At Filosano, we support organic fibers, like cotton, wool, hemp, and flax, because they’re grown without the use of toxic chemicals, pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or genetic engineering. Lower-impact fibers get their name from the way they’re grown and marketed. We consider and research the soil, water, and energy used to make sure that our fabrics are better for the environment in every aspect.
Organic cotton farming uses natural pesticides and crop rotation to promote crop growth. On the other hand, traditional cotton farms strip soils of nutrients, eliminating critical soil microbes. To help their products grow, additional synthetic pesticides must be added, further contributing to conventional cotton’s destructive cycle.
Healthy soil means water retention. This means using more efficient watering methods, avoiding water run-off, and pesticides leaching into our communities water. Clothes made with organic cotton use 91% less water than conventional cotton with irrigation.
Organic cotton crops are regulated in both the pre-harvest and post-harvest stages to ensure that strict guidelines are met. To be considered 100% organic, a product must be grown and harvested organically.