Have you ever felt a sweatshirt that is so soft that you don't want to take it off? Have you ever owned a hoodie that was so comfortable that you would swear that it goes with anything and everything in your wardrobe? That is what this organic cotton brand feels like.
Do you know what the difference is between organic cotton and regular cotton? Here is a comparative list.
According to some sources, regular cotton (non-organic) has earned the name of the "dirtiest crop on Earth".
"It consumes 16% of the world's insecticides and requires $2 Billion in pesticides each year. Pesticides and insecticides used in cotton production contaminate the soil we use to grow crops, the air we breathe and the water we drink. The deaths of animals exposed to these contaminants is counted in the millions every year.
Global consumption of non-organic cotton releases huge amounts of greenhouse gas into our atmosphere, about 220 million tonnes a year. 1 tonne of conventional cotton fiber produces 1.8 tonnes of CO2e. The damage caused to us and the environment by growing non-organic cotton is enormous and is a real threat to us and our planet." SwedishLinens.com
Have a favorite 100% cotton t-shirt? Did you know that it takes 2700 liters of water to make that shirt? Yes indeed. That is enough water for one person to drink for 2 1/2 years.
Organic cotton takes 71% less water and 62% less energy.
This hoodie is by a company called PACT. Their motto is "We believe in individuals and the collective power of conscious consuming. When we ask questions like “who made my clothes” and “what are they made from” we become more aware of the impact of our shopping decisions. At Pact, you can feel confident knowing we value kindness towards humans, planet and clothing that’s as comfortable as being yourself."
For more on PACT clothing and their story, click here or on any of the above pictures. There will be more on PACT and organic cotton in later posts.