The most notable difference between organic cotton and regular cotton is that organic cotton is grown without the use of harmful pesticides. Traditional cotton is accountable for almost 25% of all chemical pesticides used in agriculture. Nearly 50% of the textile market uses cotton, which means a lot of chemicals are seeping into our earth and over time this increases green house gases and the likelihood of contamination of the same soil that may grow our children’s, children’s vegetables. We think that is a BIG deal.
Initially there will be no noticeable difference in quality of organic cotton vs. traditional cotton. However, over time, we believe with proper care, organic cotton will actually last longer than traditional cotton because it has not been subject to chemicals and metals, that inevitably alter the quality of the cotton.
Birch Organic fabrics are made with love, not pesticides.