIC COTTON IS BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

In 2014, Textile Exchange commissioned a Life Cycle Assessment on organic cotton and found significant, measurable environmental benefits compared to conventional.

Organic Cotton LCA Results

IN SIMPLE TERMS…

In 2015 alone, by growing organic instead of conventional cotton, farmers potentially saved:

Organic Cotton LCA Savings 2015

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.”
Farmer Testimonial Avatar 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.”
Farmer Testimonial AvatarProducer 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.”
Farmer Testimonial AvatarProducer Group, Madhya Pradesh

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Organic cotton shopping cart

Choose Organic Cotton

Next time you shop for cotton products – choose organic.

Organic cotton certified label

Check For Certification

Make sure your organic cotton product is certified by checking the label.

Talk about organic cotton

Spread The Word

Talk about organic cotton to your family and friends – in person or on social media.

Ask shops for organic cotton

Ask For Organic Cotton

Tell your favorite brands that you want to see more organic cotton in their products.