Organic Cotton vs. Conventional Cotton
Organic cotton is grown without using harmful pesticides and herbicides. Instead of using the harmful chemicals that are used to grow conventional cotton, the cotton farmers use insects, crop rotation and other methods including weeding by using a machine or simply by hand. By doing this, it increases the soil quality and protects the air and water we rely on to survive.
About 25% of the entire world’s use of insecticides comes from growing conventional cotton. To put this into perspective, it takes roughly 1/3 of a pound of chemicals to grow enough conventional cotton to make ONE t-shirt. The aerial spray of these harmful chemicals negatively affects the workers, the communities close by, the water and air in the surrounding areas as well as wildlife.
Organic cotton is not treated with harsh chemicals and is less processed which makes it more durable than conventional cotton. It is also much softer to the touch (you have to feel it to believe it!).
Ever since we first discovered the organic knit cotton which is used in our premium bandanas, we have fallen head over heels in love. Not only is it eco-friendly and tremendously better for the earth, but it’s basically the softest material ever! It’s even more durable than our other bandanas and easier to care for. We could go on and on about the benefits of organic cotton but we wanted to just hit the major key benefits of this amazing fabric. If you haven’t already, we highly highly recommend trying one of our newly released organic cotton knit bandanas, we know you will love them!
Pictured below are some of our bandanas that are offered in the organic knit cotton.