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Why Organic Clothing Needs To Be The Future
Public interest in organic clothing has been booming in recent years, and this should come as no surprise given its importance both now and in the future. There are so many benefits to organic clothing that buyers can enjoy immediately, and just as many - if not more - that can be hugely beneficial for generations to come.
Why is organic clothing important?
Organic clothing is not just a trendy idea. There are very real reasons these garments are hugely important for the present and future of people and the planet. Here are just some of the reasons clothing made from materials like organic cotton, such as this Illuminating Yellow Women's Hoodie, are so vital:
1. Organic clothing looks after the environment.
2. Organic clothing does not need to use up as much water to be produced.
3. Organic clothing benefits the workers who grow the crops and make the garments.
4. Organic clothing protects and supports wildlife.
5. Organic clothing looks after the health of the people who wear it.
6. Organic clothing looks after farmers and can help to build economies and communities.
7. Organic clothing reduces the global use of genetically modified organisms and toxic chemicals.
8. Organic clothing feels great on the skin, ensuring that wearers don’t have to make a choice between quality, comfort and beneficial choices for others and the environment. If you want to experience this for yourself, you could check out our organic cotton t-shirts, such as this Pink Men's T-Shirt, or shorts, like these Purple Rose Women's Shorts.
Benefits for the environment
Looking after the environment and securing the future of human beings and the planet has never been more important, and organic clothing can play a major part in this. Conventional cotton, for example, uses the most insecticides of any crop in the world, and these toxins harm not only the people working with them, but also the planet and its inhabitants. Cotton grown in a conventional way is also one of agriculture’s biggest water users. In contrast, organic processes use almost three quarters less water (71 percent less) and do not use harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
An organic farm will typically produce 94 percent fewer carbon emissions than its conventional counterpart, in addition to helping to maintain and actively improve soil fertility and building greater biological diversity within agriculture.
Organic clothing and sustainable development goals
One of the best ways to measure the importance of organic clothes is by looking at the impact they can have in terms of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to offer a better future for our planet. There are 17 of these goals, and here is how organic clothing can play its part in the achievement of them.
No poverty and reduced inequalities
The production of organic cotton, for example, can help reduce poverty by offering a market-driven answer to the problem. Farmers can earn more, spend less, and reduce commodity market dependency.
The farming practices are also inclusive to females and the fact that no toxic chemicals are involved removes risks to pregnant women and mothers.
Organic cotton is normally grown in rotation with or alongside food crops, helping to improve or maintain food security.
Good wellbeing and health and sustainable communities
Organic cotton farmers are protected from toxic chemicals, as is the wider population, and organic farming offers encouragement and incentives for communities to stay on the land.
Communities producing organic clothing materials can see better financial returns. This often results in more investment in education.
Sanitation and clean water
Organic processes prevent the chemical contamination of water sources.
Clean and affordable energy and climate action
Organic farming communities often use biogas and solar energy, particularly in areas where there is limited electricity. They also use less fossil fuels as a result of avoiding synthetic fertilizers.
Economic growth and decent work
Organic farming to provide materials for clothing offers work for thousands of people in countries around the world. It is also a growing industry, offering lots of potential for economic growth.
Infrastructure, innovation, and industry
Organic clothing production is formulating the foundations of the global textile infrastructure of the future, one that is verified, transparent, ethical, and sustainable.
Responsible production and consumption
Organic choices promote healthier options for the whole population.
Life on land and water
Organic clothing promotes farming and production practices that reduce pollution and encourage biodiversity.
Peace, justice and partnerships
Working together is often a key part of organic farming practices and the production of organic clothing. This involves everything from supporting democracy to fostering global partnerships.