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Why Organic Cotton Is a Better Option than Conventional Cotton

Published by: Artmill
10 August 2022
Author: Staff

If you ever look at your wardrobe, you will see that more than half of your clothes are made up of cotton. Cotton is a staple fabric of the fashion industry and is worn by millions of people around the world.

However, the impact of cotton on the surroundings and overall ecosystem is harmful. As more and more textile industries are looking to make a shift toward sustainable resources and finding ways to conserve the environment, the detrimental effects of fabrics are given more consideration which is significant. For a friendlier ecosystem, one thing can be done; increase the use of organic cotton. However, what is the difference?

Why Choose Organic Cotton?

Lesser Usage of Insecticides and Pesticides

Organic cotton is produced without the use of pesticides and genetically engineered seeds. It also creates a lesser amount of greenhouse gas emissions by natural fertilizers rather than toxic ones.

Helps In Maintaining Soil Fertility

Organic farming has many advantages in itself, no matter the crop you choose to grow using that process. Organic farming replenishes and maintains soil fertility, which helps to promote a biologically diverse culture.

Decreased Usage of Water

Crops that do not require pesticides need less water to grow. The same rule applies to crops grown with non-GMO seeds. Hence, organic cotton does not need as much water. In addition, most farms that grow organic cotton are usually rain-fed, helping further in conserving water and sustaining the environment.

Protection from Skin Allergies

Research has shown that the chemicals used in growing conventional cotton greatly affect the skin of cotton growers and makes them more at risk for skin diseases. Organic cotton uses little to no chemicals, so workers and laborers can be protected against most skin conditions.

Supporting Organic Agriculture Is an Absolute Necessity

To help combat global warming and move towards a more sustainable future, organic agriculture, among other measures, is necessary. This is why Artmill has employed these methods for a better future for the families working at the farm, the environment, and the country.

To ensure proper farming of organic cotton, we have employed villagers of a small town in Baluchistan who come from a long history of agriculture. This is why they are more inclined toward ethical and organic cotton farming, ensuring better and more eco-friendly surroundings.

In addition, we even use renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, and hydro energy, to power our factories. We provide 100 MW of clean electricity to the National grid, helping to light up more than 50,000 households.

Artmill believes sustainability of the environment and saving on non-renewable resources is the key to attaining a better future. These changes are needed if we wish to fight climate change and eliminate the risks associated with global warming. Denying will only make it worse!

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