Organic Cotton Industry
There are many types of cotton used in the manufacture of fabrics, but if you are concerned that what you are buying has been grown in a truly safe way, then your best option is organic cotton, as the organic system is the only system that replaces environmentally toxic materials with materials that are better for the environment and you.
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. These methods work to renew and preserve soil fertility and prohibit the use of pesticides and toxic industrial fertilizers, in addition to preventing genetic modification or the use of genetically modified seeds. Organic cotton is manufactured in five stages start from Planting and ending with a ready-to-use cloth as clothing, toys, or others.
The word (organic) is not limited to organic farming, but GOTS certified organic cotton also guarantees environmentally and socially safe manufacturing.
Cotton is grown in green fields in the tropics because the goal is an organic crop, so the whole process is planned before the start of cultivation, where the appropriate healthy soil is chosen, not only as a means of growth but as a living system. Farmers remove weeds and weeds that may interfere with cotton growth or compete with them in the consumption of nutrients such as water and sunlight.
Followed by planting cotton seeds in the soil, and they are watered with rain, within a week the seedlings will form, and within about six weeks the cotton flower will form, then the cotton balls are picked by the farmers manually, and moved to the next stage.
The process of converting cotton balls into fibers, after selecting the cotton balls, is transported by truck to the ginning factory, and they are placed in the ginning machine. where the cotton fibers are separated from the seeds, dirt, stems, and leaves are also removed.
After separation and cleaning are completed, the seeds are collected for use in cotton cultivation in the following year, and part of them is also used to make cottonseed oil.
The process of converting fibers into yarns, in which the cotton is cleaned well. And then combed by machines to produce a tight spinning reel.
Once this stage is completed these rollers are transferred to the dyeing factories.
In the manufacturing processes of ordinary cotton, very amounts of harmful chemicals are used, and these materials continue to be toxic for a long time after manufacturing.
Here to produce an entirely organic fabric, natural dyes such as beetroot and turmeric are used. After this stage, the cotton is ready to design clothes, toys, etc.
Here, ready-to-use cotton is distributed to factories.
During all the processes that organic cotton goes through, any use of chemical products, pesticides, and manufacturers negatively affects any workman or the environment is excluded. This manufacturing process costs more than traditional cotton manufacturing.
Accordingly, any company certified to manufacture organic cotton is putting itself at risk when using any of these chemicals.