What is Organic Cotton?

Cotton grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and non-GMO matter, and with an environmentally and socially responsible approach, is deemed Organic – as per National Programme for Organic Production(NPOP)¹


No Harmful chemicals used while growing


Conserves water through rain water harvesting


Preserves soil health through crop rotation, composting

Why do we need Organic Cotton?

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Organic Cotton farming promotes overall farm health and is the viable solution for most of the environmental and health consequences associated with pesticide-intensive cotton production. Further, studies have shown organic cotton farming helps improve soil quality, leads to greater carbon sequestration and increases water-holding capacity of soil²

Benefits of Woodwose’s Organic Cotton Fabrics

Why Organic Cotton has not become popular?

(Based on our consumer research)

“It is very expensive

“Unlike organic food, no benefits compared to regular cotton”

Not very durable

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Frequently Asked Questions

The main difference is the usage of synthetic inputs for cotton production. In conventional cotton production, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides are used to maximize yield and manage pests, weeds and diseases. However, in organic cotton farming, synthetic inputs are prohibited and instead environmentally and socially sustainable methods of farming – such as crop rotation, intercropping, animal manure, composting etc. – are employed to help preserve the regenerative capacity of the soil and weed off pests and diseases.

2019/20 was the record-setting year for organic cotton, with the largest volume of organic cotton fiber harvested globally to date. In total, 229,280 farmers grew 249,153 tonnes of organic cotton fiber on certified organic land in 21 countries. This represents a 4% growth in fiber volume and is the fourth year in a row that organic cotton production has increased. Organic cotton accounted for almost 1% of the global cotton harvest that season. Source: https://textileexchange.org/textile-exchanges-2021-organic-cotton-market-report-now-released/

While organic cotton does not have direct health benefits like organic foods (which are consumed), it does have indirect benefits due to its production practices. 1st – It is produced without the use of harmful chemicals which means that it is gentler on the skin, your largest breathing organ. 2nd – Woodwose’s organic cotton, due to its manufacturing techniques, has proven to be UV-resistant and Anti-bacterial. [SEE OUR TEST RESULTS]

Organic cotton is grown in roughly 21 countries, of which the production is as follows: India (51%), China (17%), Kyrgyzstan (10%), Turkey (10%), Tajikistan (5%), Tanzania (2%), USA (2%), (Uganda (1%), Greece (.5%), Benin (0.4%), Peru (0.2%), Burkina Faso (0.19%), Pakistan (0.17%), Egypt (0.12%), Ethiopia (0.05%), Brazil (0.04%), Mali (0.03%), Argentina (0.005%), and Thailand (0.003%).

Cotton is infamous for being a ‘water-hungry’ crop, accounting for ~69% of textile fiber’s water footprint. This compounded with the use of synthetic fertilizers is taxing on the environment. Organic cotton farms, however, due to their strict water management criteria are required to 

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