Organic Cotton Is Better For People And Planet
Organic cotton is cotton that is produced and certified to organic agricultural standards. Its production sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people by using natural processes rather than artificial inputs.
The Global Organic Textile Standard does not allow the use the use of toxic chemicals or GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in farming or the processing of textiles. Instead, it combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote a good quality of life for all involved.
For more information about organic cotton visit About Organic Cotton. For more information about the GOTS standard visit Global-Standard.
Supporting Farming Families
While all organic cotton is better for the planet, not all organic cotton is the same. Mightly uses cotton from Chetna Organic Farmers Association. Chetna is a farmer-owned nonprofit that works with smallholder farming families in three rain-fed regions of India: Maharashta, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Since its founding in 2004, Chetna has worked with marginalized farmers to make farming a sustainable and profitable occupation.
Chetna farmers do not use toxic chemicals to grow their cotton. The methods they use regenerate the soil and use 71% less water and 62% less energy than non-organic cotton farming.
For more information about Chetna Organic Farmers Association visit Chetna Organic.