​10 Facts About Organic Cotton You Didn't Know

Posted by Two Birdees On 3rd Jun 2015 In 10 Facts About Organic Cotton

Organic cotton is among one of the many fabric options to choose for your birdee. The soft material is perfect for any infants with sensitive skin. Here are 10 facts about this eco-friendly fabric!

  1. Organic cotton is grown without pesticides and does not contain any chemicals or genetically engineered substances.
  2. Organic cotton is hypoallergenic and does not contain irritants such as pesticides, pigments, and bleach. Furthermore, it does not contain any metals which are normally present in dyes. 
  3. Organic cotton is good for temperature control because the fibers allow for ventilation. Body moisture is removed by absorption and evaporates it into the air. 
  4. Production of organic cotton increased by almost 152% from 2007-2008. That equates to more than 140,000 metric tons of cotton! 
  5. The largest cotton producing nation is India, followed by Syria and Turkey. 
  6. A product that might only have a small amount of organic material can still be labeled as organic. However, there are different certifications that products can have to make sure the product is actually organic. Two popular certifications include the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Fair Trade. GOTS is currently the highest level of certification and covers both the ecological process as well as the social standards. Fair trade is focused on the workers. Many of Two Birdees clothing you find are GOTS certified
  7. In 2013, less than 1% of cotton grown was organic cotton. 
  8. Besides being used for stylish baby clothing, organic cotton is used for products such as towels, bedding, diapers, stationary, and even toys. There are also some animal feeds that are made from organic cottonseed. 
  9. Unlike regular cotton farms, organic cotton farms rotate their crops. Crop rotation is able to build strong soil, which in turn allows the cotton to retain water in a more efficient way. This helps in water conservation as it takes less water to grow organic cotton than normal cotton. 
  10. Organic cotton is not just great for our babies now, but even more importantly, it contributes to a cleaner environment for our kids to grow into!