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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SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS

Social and economic impacts aren’t easy to quantify, but to provide an insight into the benefits experienced by organic cotton farmers, Textile Exchange carried out a Sustainability Assessment. The findings are:

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IN SIMPLE TERMS…

In 2015, by growing organic instead of conventional cotton, we have:

Organic Cotton Social & Economic Savings 2015

WHAT DO FARMERS SAY?

“Farmers are free to associate and bargain collectively, laborers work not more than 7-8 hours a day. No forced labor. No employing child and pregnant women in field. Work with protective clothing. Manure and botanical pesticide applications to be done by healthy men. Wages as per local standards.”
Farmer Testimonial AvatarProducer Group, Rajasthan
“After having joined BioRe as an Organic cotton contract farmer, we were introduced to additional cash crops like sunflower and mung beans. This enables us to earn extra money over and above the cotton production. For example this year the maize crop failed due to poor rains but we were food secure because of the extra income from sunflower and mung beans, so we could buy our own food. Meanwhile we also eat mung beans which are nutritious … although not our traditional food.”
Farmer Testimonial AvatarDevotha Masanja, Farmer, Tanzania
“We heard about the organic farming but were not very sure about the processes and the results. However, when we realized that at least we would be free from the pressure of debtors who are at our doorstep almost daily, we thought it is worth a try. We are now enjoying the benefits of organic farming through diversifying our crops, adding additional income and feeling more secure.”
Farmer Testimonial AvatarChandu Nikore, Farmer, India

WHAT CAN YOU 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.