What is organic cotton?
Organic cotton comes from non-genetically modified plants that are grown without toxic insecticides, pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers. This production method is almost the complete opposite of what that is used to produce most conventional cotton crops.
More than 15% of the world's pesticides have been used on conventional cotton plants. As a result, conventional cotton not only contributes to negative environmental impacts but also severely threaten the health of cotton farmers.
In this article, we will explore the 6 main benefits of organic cotton and hopefully, this can convince you to make a more eco-friendly choice during your next shopping spree!
6 benefits of wearing Organic Cotton
1. They are 100% environmentally friendly and eco-conscious
From seed preparation to harvesting and production, organic cottons are purely natural, untreated by chemicals and most importantly, non-toxic. The seeds used to grow the cottons are also non-genetically modified and planted in soil fertilized with organic matter.
The kind of clothes you wear can affect your physical and mental wellbeing. Instead of using insecticides and pesticides, insect trapping crops are grown together with the organic cotton plants. This reduces the potential threats brought upon by many farming chemicals, which are found to be carcinogenic.
Organic cotton is especially suitable for individuals with sensitive skin as it is proven to be hypoallergenic. It is also an excellent material for kids’ wear, since it is vital to ensure the safety of their delicate skins!
Organic cottons are usually softer than conventional cottons. Not only that, but it also get softer after each wash! In addition, this material promises minimal shrinkage.
It feels incredibly silky and lightweight when worn. Not to mention, it possesses a cooling effect and is also incredibly sweat-absorbent, which makes it a perfect material for hot weather like Singapore.
Ultimately, we exercise to feel good. Apart from the performance of physical activities, it is also important for us to take note of what we wear when we exercise. The last thing we want is for our body to react with harmful chemical substances on our clothing, especially when we perspire.
For the sake of our own health, wear organic cotton. For the sake of our Mother Earth’s health, choose organic cotton.
Active wear made from certified organic cotton can be found here: yinyangsingapore.com.
Article contributed by Yin Yang Active and Yoga Wear.
Yin Yang is an active wear brand originated from Kyoto, Japan. At Yin Yang, we focus on delivering to customers the top quality apparels that are optimal for a conscious lifestyle. Our products are mainly made from certified organic cotton and we also make use of natural plant dyes in our dyeing processes.