Why XKKO Organic?
• Organic cotton is softer to the touch because it contains cotton fibres intact by chemicals that are used in conventional cotton growing and processing
• Organic cotton has a more pleasant aroma, since no formaldehyde is used during its processing
• Organic cotton is gentler on the skin and, in terms of allergies, it contains no harmful chemicals
• Organic cotton has a higher degree of permeability
But these are just some reasons why prefer organic cotton clothing and avoid cotton grown in a conventional way. But now you will say: "Cotton - such a pleasant material..."
But did you know that...?
Conventional cotton growing uses almost a quarter of world pesticides and according to the information provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), every year 20,000 people die of pesticide poisoning in developing countries. Have you ever seen a photograph of the hands of a farmer growing cotton the conventional way?
Most cotton is grown in developing countries and a huge number of overused pesticides and chemical fertilizers are detrimental to soil fertility. And this, paradoxically, results in even higher consumption of chemicals.
WHO classifies up to 40% pesticides used in conventional cotton growing as dangerous. The saddest part is the fact that small children, who are at risk of acute poisoning, are also involved in its cultivation. Dangerous pesticides also pose a threat to drinking water sources, and the social dimension of this problem is also significant. Families of farmers growing conventional cotton at ridiculously low prices often get trapped in a spiral of debt. They need money to buy more and more pesticide, etc. They cannot get out of the vicious circle, and for example, in India, there is a terribly high number of suicides among these farmers.
As demonstrated by a 2004 study conducted by the University of Łódź, residues of hazardous pesticides can also be detected in cotton clothes that reach the end customer.
Organic cotton provides an alternative. It is grown in more than 22 countries, including many developing ones. And the demand for organic cotton is steadily rising. Demand pressure can directly influence the way it is grown, thus having a positive impact on environmental safety as well as a positive social impact on farmers' lives. Even you yourselves can help by carefully considered purchases...
What is organic cotton?
Organic cotton is cotton grown without the use of synthetic chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Natural methods are used instead of agricultural pesticides. No toxic chemicals are used during the processing and production of organic cotton products. When wearing and using organic cotton products, we are not exposed to the effects of chemical residues and, at the same time, we slightly contribute to the protection of our environment.
And, moreover, organic cotton fabrics undergo a lower degree of processing, and, therefore, they are more durable and maintain greater natural softness. So, for your money, you get a much higher quality and even a good feeling ...
Organic cotton is often grown in various fair trade projects, whether certified or uncertified, and its subsequent processing, by small companies that take care of ethical working conditions, into the final product of cotton makes you aware of the fact that your clothes or other textiles have not been sewn under unimaginable working conditions in so-called sweatshops, or by children who work very often in such sweatshops.