According to World Health Organization (WHO) research, the most amount of agricultural pest control chemicals are used for cotton in the world. Furthermore, the pesticides and insecticides that are used for destroying the unwanted organisms are used at the highest level for cotton growing. World Health Organization states that most of these pest control chemicals, pesticides and insecticides that are used in the textile industry contain severely dangerous toxic substances that threaten human health.
Did you know that thousands of chemicals are used for cotton growing?
Approximately 15-25% of the worlds pesticides are used to grow non-organic (conventional) cotton. When you buy organic cotton, you are choosing a fibre that is free from pesticides, herbicides, formaldehyde, acetone, heavy metals, toxic substances, chemicals and so much more.
EcoNest as a company only deals with suppliers who employ technical, agricultural and textile production stages using non GMOs, natural seeds, drug-free and chemical-free materials to eventually produce healthy organic cotton products, adhering to the GOTS Organic Textile quality standards.
What is Organic Cotton?
Organic cotton is the healthiest and safest cotton that considers the entire eco system and natural environment. Consequently, organic cotton growing is using natural and sustainable production techniques to assist plant growth, repel pests and protect and encourage wildlife habitats. No toxic substances and chemicals are used in the processing and manufacturing of organic cotton products. Therefore, organic cotton is produced by farms applying 100% natural agriculture where no synthetic chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers are used.
Why Should We Choose Organic Cotton Clothes?
Conventional (non-organic products that contain chemicals) cotton products contain carcinogenic and harmful chemical substances that directly penetrate into the textile products when they are produced by conventional manufacturing techniques.
Correspondingly, we wear these textiles all day. For this reason, our skin is exposed to them over a very long period of time. This leads to toxic chemicals being absorbed into our skin.
Considering that baby skin is 3 to 5 times more sensitive than adults, this threat poses even more serious risks to babies. For this reason, choosing organic cotton helps protect your baby from health hazards and prevent the dangerous chemical intake that may accumulate in their body throughout their life.