1. Eco-Friendly and health-friendly organic fibers are grown and organic clothing is produced without the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, genetic modifications, or other substances and processes that pose a danger to human health or the environment.
2. Nonorganic and synthetic fibers, by contrast, release chemicals and dyes during production and manufacturing that damage fragile ecosystems and harm wildlife.
3. Organic natural fibers are recyclable and biodegradable, whereas nonorganics and synthetics don’t easily biodegrade and tend to accumulate in landfills, which poses a disposal problem for future generations.
4. Because organic fibers aren’t degraded by chemicals during growing and processing, clothing made from these fibers is stronger than nonorganics and has a longer lifespan.
5. Natural organic fabrics are more absorbable and breathable for your skin than nonorganic and synthetic clothing. See for yourself by comparing how organic cotton feels against your skin on a hot and humid day as opposed to polyester or other synthetic blends.
6. Natural organic fibers don’t release toxic fumes from chemicals when you wear them, whereas nonorganic synthetics off gas minute amounts of chemicals, which you then absorb through your skin and lungs.
Until the twentieth century the world’s cotton production was entirely natural and organic, but by the end of that century, as synthetic chemicals came to dominate the marketplace, cotton crops accounted for about 10 percent of all the planet’s pesticide usage and around 25 percent of all insecticides used. To put that toxic burden into human terms, the Organic Trade Association estimates that a single nonorganic cotton T-shirt is the product of one-third pound of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
Over the past decade organic cotton made a comeback among producers and consumers owing to widening concerns about the impact of pesticides and insecticides on human health and the environment. You can now readily find organic cotton in all types of clothing, from casual to high fashion; in absorbent diapers, towels, bedding, and cushions; and even in personal care products.