Live better in sustainable, pesticide-free organic cotton. It’s not only easier on the earth, but also on you and the ones you love. As the demand for organic, pesticide-free cotton grows, consumers are choosing it over conventional cotton due to its softness and less irritation on the skin. From clothing to everyday linens and now organic cotton ToeSox, organic cotton is meeting the public’s demand for eco-conscious choices for our everyday needs.
Why Organic Cotton?
is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture. By making the switch to organic cotton, you’re also helping to support conscientious farming communities who have been growing cotton without harmful chemicals for years. The elimination of polluting and nitrogen leaching chemicals, done in combination with soil building, protects and conserves our water resources. Growing organic cotton can actually replenish and maintain soil fertility, improving land quality and our planet in general. (source: www.ota.org
Third-party certification organizations verify that organic producers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production. ToeSox Organic Cotton comes from Turkey, one of the top ten countries that produce Organic Cotton in the world.
If you are still not sure why you should go organic, read on… cotton accounts for 50% of the world’s textile market. And it takes some of the harshest chemicals to grow it conventionally, for instance:
- It takes 1/3 pound of agricultural chemicals to produce one cotton t-shirt.
- 3/4 of a pound for a pair of jeans
- 25% of the world's insecticides are used in cotton production.
- Many of the pesticides used are known human carcinogens.
- Toxic runoff pollutes water and kills wildlife. (Source: World Health Organization (WHO))
Starting today, you can make a difference in the environment. Simply by going organic in what you wear, sleep on, wash and dry with, and what you consume, you can help replenish our planet and safeguard its future.