Though cotton’s comfort and benefits are well known, not everyone understands the full story when it comes to this crop – and why you should give a fluff about where it comes from.
Enter: organic cotton!
Using nature-based solutions for its growth, harvest, and production, organic cotton is a top-notch choice for all your sustainable slumber needs. From its environmental excellence to its exceptional calibre, this fluffy, natural fiber is a fan favourite for a reason.
Not cott’ up on all the details yet? No worries. Just kick back, relax, and let us teach you a few things about our dear friend, organic cotton.Shop Organic Cotton
Organic Cotton is grown using methods and materials that are healthier and safer for everyone involved — especially Mother Earth.
While conventional cotton crops are typically GMOs (genetically modified organisms) that use an abundance of synthetic chemicals (like pesticides, fertilizers, and bleach) during production, organic cotton is grown, harvested, and manufactured with only non-GMO seeds and natural techniques. This ensures soil biodiversity is maintained and defends against water, earth, and air contamination by these same chemicals, which can be notorious for wreaking havoc on our ecosystems.
So by working closely with nature and adhering to strict guidelines, organic cotton farmers create healthy conditions that preserve our planet.
There’s also the fact that cotton grown organically releases 45% fewer emissions on average than its conventionally grown counterpart. And with 90% less water irrigation required, you can see why organic cotton makes for such a sustainable superstar — since it usually takes over 2500 litres of water to make just one cotton t-shirt alone.
So by choosing organic cotton, you’re choosing natural, sustainable goodness, every time.
No pesticides, no fertilizers, no bleach
Now that we’re up to speed, let’s discuss how organic cotton goes from farm, to fiber, to fabric:
As mentioned, organic cotton is grown using non-GMO seeds only. These seeds turn into bushy shrubs with creamy flowers, that, once pollinated, drop off to reveal cotton bolls — yes, bolls — containing the fluffy white fiber we all know and love.
In conventional crops, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and defoliators are used to speed up the harvesting process. But organic cotton skips these synthetic sentiments entirely, relying on natural defoliation techniques (like water, nutrient, and temperature management) to get the job done instead.
So finally, after all the leaves have fallen off to reveal that classic white puff, the cotton is collected and cleaned before being spun into yarn. And this yarn is what makes up all the soft, breathable, and comfortable cotton textiles we’re familiar with today!
Not only is this fiber a great choice sustainability-wise, but organic cotton also tends to last longer and maintain its quality better, thanks to its inertly long and strong fibers. We’ve come to call this quality “cotton confidence”, which you can read more about below.
What’s more, QE Home’s Organic Cotton bedding doesn’t break the bank, so you can skip the financial fluff and maximize every dollar spent. Talk about a win-win!