Organic cotton is one of the most important natural fibers in the textile sector. Compared to non-certified cotton, many negative aspects in cultivation, processing and production can be eliminated by means of GOTS and BCI. First and foremost, the certificates create transparency for the origin of the fibers. There, they guarantee compliance with social, ethical and ecological standards. These include, in particular, organic land management in which synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilizers are omitted. Water consumption on organic plantations is also significantly reduced due to the multiple cultivation of the soil and the efficient use of rainwater. Since organic cotton is largely produced by small farmers, prices and wages are supported by means of organic premiums and long-term purchase contracts.
What makes organic cotton so popular for apparel and home textiles is its soft feel, skin-friendliness, ease of care and durability. It is also an excellent basis for a wide variety of blends, as it can be easily spun with other fibers. In this way, different fiber properties can be successfully combined according to the desired use.