8 reasons why you should switch to organic cotton products
1. ORGANIC COTTON T-SHIRTS CONSERVE WATER
To be specific, our 100% Organic Cotton tee saves 64 gallons a shirt!
Growing conventional cotton uses a significant amount of water. Buying organic tees is one way you can do your part to help conserve water. Even though cotton inherently needs a lot of water to grow, the way organic cotton farming manages water makes a huge difference.
Healthy soils and water conservation go hand-in-hand. Irrigation isn’t necessarily bad, but excessive irrigation can be quite problematic. Organic cotton farming aims to use all resources, including water, more effectively.
Organic farming creates healthier soils and can make better use of water inputs. Healthier soils also mean that the soil is more resilient in drought conditions, a huge plus when it comes to water conservation.
2. ORGANIC COTTON T-SHIRTS HELP CREATE HEALTHIER SOILS
The production of conventional cotton is known to be one of the most chemical-intensive crops to grow, affecting our Earth’s soil tremendously.
Organic farming practices, on the other hand, can replenish and maintain the soil’s fertility. They help support biologically diverse agriculture by preserving beneficial bacteria.
Organic farming practices also help to ensure the health of the human and animal communities that call these farming regions their home.
3. ORGANIC COTTON T-SHIRTS PROTECT FACTORY WORKERS
It’s not just the planet to be worried about: the people involved in making cotton are at risk as well.
All of our products are OEKO TEK certified so you can proudly wear Allmade knowing the makers were not exposed to any harmful chemicals.
We care about our makers, and we know that you do as well. Supporting the production of organic cotton is an important step that our society must take to help ensure that we have a healthier and happier global community. Organic matters.
4. ORGANIC COTTON T-SHIRTS ARE BETTER FOR YOUR SKIN
It not only matters what you put in your body, but what you put on your body. Wearing an organic cotton T-shirt ensures that your skin does not come in direct contact with harmful chemicals that are used to clean, process, and dye non-organic cotton.
5. ORGANIC COTTON T-SHIRTS PROTECT HUMAN AND ANIMAL WELFARE
100% organic cotton t-shirts are made without harmful pesticides, or chemicals used to kill insects that eat crops. Generally speaking, pesticides are effective--sometimes too effective because they kill more than just pests.
When rainwater washes pesticides into local rivers and groundwater sources, they cause harm to fish, animals, and even people. The elimination of pesticides and fertilizers from organic cotton production farming practices ensures that waterways and drinking water is safe and clean for people and animals to enjoy.
6. ORGANIC COTTON T-SHIRTS HELP COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE
By wearing an organic cotton t-shirt you're also supporting the fight against climate change.
Organic cotton production reduces nitrogen inputs and eliminates manufactured fertilizers and pesticides; such practices have been shown to produce up to 94% less greenhouse gas emissions.
To make matters even better, the Global Organic Textile Standard suggests that organic cotton could reduce the overall global warming impact of cotton production by 46%.
7. ORGANIC COTTON T-SHIRTS ARE MADE WITH NON-GMO COTTON
Organic farming practices that produce non-GMO cotton also helps farmers grow other crops that provide them with food and an additional income. It's a cycle: the benefits of non-organic cotton practices all point towards each other.
8. ORGANIC COTTON T-SHIRTS HELP NATURAL HABITATS
Instead of using harmful pesticides, organic farming controls pests by cooperating with nature. For example, pests might be taken care of by a flock of birds instead of a cloud of chemicals. That’s because organic farming focuses on creating balance, just like we see in nature.
The organic fertilizers used to nourish the plants also create habitat for natural predators of pests and keep the land fresh so it gets used again and again. And creating nutrient-rich soil is good for more than just cotton. Being able to use the same land for multiple crops means that we can leave natural habitats be, giving them much-needed time to recover.