Organic cotton is natural cotton derived from non-genetically modified plants. These plants are not farmed using synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides and are farmed in sub-tropical countries such as Turkey, China and USA.
Farming cotton conventionally involves a high usage of chemical substances. 10-16% of the total of pesticides around the world (including herbicides, insecticides and defoliants) are used for the cotton production. The cultivation of organic cotton promotes and enhances biodiversity and biological cycles. Organic cotton is certified by established institutions that oversee the entire agricultural process of cotton growth.