Organic. We hear this word daily, if not several times a day. Once (and still) a trend in food products, the term organic is starting to gain significant meaning in everyday merchandise like baby wipes, hygiene products, etc. Occasionally, we may hear the term used in the labeling of cotton products.
What exactly is organic cotton?
According to the experts at Barnhardt Natural Fibers, all global certifying bodies would agree that the plant should start with a non-GMO seed and be grown with the use of organically approved pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers.
What is the difference between organic and non-organic cotton?
Surprisingly, there is not much of a difference between organic and conventional cotton other than in the way that it is grown. However, because it takes more land to yield the same amount of organic cotton and additional labor to grow and cultivate it, organic cotton tends to cost more than non-organic cotton. Once purified by Barnhardt, there is no residual pesticide, herbicide or other chemicals.
Between the two, there is no difference in performance; they are both equally hypoallergenic and beneficial for the skin and carry the same absorbency. So at the end of the day, it comes down to a personal choice.
Why choose cotton?
For the discerning consumer who is more concerned about environmental implications, organic cotton may be the preferred choice. It is also important to note that non-organic cotton is still considered to be more sustainable than synthetic fibers or artificial fibers, such as rayon, polypropylene and polyester.
Whether it is farmed as organic or non-organic cotton, Purified Cotton has pioneered the 12 Hour Purification Process and fully implements it into every bale produced, committing ourselves to providing the highest-quality cotton on the market. As a result, all Purified Cotton, organic or non-organic, has no DNA markers and no GMOs leaving the fibers pure; it’s as clean as Mother Nature herself.