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The international non-profit organization Textile Exchange commissioned a study to analyze the benefits of consuming organic cotton. The results are below.

The analysis was based on data collected from producers in India, China, Turkey, Tanzania and the United States, which account for 97% of world production of organic cotton. The study assessed the impact of cultivation on the categories of greenhouse effect, soil erosion, acidification potential, and water and energy consumption. Check out some impressive results below:

  • 46% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
  • 70% reduction in emissions responsible for acidification
  • A 26% reduction in eutrophication, a phenomenon caused by an excess of nutrients (chemical compounds rich in phosphorus or nitrogen) in a body of water, causing an excessive increase in algae.
  • 91% reduction in water consumption intended mainly for irrigation (except rainwater)
  • 62% reduction in primary energy consumption

“Committing to planting, growing and using organic cotton fabrics is also a commitment to improving our water, soil and air,” says Rhea Pepper, Managing Director of Textile Exchange.

All articles that you find marked as organic on our page have the important OE100 certification (ECOCERT), which proves that the articles are made with organic materials grown in accordance with the "Organic Cotton Standard".