So I will be totally honest here, I am not good at Crafts such as Knitting, Sewing and making any type of clothing The best I can do is fix a hole in my pants lol but I know there are so many wonderful and creative folks out there who do this and I am so excited to bring this wonderful company to you.
Organic Cotton Plus is an amazing site that sells all Organic Cotton fabrics. They offers several fabrics that are perfect for making sheets, comforters, duvets, and pillowcases. You can even make your own disposable diapers and pad. Also great for all those Knitters out there!
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture.
Why use Organic Cotton?
|seed preparation:||Natural, untreated GMO freeseeds.||Typically treated with fungicides orinsecticides. Possible GMOs.|
|soil preparation:||Healthy soil through crop rotation. Retains moisture in soil from increased organic matter.||Synthetic fertilizers, loss of soil due to mono- crop culture, intensive irrigation.|
|weed control:||Healthy soil creates natural balance. Beneficial insects and trap crops used.||Aerial spraying of insecticides andpesticides. Nine of the most commonly used pesticides are known cancer-causing agents.|
|harvesting:||Natural defoliation from freezing temperatures or through the use of water management.||Defoliation induced with toxic chemicals.|
|production:||Warp fibers stabilized using double-plying or nontoxic cornstarch.||Warp fibers stabilized using toxic waxes.|
|whitening:||Safe peroxide is used.||Chlorine bleaching creates toxic by-products, which are released into the environment.|
|finishing:||Soft scour in warm water with soda ash, for a pH of 7.5 to 8.||Hot water, synthetic surfactants, additional chemicals (sometimes formaldehyde).|
|dyeing:||Low-impact fiber-reactive ornatural dyes with low metal and sulfur content.||High temperature containing heavy metals and sulfur.|
|printing:||Low-impact, water-based inks and/or pigments with no heavy metals.||Pigments may be petroleum based and contain heavy metals. Run-off spills into waterways, polluting streams.|
|fair trade:||Social criteria in place to ensuresafe, healthy, non-abusive, nondiscriminatory environment with living wages.||No social screening. Possible child or forced labor used. Facilities may be unsafe and unhealthy.|
|marketing:||Positive story can be told todifferentiate you from your competitors.||None. As awareness of organic advantage expands, increased potential for negative image.|
|price:||Initial cost more expensive. Long-term advantages: priceless.||Initially cheaper. Long-term impact on environment: devastating.|
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