Organic cotton is the eco-friendly alternative to traditional cotton. It is a cotton grown with methods and products that have a low environmental impact:
- CO2 emissions are reduced by 46%
- water consumption is reduced by 91%
- chemical pesticides and fertilisers are not used
Production of organic cotton is growing every year and between 2017 and 2018 alone it increased by 10%.
At present, however, organic cotton cultivation accounts for about 1% of global production (source: Textile Exchange 2018).