It is actually quite difficult to fathom the below statistics, but we think they do an excellent job of explaining just why Sustainability does matter. So, take a minute and try to wrap your head around the following:
What can we do?
We can make a start by saying no to conventional cotton and yes to organic cotton. No harmful substances are used by farmers to grow organic cotton. Instead, they use biological pesticides like sugar water. Furthermore, organic cotton requires 91% less water than its water-centric brother and it emits 46% less CO2 emissions. At Fódla, we only use organic cotton in our garments.
Secondly, the health of farmers and their families can be improved by us if we buy clothing made from organic cotton. As mentioned above, toxic substances are not used to grow organic cotton. This means farmers do not need to wear expensive protective equipment to handpick their crops.
Lastly, overall soil quality is improved through the growing of organic cotton as it leaves space for important creatures like worms and beetles. Healthy soils not only store carbon; which helps to fight climate change, they also soak up water during floods and subsequently store water for longer during droughts. As if that wasn't enough positive press for healthy soils, there's more. Organic cotton fields; unlike conventional fields, are suitable for the growth of other crops.This allows organic farmers to provide a relatively stable and diverse food supply for their families and communities.