Is there a difference between conventional and organic cotton? Turns out, although both are grown from cottonseeds are spun into cotton fabric, the farming and production of these two textiles are very different.
While conventional cotton is considered the world's dirtiest crop, using up as much as 25 percent of the world's insecticides and typically grown from GMO cotton seeds, certified organic cotton is clean. That’s because organic cotton is grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides or insecticides, is never genetically engineered, and is safe for farmers, our waterways, our soil, and us.
Here are a few more of the notable differences between conventional and organic cotton: