The organic cotton ororganic cotton, is produced following a low environmental impact supply chain. For the production oforganic cottononly the methodologies provided for by thebiological agriculture eliminating the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, toxic to the environment and to the final consumer, since these are substances that persist in cotton same.
As already explained in the article dedicated toorganic underwear, theorganic cottonit is certified by third-party organizations that are responsible for verifying the production phases and issue the certificationbiologicalonly if manufacturers comply with the required standards.
As required by organic farming, in addition to the ban on the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, organic cotton, to be certified as such, must not come from genetically modified seeds (GMOs). In Europe, the legislation governing the production of organic cotton is the EC regulation n ° 834/2007 of June 28, 2007.
Globally, the production oforganic cottongrows year by year, already in 2009 the cultivation of organic cotton has grown by 20 percent compared to the previous two years. Despite the high growth, at the present statue, the percentage of cultivation oforganic cottonit represents only just over 1% of world cotton production. To cover this percentage are about 220 thousand farmers active in the cultivation of organic cotton.
Theorganic cottonit is grown in 22 countries around the globe. Among the top 10 producers are India, Turkey, Syria, Tanzania, China, the United States, Uganda, Peru, Egypt and Burkina Faso.
The organic cotton is one of the cornerstones of theGreen fashionbut it is also widely used outside the textile and clothing industry. The fiber oforganic cottonis used for the production of a large number of personal care products, from sanitary products, to cotton balls, make-up remover wipes, cotton buds ... it is widely used in the world of furniture for the realization of coverings, bed linen (sheets , blankets ...) household linen (towels, bathrobes ...) and is also used for the production of hygienic accessories such as absorbent diapers. A large quantity of cotton is destined to the world of children for the production of toys, to the world of stationery until it becomes a constituent of paper.
Of the cultivation of the organic cotton nothing is thrown away: the seeds of organic cotton are used for animal feed while organic cottonseed oil is used for various food products. In the home, a cotton plant plays a highly decorative role.