Cotton vs Hemp – The Environmental Impact

Conventional Cotton

  • Farmers who grow conventional, non-organic cotton, use a lot of water to grow their crops.
  • They need to use 1000’s of litres of precious water to make the plants grow.
  • They also need to use this water for  frequent chemical spraying to enable the dispersion of the artificial fertiliser (Chemicals), to the roots of the cotton plants.
  • This quantity of water has to be obtained from rivers and dams because not enough falls directly from the sky.
  • The chemical fertilisers they use degrade the soil; they kill the soil, worms, frogs and many other beneficial critters in the earth.

Certified Organic Cotton

  • Certified Organic Cotton is environmentally friendly.
  • Organic Cotton farmers do NOT use chemical fertilisers so no need for water dispersal.
  • Organic Cotton farmers do NOT use chemical sprays for pests, so don’t need as much water.
  • Organic farming is predominately in areas with natural rainfall, no need for dams.
  • Organic farmers use natural fertilisers allowing worms to take it to the roots – no need for extra water.
  • Organic farmers do not need to use excessive water to obtain a greater cotton yield.

We Care About The Environment

Organature® uses only 100% Certified Organic Cotton fabrics and filling in their innerspring mattresses, futons, pillows, quilts, doona’s/ duvets. 100% Certified Organic Cotton fabrics for the bedlinen, sheets, pillowcases, sheet sets, quilt covers and their many other products.
[alert type=”info” close=”no”]Hemp would be just as good, but ONLY when grown and processed under strict organic standards. From personal experience we have found that 100% organic hemp does not wear as well as 100% organic cotton. [/alert]

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