When one looks to buy organic cotton bathrobes, they may wonder exactly what is involved in creating this soft and practical garment that is so popular that almost everyone has one. If you choose organic cotton, and it is Turkish organic cotton where terry cloth was invented and has been made for centuries the procedures for conventional and organic are different.
When you go online, type in your search window ‘organic cotton bathrobes’ to narrow down the vendors that offer them.
Cotton production has progressed steadily, historically the major concern has been the insect called the boll weevil, which consumes the cotton fiber found inside the pod, or boll. Organic cotton is produced from non- genetically modified plants without synthetic agricultural chemicals like fertilizers and pesticides, instead using bio-pesticides.
Cotton has a big footprint. It covers 2.5% of the world’s cultivated land yet disproportinately uses 16-25% of the world’s insecticides, more than any other single major crop. Conventional cotton production uses more chemicals than other crops and accounts in total for 10-16% of the world’s pesticides (including herbicides, insecticides, and defoliants). Chemicals used in the processing of cotton pollute the air and surface waters.
Cotton growers using biologically based growing practices offer a healthier and cleaner product, but also, protects surface and groundwater quality thus eliminating contaminants in runoff, yield soils with higher organic matter content, thicker topsoil depth.
Various organizations around the world certify growers as complying with the guidelines, which specify the procedures and regulations for production and handling of organic crops.
Producers must elaborate an organic production or handling system plan which must also be approved by the certifying agency or in the USA, the USDA. A list of substances used on the crops and a description of their composition is required. This inventory of substances is important for the regulation of allowed and prohibited material so that the conventionally grown cotton fields that are often nearby are produced using different chemicals and ensures that there is no runoff that compromises integrity.