- The cotton's natural color doesn’t fade!
- It has softer feel than conventionally grown and processed cotton!
- It’s naturally pest resistant, so toxic pesticides are not needed!
- No bleaches and dyes are needed, saving energy, water, and the environment!
In past ‘If Textiles Could Talk’ blog posts, I wrote about the dreadful overuse of water, pesticides, and toxic chemicals by the textile industry. Cotton is the most extensively produced natural textile fiber on the planet, and according to the USDA, in 2003 55 million pounds of pesticides were sprayed on 12.8 million acres of conventional cotton in the U.S. alone. The Organic Trade Association lists the many reasons why cotton should be grown organically in the link below. http://www.ota.com/organic/environment/cotton_environment.html At Lifekind, we only use organic cotton, and our colored items are not dyed. They’re made with cotton that grows in colors naturally on the plant, a.k.a. colorgrown cotton. For example, our Organic Cotton Travel Pillow and some of our Baby Products like the Certified Organic Cotton Play Mat this little farmer’s on: Why colorgrown cotton is great: