(NON) COMMON MATERIALS: (BIO) ORGANIC COTTON
What is the difference between cotton and (bio) organic cotton?
The biggest difference between cotton and organic cotton is in the cultivation, harvesting and subsequent processing of the fiber. In order for cotton to be organic, cotton must be grown only in chemically untreated soil and then repeated in the same place for another three years.
Bio cotton. What does this designation actually mean?
Bio cotton, or organic cotton (from the English term “organic cotton”), is cotton grown without the use of synthetic chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers in order to protect the environment. In industry and textile processing, the term organic is used more. The organic label is mentioned more often in connection with the food industry.
Organic cotton protects farmers from pests with natural protection, fertilizes it only with natural compost and solves any weeds by knitting, mulching or planting several different crops at the same time. Organic cotton is harvested by hand without the use of industrial technology. Without chemistry, further processing of the yarn and subsequent dyeing of the fiber with natural substances takes place.
What are the properties and main advantages of (bio) organic cotton?
Organic cotton has softer fibers that are more breathable, more absorbent and softer to the skin. The fibers have dense “fluff” because they have not been destroyed by chemical processes. They are also suitable for allergy sufferers and children with sensitive skin.
The dyeing itself is also environmentally friendly. No heavy metal dyes or chlorine solvents are used. It is important to connect a closed water circuit, thanks to which the dyes are not discharged into wastewater or drinking sources.
Did you know that … Organic cotton has been grown for centuries, but it was not formally grown in Turkey for the first time until 1990? It then spread to India, which is now the largest grower of organic cotton.
Disadvantages of organic cotton
The disadvantage of organic cotton products is their higher price, which is related to the higher costs incurred for cultivation and processing. (Organic) organic cotton is harvested by hand, grown on smaller areas (lower yield) and this results in a higher purchase price.
Our WEGO line- Way we go
We also decided to follow the path of sustainable development and included the (bio) organic line of WEGO towels and bath towels in our offer. This series supports the philosophy of “taking from nature only absolutely necessary and not damaging it”. We produce WEGO towels in the dimensions of 50×100 cm and 70×140 cm and in the weight of 450 g / m2. We chose the five most common shades in nature in color and named them after the minerals.
The WEGO series has received the V-LABEL certificate, which designates vegan products on the market. This means that nature has been minimally affected during cultivation, harvesting, processing, production and distribution. The animals used for the harvesting process were well treated and the resulting product was not tested on the animals.
Wondering if this series makes sense in the advertising industry?
The answer is definitely yes. We can also provide the WEGO line with your logo, whether in the form of embroidery or a label. By purchasing a towel or bath towel made of organic cotton with branding, you also give a gift that makes sense.