- The 3rd largest consumer of irrigation water, after rice and wheat
- 5,263 liters of water consumed for a single kilo of cotton
Organic cotton is:
- Only 0.1% of world cotton production
- The use of natural pesticides
- Lower water consumption
- Correct production conditions
- A supple and soft material
Organic cotton is above all ecological. Its production requires crop rotation: this method involves regularly changing the location of the plantations to prevent the spread of disease. This improves soil fertility and uses less water. The cultivation of organic cotton also uses artisanal irrigation methods that limit water consumption.
The inputs are limited: no pesticides or chemicals! Organic cotton farmers use organic insecticides, pesticides or natural fertilizers. They manufacture their own inputs, an economic benefit for them. Growing organic cotton therefore does not deplete the soil and is in no way harmful to the animal species that live around it. This is called eco responsibility!
Textiles treated with pesticides or heavy metals can be harmful to our health. Clothing made from organic cotton is recommended for people with sensitive skin, especially babies and young children, although everyone can appreciate the benefits of organic and eco-friendly textiles!
Organic cotton but also virgin wool, natural silk or linen are natural fibers that blend perfectly with the skin, which can then breathe easily. If they are treated and modified with chemicals, they lose their properties.
A textile design in organic cotton reduces the health risks of pesticides and chronic diseases.
Organic cotton crops are more economical than their traditional counterparts. They allow to reduce expenses, in particular by manufacturing their own inputs.
In the cotton industry, workers are becoming intoxicated because of the various treatments applied to them. They are exposed to heavy metals, dyes and many other substances dangerous to their health. The working conditions are neglected for a lower cost industrial manufacture above all.
The organic cotton industry is more respectful of working conditions, in particular thanks to the restriction of chemicals and the use of natural fertilizers: workers are less exposed to products that are hazardous to their health. This is called ethical manufacturing.
Not only does organic cotton limit allergies or irritation due to the garment, it also makes it softer and more flexible. Stanley & Stella organic clothing made from organic cotton is just as trendy and stylish as classic clothing. They are comfortable and bear the hallmark of ethical and responsible manufacturing.
Adopting organic cotton means doing something for the environment and for your body!
Recycled polyester is made using already existing items. These items can be plastic bottles, old polyester clothes or other plastic waste.
Once these materials have been harvested, they undergo a chemical or mechanical transformation so that they can then be transformed again into textile fiber.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES ?
- No use of oil
Recycled polyester does not require the use of petroleum for its production. This is one of the positive points compared to polyester because oil is a polluting resource which is constantly dwindling and which is extremely harmful to the environment (production of CO2, destruction of biodiversity to extract it, etc.).
- Less energy consumption
Recycled polyester uses less energy to manufacture than virgin polyester, but be careful, it still requires a significant amount of energy.
- Limits waste
Recycled polyester makes it possible to reuse waste that was destined to be incinerated.