Cotton has been the textile of choice for the vast majority of clothes for hundreds of years and there are very good reasons for that. The softness, versatility, and breathability that cotton offers have made it an essential part of the vast majority of people’s wardrobes for hundreds of years.
However, one of the major issues with cotton is that of sustainability. The reality is that cotton can often be an incredibly unsustainable crop thanks to it being sprayed with some of the worst pesticides available. Not only that but other toxic chemicals used in cotton production can damage the health of farmworkers, pollute waterways, and even contaminate consumer products.
Conventional cotton also uses up to 11,000 litres of water for every kilogram of cotton produced. It can take 1,800 gallons of water just to produce enough cotton for a single pair of jeans!
As shocking as this might be, don’t feel as though you should no longer be wearing the soft cotton clothes that you love so much. There is an alternative option that is far more responsible and kind of the environment: that is to choose organic cotton instead.
Organic cotton provides you with a better option and allows for sustainable t-shirts and other clothes. Here are just some of the reasons to give organic cotton a try.
Organic cotton eliminates hazardous pesticides
Conventional cotton production uses pesticides and hazardous chemicals to such an extent that it has become famous for being one of the most chemically intensive crops there is. It even uses the herbicide, glyphosate, which the World Health Organization has categorized as a “probable carcinogen.” By eliminating the use of these kinds of chemicals and pesticides, organic cotton is far safer for growers and for you as well.
Organic t-shirts are better for the environment
Organic cotton has been shown time and time again to outperform conventional cotton when it comes to mitigating the effects of climate change. The energy demand of organic cotton is 62% lower than conventional cotton and its global warming potential is 46% lower than conventional cotton which allows for the production of far more sustainable t-shirts. Organic cotton also takes 71% less water to produce than conventional cotton. In addition, organic farming actually sequesters carbon in the soil which is an added contribution to the efforts against climate change.
Organic clothing is more ethical
Not only does organic cotton have a more positive impact on the planet, but it also has a far more direct positive effect on the people involved in its production. It puts the power into the hands of cotton farmers and not the large GMO companies who have a great deal of control over conventional cotton production. This allows those farmers to better support themselves and to give back to their communities, creating a far more sustainable cycle of production on a personal level as well.
Organic clothes are just as comfortable
Organic cotton t-shirts are every bit as comfortable as conventional cotton. The only difference is that they’re far better for the planet, as well as the people living on it!
When it comes to Organic t-shirts, we have plenty of options. However, you’ll find 2 of our most popular options below:
You can order these blank, or you can add your own printed or embroidered logo easily on our online shop.