The idea of “buying local” is no longer a trend. Consumers of all demographics realize the importance of supporting local businesses and the advantages it can have, especially when it comes to your diet. Slowly but surely, this idea is creeping into other forms of businesses, but let’s face it; Everything you need isn’t made in your hometown. At that point, it’s advantageous to look for American-made products and products made with Purified Cotton™ fit the label to a tee. Here are two BIG reasons you should consider buying cotton grown in the good ol’ US of A.
American Grown Cotton is Sustainable
Every product in your home (and even its various pieces) must go through what is called a “supply chain.” According to Investopedia, “a supply chain is a network between a company and its suppliers to produce and distribute a specific product.” This involves many different steps that include individuals, companies, and processes that can potentially span the entire continent. The more time, money, and travel it takes to produce a product, the less sustainable it becomes.
While not all cotton is grown in America, some companies are devoted to only using cotton grown, harvested, and converted in the USA. Compare that to rayon, which is commonly found in many personal care products. Wood pulp, which is the raw material found in rayon, is largely produced in pulp mills in South America and Africa. It’s then shipped to various locations in Eastern and Western Europe to be processed into rayon fiber then shipped to America. Cotton grown in the United States uses less resources, takes less energy to produce, and also goes through rigorous testing standards for safety and quality.
American Grown Cotton Supports Farmers
You can thank a farmer every single day, but your actions keep them in business. Farming is not a simple process and over the years, the farming industry has made significant advances in the field of cotton growing. Farmers have managed to double cotton production while reducing the amount of land needed to grow crops through soil conservation and improved seed varieties that yield higher pounds per acre.
They’ve also made strides to reduce the amount of pesticides placed on raw cotton, the amount of water used to ensure strong growth, and lowered the amount of energy it takes to produce a field of cotton. Also, if you’re buying American grown cotton, you’re helping keep agricultural careers in America and create new ones.
The next time you’re at the store and have a few extra minutes, take the time to look at the label on your personal care products, not just the price tag. American made products are often a little bit more expensive, but that’s because they’re paying workers good wages, ensuring responsible safety practices, and only putting out the best for consumers. Luckily, we’ve made it easy for you to identify Purified Cotton™ products. Simply look for our label and you can feel good about the personal care products your family uses on a daily basis.