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 .


✪ Social media linkages.

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

✪ Organic Cotton and Water Infographics.

✪ Organic Cotton Presentation (Teaching aid for children).



Field To Fiber EN

The journey of organic cotton starts with securing untreated, natural (non-GMO) seeds. These seeds are often hard to come by and this can be a real issue for farmers. Once seed is secured, the land needs to be prepared and the seed sown. It takes approximately 60 to 70 days from planting until the first flower appears, and bolls appear 50 to 70 days after bloom. The growth cycle of the cotton plant lasts for approximately 5-6 months. During this time, soil fertility, water, pests and weeds need to be managed. 45 days after bolls appear, the cotton boll will begin to naturally split open along the bolls’ segments. Once the cotton boll is fully dried and fluffed, it is ready for harvesting.

Did You Know - The Bloom
Did You Know - Not All Cotton


Fiber To Fashion EN

The general process of transforming seed cotton from the farm into the final garment includes ginning, spinning, weaving/knitting, dyeing, finishing, cutting and sewing. Organic certification ensures that the cotton passing through each stage of the manufacturing process is tracked.

Did You Know - Oldest Fibers


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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.

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Ask For Organic Cotton

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