The Benefits of Choosing Certified Organic Cotton
To celebrate Australian Organic Awareness Month we’re excited to share all the benefits of choosing certified organic cotton. Both the top sheet and all internal layers of hannahpads are made only from OSC100 certified organic cotton! This means there are no pesticides, insecticides, chemical fertilisers or GMOs, YAY!
Better for Mother Earth
Organic cotton is produced in a way to minimise any potential harm to the earth and ecosystems, unlike conventional cotton production which is often harsh on the planet. Organic cotton doesn’t damage the soil it’s grown in, there’s less impact on the air and it uses 71% less water and 62% less energy to produce.
Conventional cotton is a tainted crop, using 16% of the world’s insecticides and 7% of pesticides. Which is why it takes three years for farmers to convert their land from conventional to organic in order to clear the soil of all the chemicals!
Organic cotton uses less water as it is 80% rain-fed, therefore reducing pressure on local water sources. Did you know that it takes 2,700 litres to make a conventional cotton t-shirt!
Healthier for Everybody
Your body will thank you for choosing products made from certified organic cotton, especially your vag! Due to the mucous membranes of your vagina it is highly porous and anything in direct contact will be absorbed into the bloodstream. So opting for all natural and all organic menstrual products is a MUST for maintaining your health!
Not only do you benefit from choosing certified organic cotton but so do the farmers, their families and communities. People aren’t exposed to toxic chemicals in the field or through the water supply. Organic cotton even impacts our diets as the cotton seeds ends up into foods like cookies, chips and being fed to livestock. So while you may not be eating cotton fiber, the by-product can make its way into our diets.
It’s important when choosing organic cotton products to look for a certification. hannahpads have the Organic Content Standard certification, a third party assurance so that the organic cotton can be traced back to its source. To read more about this certification check out our blog post.
You’re not just paying for your health when you purchase organic cotton. You’re investing in water conservation, cleaner air, better soil and farmer livelihoods. So you know your money is benefiting everyone!