How Organic Cotton Helps Save the Planet:
We already know that choosing organic cotton is better for ourselves and our bodies, but something that a lot of us don’t realize is how positive the impacts of choosing organically grown cotton over cotton that is grown conventionally can be. Organic cotton farming uses methods that are not only better for the environment but are also healthier for people farming it. These are some of the reasons why Delilah Home chooses to use organic certified cotton for our products.
Organic Farming Protects our Environment
Organic cotton farming is the environmentally responsible way to cultivate cotton. Conventionally grown cotton is one of the most chemically treated crops, and these harmful chemicals can end up in the ground, water, air, and even the food supply. Organic cotton farming uses methods to avoid using toxic pesticides. Organic cotton farmers turn to more natural ways of reducing pests such as using materials like garlic, hydrogen, neem oil, and vinegar.
Organic cotton farmers also use natural fertilizers to maintain the health of the soil. Natural farming methods such as composting, mulching, and crop rotation are also essential practices for eliminating the use of toxic chemicals and synthetic fertilizers that are linked with conventional cotton farming methods. Organic cotton farmers work to keep the soil healthy because healthy soil means healthy ecosystems and people. Organic cotton farming methods also reduce the likelihood of erosion and, although organic cotton farming uses more water initially, the sustainable practices of the farmers eventually results in an increase of the capacity of the soil to retain moisture.
The farmers of organic cotton not only benefit from the economic yields of the crop, but also experience healthier and safer work lives. Farmers applying chemicals and pesticides to conventionally grown cotton can become sick. Exposure to these harmful toxins can result in health consequences that range from asthma to even cancer. Organic cotton farming reduces the risk of farmers’ exposure to the toxic chemicals that are in synthetic pesticides. Choosing to consume organic cotton products is a step toward protecting not only ourselves and our families, but also farmers, larger farming communities, and the environment as a whole.
Why Organic Cotton?
You are constantly making decisions about what’s best for you and your family. From what you eat to what you wear, decisions about what our family consumes and the environments that we live and grow in are made every day. One of the most important decisions we make as parents involves our children’s ongoing health. That is why a growing number of parents are turning towards more organic standards for their kids, such as organic consumption and the use of organic cotton products.
Why are Americans moving to an organic lifestyle for themselves and their families? Because research shows that organic products are healthier and safer. They do not contain the harmful toxins and chemicals that can be present in non-organic products. In an article for TIME, Dr. Alan Greene and Anna Lappé agree that choosing organic-certified foods is one of the best choices we can make.
Wells, and others like her, are making the decision to use 100% organic cotton textiles because of the pesticides that are used on non-organic cotton crops. Non-organic cotton crops are chemically treated with toxic pesticides, which then come in contact with our skin. The consumption of toxic pesticides can result in negative chronic health issues.
The reality is, what we choose to consume and the products that we come in contact with all have a vital impact on our health and the environment we live in. Today, it is easier than ever to choose organic products.. With more grocery stores carrying organic produce, meat products and much more, it has never been easier to buy organic foods for our homes. Delilah Home offers organic cotton home products that make it easier for you and your family to make the switch.
Delilah Home is a member of the Organic Trade Association (OTA)
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. The OTA is the leading voice for the organic trade in the United States, representing over 9,500 organic businesses across 50 states. Its members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers' associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers and others. Organic products represented include organic foods, ingredients and beverages, as well as organic fibers, personal care products, pet foods, nutritional supplements, household cleaners and flowers. OTA’s Board of Directors is democratically elected by its members. Visit OTA.com for more information.
Why is the OTA important?
The Organic Trade Association's mission is to promote and protect ORGANIC with a unifying voice that serves and engages its diverse members from farm to marketplace. OTA's vision is to grow ORGANIC to achieve excellence in agriculture and commerce, protect the environment and enhance community well-being.
How does the OTA make a difference?
The OTA’s vision is to grow organic to achieve excellence in agriculture and commerce, protect the environment and enhance community well-being. The OTA supports the human right to knowledge and choice in the marketplace, work in harmony with the environment, promoting sustainability, understand that organic farms are the foundation of the organic industry, have established organic trade on a foundation of common organic standards, and so much more. . Members work together to encourage and protect organic farming practices and to share the positive impacts of organic products.
Delilah Home and the OTA: How We Work Together:
Our very own CEO Michael Twer is the Chairman of the Organic Trade Association's Fiber Council. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) Fiber Council works to strengthen and grow the organic fiber and textiles sector. The aim of the Council is to create a cohesive voice across fiber categories within the trade association, promote and protection the organic brand, and grow the organic fiber sector overall.
We live in a Global economy:
With the global organic business growing exponentially, our research, education, and communication, and membership subcommittees will give us a louder “voice” to express our concerns and protect the integrity of the organic brand. As Margaret Mead said it perfectly: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that even has.” Together, we can and will make a difference. #liveorganic
The OTA does all of these things to ensure that the environment is protected as well as you and your family! #LiveOrganic and #Delilahhomeliving
You can learn more about the OTA at www.ota.com!