Planting a forest together; for every product purchased, a tree is planted.

Conventional Cotton Verses Organic Cotton Farming

                              CONVENTIONAL COTTON             ORGANIC COTTON 

Seeds, Soil Preparation  & Weed Control

GMO seeds and synthetic fertilizers are used for conventional cotton farming. Loss of soil due to monocrop culture, aerial spraying of insecticides and pesticides. (Nine of the used pesticides are carcinogenic.) Crop dusting causes harm to surrounding ecosystems and communities.

Uses untreated seeds for organic cotton farming. Healthy soil is maintained through crop rotation,  intercropping, and composting. Beneficial insects are used for control. No toxic chemicals are sprayed. 

 

Water & Energy

                                 Intensive irrigation is involved. It takes 2700 liters of water to make one conventional cotton t- shirt! 

 

71% less water is used, and 62% less energy.  80% of the water used is rain-fed. Absence of chemicals also means water is cleaner and safer.

Harvesting

Defoliation induced with toxic chemicals.

                                           Natural defoliation through seasonal freezing.

Fair price for sustainability

Cheaper prices but you are condoning poor social criteria; destruction of land air, and natural habitats, and the contamination of water.

You’re investing in water and energy conservation, cleaner air,  better soil promoting safe standards for agricultural workers, protecting ecosystems, and enhancing lives of people and animals.