Why Organic ?
Pesticides. Mainstream cotton crops are Amongst the world Highest Pesticide used crops.
- Monosodium Mmethanearsonate (MSMA),
- Ddisodium Methanearsonate (DSMA) (organic arsenicals),
- These Toxic pesticides are used to control weed, bug and bacteria damage. Pesticides directly affect the health of cotton pickers and factory workers who work hands-on with the raw cotton and indirectly find their way into the local water supply system of lakes and rivers, also, the entire wildlife eco system. To a smaller extent, the people who wear the clothing.
- Organic Cotton is pesticide free! All Brean Cotton Products are GOTS certified to ensure that the growing and manufacture of our products are free from harmful toxins and safe for the environment and your little ones.
- Water. Cotton is a very water-hungry crop. Did you know that it takes over 2,700 litres of water to make one conventional cotton t-shirt, and almost 11,000 to make a pair of jeans? If you consider the average person needs three litres of water to survive per day, that’s over ten year’s worth of someone’s clean water to make your jeans. Organic Cotton uses dramatically less potable water, as farming practices use organic matter to maintain the moisture in the soil . Helping maintain this essential resource.
- Diversity. With organic gardening practices, seeds are developed slightly differently in every region. Seeds are collected and stored, and the strongest strains continue to develop and grow. With GMO production, more of the world uses only ONE type of seed. That means if that crop ever fails, for any reason, including some kind of pest or disease that has yet to develop, it could be a disaster. The more genetic diversity, the better…for everyone.
- Fair Trade Ethically Made. Organic Cotton offers far more options for fair trade, directly paid to smaller ethically run local farms. At BREAN, we know where our cotton comes from, and that we are helping to create a sustainable local economy for that community. NO child labour is used in the production of BREAN Products.
However, less than one percent of all cotton worldwide is grown organically. In this case, choosing organic can literally save the planet.
We can and must do better. with your support. :-)