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 FARMING SYSTEM

An organic cotton farming system is one that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions rather than the use of artificial elements such as pesticides and other chemicals that cause adverse effects.

Organic farming combines tradition, innovation and science and promotes fair relationships and a good quality of life for everyone involved.

The organic cotton farming system can be applied at different scales. However, an average organic cotton farmer has only 4.3 hectares (one hectare equals approximately 2.5 acres), which indicates that organic farming systems are relatively small. The following diagram shows how an organic farming system might look on a small scale farm in India.

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COMPARING CONVENTIONAL AND ORGANIC FARMING PRACTICES

Comparing Conventional & Organic Practices

 

Comparing Conventional & Organic Seeds

ORGANIC IN ACTION

Take a look at how organic farming principles are applied. Click on the images to understand how organic works in the field.

STORIES FROM THE FIELD

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.