Differences between organic cotton and conventional cotton | minimalism
One of the main objectives that we have in Minimalism is to put on the table all possible information so that customers and potential customers know how our clothes are produced, how much margin we have with our products and raise awareness when consuming in a more conscious way. and responsible.
Today we answer one of the topics that generates the most doubts.
What is the difference between the "natural" cotton and the organic cotton that we use in our garments?
In the cultivation of organic cotton, no insecticides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers are used , the natural cycles of the earth are favored and no toxic substances are used in the spinning and production processes.
Going into more detail in each of the processes, we can highlight the following:
- Genetically modified seeds are not used.
- The use and retention of water is managed more efficiently thanks to the increase in organic matter in the soil.
- Organic and non-chemical fertilizers, such as rock dust and humus, are added.
- Crop rotation is used to make the land more productive.
- No chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used.
- Insects are used for pest control
Regarding the treatment and elaboration of the garments:
- No toxic substances are used in the spinning and production process. This fact increases the durability of the product.
- The dyes with which the clothes are treated are natural. Less damaging the garment and thus making it more resistant.
Any process that is not endorsed by a 100% organic cotton certificate (certificate under which we produce our t- shirts , sweatshirts , underpants and socks ) would not comply with the points mentioned above, using insecticides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers, not respecting the natural cycles of the earth and using toxic substances in the spinning and production process.
To the raw material used, we must add the place where the clothes are produced . We opted for Portugal, exactly in Guimaraes , less than 500 km from our logistics center, thus reducing the carbon footprint in shipping the merchandise from the factory to the logistics center from where we ship our orders to the whole world.
We are aware of being part of the problem . The only way not to harm the planet is not to produce or sell anything.
But, also, we are part of the solution . If we are all more aware of how the clothes we wear are produced, what their raw materials are, where they are made and what carbon footprint they leave, we will be doing our bit to make this world more sustainable and conscious.
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