You hear organic beans, organic corn, but do you know organic cottons? Cotton and Cotton are the most familiar costumes and sources of clothing, and because of the widespread use of raw materials, you have no idea of "organic cotton"!
Why pay attention to organic cotton?
Worldwide cotton growing is only 2 per cent of the world's arable land, but this 2 per cent uses 25 per cent of the total global pesticide and 10 per cent of the pesticide market, as well as the use of herbicides and other toxicants, and cotton is one of the most pesticide-sprayed crops on Earth.According to the Sustainable Cotton Project, the production of 3 pounds of cotton for T-shirts and jeans consumes 1 pound of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, which seriously affect human health and the environment.It is not only that it has bad influence on skin contact of human body when making clothes, it has strong destructive power and long-term negative effect on the ecological environment.With environmental protection issues becoming more and more focused, the planting of organic cotton is born!
What is organic cotton?
Organic from cropland: cotton grown in fields that have been cultivated over three years and more than three years after pesticide is discontinued; organic cotton is known as cotton.
- Never use pesticides: Eliminable pest infestability is the most natural barrier by using pests' natural enemy ladybug and faster cereal crops that grow faster than cotton.
- Organic fertiliser using organic fertiliser, organic fertiliser, such as organic fertilizer, such as cow dung and plant, can be used as organic compost.
- Inspection: Before harvest, all organic cotton that is eligible for validation must be examined at the site and checked by the organic cotton inspector to see if all the instruments are clean and clean, in order to prevent ruffled ordinary cotton, impurities from organic cotton, and transition cotton.
- Processing of cotton ginning plants that process organic cotton or transitional cotton must be verified by the Organic Cotton Verification Standards (Organic Cotton Verification Standards), which must maintain isolation and control of pollution at each stage.
- Storage keepers: Storehouses that store organic cotton or transition cotton are also required to qualify for the distribution of organic products in accordance with the organic cotton verification standard.
Because of this complex procedure, organic cotton is about three times less than normal cotton, but the global organic cotton market is still growing at a rate of 3 times higher than normal cotton.