August 3, 2010
NuBe knows organic cotton. We know that our organic cotton Rebel Green lunch totes are perfect for the rebellious PBJ eaters in our lives. We know that our Native Organic Cotton bath towel sets keep us cozy after an herbal bath. And we know that, compared to methods of growing that don't follow strict environmental standards, organic cotton must be better for the environment.
But today we found out some specifics! From the Organic Trade Association:
- Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture.
- Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. In addition, federal regulations prohibit the use of genetically engineered seed for organic farming.
- Organic cotton represents 0.76 percent of global cotton production.
Less than 1% of the global production of cotton is organic?!
NuBe believes that it is time for an Organic Cotton Boom! We want to drive demand for regionally-made organic cotton products and make it easier for organic farms to prosper. May we suggest Kate's Essential Tunic
as the official uniform for the revolution?