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You know that you are doing the right thing by purchasing organic fabric because everyone says that organic is better.  But what does that really mean?  Is it really worth it?  Here are some of the answers to your questions.  If you have more questions, please send an email to info@seworganicfabric.com. If you have a question, chances are that someone else does too.

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What is the difference between organic and regular cotton?

  • Cotton is one of the most chemically treated crops in the work and accounts for about 25% of the pesticides used in agriculture.
  • Organic cotton has to go through a process from start to finish that is certified at every step of the way.  If one step doesn't qualify for the certification, the cotton cannot be be called organic. This is why you see some cotton called eco-friendly. 

Who does organic cotton benefit?

  • Organic cotton benefits the everyone, from the growers, the harvesters, the people who process and you.  The earth also benefits as less toxins are used in the overall process. It does this by using natural, non-toxic means to control crops from seed to harvesting, from milling to finishing.

What are low impact dyes and what’s the benefit?

  • Conventional dyes use many toxins including heavy metals, benzene, formaldehyde, etc
  • Low impact dyes have a higher absorption rate and therefore less dye is needed to adhere to fibers

All of the fabrics we sell are organic.  That means that they have to meet stringent, federally mandated guidelines before they are deemed as organic fabric. If you would like to find out more about the certifications and processes please explore the links below:

 

http://textileexchange.org

 

http://www.global-standard.org/certification.html