Is organic cotton better? – Turmerry

Is organic cotton better?

by Jaffer Mohammed

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For most of us who go out shopping for fashionable wear, be it clothes or home décor items, one thing we are sure to ask is whether the material is cotton or not? We are all pretty aware of other sorts of fabric that exists and might actually be inclined to it. But cotton seems to be our reflex word.
 
In fact, cotton is the most popular fabric around the world and accounts for more half of the fiber need across the globe. Many an economy has grown because of cotton and cotton plantations have dotted the landscape of many countries.
 
 
While we are all aware that cotton has been cultivated throughout centuries, the supply has not always been able to keep up with the demand. And hence, cotton farmers resorted to other means to meet the needs of an increasingly globalized market. To this, farmers started mixing pesticides and other chemicals to make cotton grow faster, giving birth to non organic regular cotton.
 
Organic cotton is generally used to make products like premium cotton, towel, bed linen and clothing. With more people becoming aware of the benefit of organic cotton, the demand for organic cotton products keeps growing.
 
Organic and regular cotton: What’s the difference?
 
There is a world of difference between organic and non organic cotton and this is going to help you figure it out.
 
Organic cotton Non-organic cotton
 
This is mostly handpicked, meaning it preserves the purity of every fiber and ensuring that no fiber is damaged in the process
 
 
This is mostly machine picked to keep up with the rush, damaging the purity and quality of the fiber and leading to wastage
 
 
Being handpicked means that the products made of organic cotton are softer and more durable
 
 
Being machine-made, the products last for a shorter period and are also more rigid to use
 
 
It is made from natural seeds, without the use of any pesticides or chemicals which also implies that it does not affect the skin
 
 
It is made from GMO or genetically modified seeds in order to be resistant to bugs. But when the bugs develop a resistance more pesticides are used to maintain the growth
 
 
Being rotated from one soil to another, less water is required for irrigation, meaning there is no water wastage and growth of healthier crops
 
 
Because non organic cotton is grown on the same soil again and again, it degrades the quality of the soil, removing the nutrients and leading to unhealthy crops
 
 
Manufacturing usually involves the use of natural or water-based dyes and other safe goods
 
 
Processing of non organic cotton requires the use of heavy chemicals, the residue of which remains in the product even after multiple washes
 
 
Organic cotton, in general, is softer, hypoallergenic and durable. And above all, it is better for the eco-system, ensuring a safer environment for manufacturers as well as the customers.
 
We at Turmerry also use organic cotton for every product because sustainability is our spirit and soul. And it is this sustainability and eco-consciousness that we are bringing right to your homes. A safe and healthy home is what we wish for you and hope for it to reflect on the décor of every nook and corner.
 
 

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