Organic clothing is clothing made from materials raised in on in or grown in
Compliance with organic .
Organic clothing may be composed of cotton, jute, silk, ramie, or wool. Retailers charge more for organic clothing because the source of the clothing's fiber are free from herbicides, pesticides, or genetically modified seeds.
Textiles do not need to be 100% organic to use the organic label.
Authentic organic fabrics and clothing can help the environment in a number of ways, such as:
- No synthetic pesticides are used
- Organic cotton farming produces far less CO2 emissions - Organic farming takes 1.5 tons of CO2 per acre per year are taken out of the atmosphere .
- Organic cotton farming uses up to 60% less water than conventional farming methods
- Pesticide or herbicide residues are not entered accidentally into the environment
- Humans and animals are not exposed to chemical pesticides or herbicides
- When the fabric is discarded, pesticides and herbicides are not returned to the earth in landfill, or enter into recycling process.
Cotton covers 2.5% of the world's cultivated land yet uses 16% of the world's insecticides, more than any other single major crop. It can take almost a 1/3 pound of synthetic fertilizers to grow one pound of raw cotton in the US, and it takes just under one pound of raw cotton to make one t-shirt.
Researchers at Oxford university analyzed 71 peer-reviewed studies showed that organic farming requires 84% more land.Researchers concluded that both organic farming and conventional farming are worse for the environment than which combine the best of both and new technology. With higher productivity less area would be needed for agriculture and more would be sustained for wildlife habitats and forestry.
Many high street retailers, such as H&M, Nikeand Walmart market organic clothing ranges that contain chemicals from the dyeing to bleaching process,which is inconsistent with the idea of organic clothing. Many companies sell clothing made from bamboo, which is commonly labeled as "organic", however this is a false statement. Bamboo fabric is typically chemically manufactured by ?cooking? the bamboo leaves and woody shoots in strong chemical solvents such assodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide, in a process also known as hydrolysis alkalization combined with multi-phase bleaching. Both sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide have been linked to serious health problems. finished material is similar to rayon and modal, which are more accurate terms of describing bamboo fabrics. also concerns the high cost of the products.
Organic cotton is generally understood ascotton and is grown in subtropical countries such as Turkey, China, USA from nongenetically modified plants, that is to be grown without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides.It is production also promotes and enhances biodiversity and biological cycles. In the United States cotton plantations must also meet the requirements enforced by the National Organic Program (NOP), from the USDA, in order to be considered organic. This institution determines the allowed practices for pest control, growing, fertilizing, and handling of organic crops.As of 2007, 265,517 bales of organic cotton were produced in 24 countries and worldwide production was growing at a rate of more than 50% per year.
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