Why Organic Cotton?

EXFATTER organic cotton series are made with high quality organic cotton. Organic cotton is more sustainable and moral than regular cotton, protecting the planting environment and people's health.

Organic Cotton VS Regular Cotton

1. The seed of organic cotton is non transgenic.

The seeds of organic cotton must be non transgenic, while the seed of regular cotton is usually transgenic. Transgenic seeds may have a negative impact on the toxicity and allergenicity of crops, also the impact on crop yield and the environment is generally unknown.

2. Organic cotton can reduce water consumption.

A kilogram of cotton takes between 10,000-20,000 litres of water to produce. Sadly most cotton is grown in drought prone areas, adding enormous water stress to already vulnerable regions. Compared with regular cotton, organic cotton can reduce 91% of water consumption during planting. And 80% of organic cotton is planted in dry land. For example, composting and crop rotation technology can make the soil more absorbent, increase the effectiveness of water use and reduce water consumption.

3. Organic cotton production emits 50% less CO2.

On average, 1000 kg of organic cotton production will emit 978 kg of CO2. However, the same amount of regular cotton production emits 1800 kg of CO2, about twice as much as organic cotton. As we all know, CO2 is the main greenhouse gas and the chief culprit of global warming. It is reported that: “Organic cotton has less than half (46 per cent) of the global warming potential of conventionally produced cotton.”

4. Organic cotton don't use harmful chemical reagents.

A key reason why organic cotton is superior to regular cotton is that organic cotton uses no harmful chemical reagents even don't use any chemical reagents during the planting. On the contrary, regular cotton is sprayed with a large amount of chemical reagants in order to accelerate its growth. Aldicarb, parathion and methamidophos are the three most commonly used insecticides and are harmful for human's health. Therefore, organic cotton can make cotton farmers, workers and agricultural communities healthier.

Please see below difference during planting between organic cotton and regular cotton.

  • Fertilizer: Organic cotton uses organic fertilizers such as plant waste and animal dung (such as cow and sheep dung). Regular cotton uses chemical synthetic fertilizer, and the soil fertility continues to decline and the hardening situation is serious.

  • Weed: Organic cotton adopts manual weeding or machine turning to cover weeds with soil, so as to increase soil fertility. Regular cotton uses a large amount of herbicides, which causes pollution to cotton and soil.

  • Disinfestation: Organic cotton uses animal natural enemies, biological control or insect killing lamps to eliminate insects. Regular cotton uses a variety of pesticides to remove insects. When harmful insects become drug-resistant, the amount of pesticides used will become larger and larger, and the toxicity will become stronger and stronger, thus creating a vicious circle.

5. Organic cotton is softer and more durable.

Organic cotton has longer fibers than regular cotton, and the connection between fibers is more firm and smooth. No chemicals are added in the production process, and the harvesting is done by hand rather than by machine, which ensures that the fibers will not become weak and broken. Therefore, organic cotton will be more soft, durable and good for skin.

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