We probably all know cotton very well, but in this blogpost, we’ll talk a little about what it comes from and what the difference is to organic cotton. Cotton in general is the most widely produced natural fiber on the planet. The fibers come from cotton plants and before it can be turned into clothing, the cotton seeds must first be separated from the plant.
Most consumers know that clothes made from cotton is great in many ways – it is highly comfortable, has a good value and is durable. From a designer and manufacture’s perspective it is also nice because of its versatility. It can be blended with other fibers, be knit or woven, and is easy to dye into any preferred color.
Organic cotton is a type of cotton that is fairly new, and here at Basic Apparel we have already approached it with open arms. We have both non-organic cotton and organic cotton in our collections and slowly as we move forward, you’ll definitely see more and more organic in our styles. So, what is organic cotton and how is it different from the non-organic?
The biggest difference is in the water usage. The amount of water needed for 1 kg. organic cotton is only 1/4 of what is needed for non-organic. Also, the working environments are better for the workers. There is no use of chemicals and pesticides and in this way, workers avoid health problems sometimes caused by non-organic production. Organic cotton is better for the land, the water and the people. You will, as a consumer, also benefit from the quality of it, making your skin feel softer.
Basic Apparel as a brand have both variations of cotton and as before mentioned, we aim to become more organic day by day.
We hope you have learned a little something about the source and characteristics of cotton in this blogpost and wish you happy shopping!
// Basic Apparel team