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Why 100% Organic Fabrics are Better

Posted on January 16 2018

Did you know?  It takes one pound of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to conventionally grow three pounds of non-organic cotton. That makes a T-shirt and a pair of jeans. Read why 100% Organic fabrics are better for you.

Taylar Leigh Apparel Cool Collection 2018

  • No harmful pesticides,
  • Less water consumption,
  • Higher quality, more durable, longer lasting fabrics,
  • Softer, more breathable and luxurious to your skin.

About Our Organic Cotton
Our 2018 Cool Collection is made from 100% all organic cotton grown in the U.S.  Wearing organic fabrics makes a major positive impact on not just your health but the health of your planet.  Our organic cotton comes from Texas and complies with organic standards set forth by the USDA.  What’s more, federal regulations prohibit using genetically engineered seed for organic farming. All cotton sold as organic in the United States meets strict federal regulations covering how the cotton is grown.  Organic farming also uses 50 percent less energy than conventional farming according to the Rodale Institute. See a video-short on our organic cotton farm.

Understanding Organic Cotton
So what is organic cotton and why should you wear it? Compare the difference between conventional cotton and organic cotton.



Harmful Pesticides
Conventional cotton is considered the world's dirtiest crop because of its heavy use the most hazardous of pesticides.  So, anyone working these cotton fields is exposed to seriously harmful toxins. Even worse, these chemicals can seep into the farming community’s water supply.

No Toxins
Organic cotton is grown without any toxic and persistent pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.

More Water, More Energy
Non-organic cotton plants need intense irrigation and thus more energy is used
to water crops. Some estimates claim conventional cotton crops use the largest amounts of water among
all agricultural crops.

50% Less Energy
Organic farming uses 50% less energy than conventional farming. Plus, organic cotton uses far less water too

Harmful to Your Health
People feel the harmful effects of non-organic cottons and fabrics in their daily lives. Irritated skin, rashes, even headaches and dizziness can be caused by the chemical residue trapped in conventional cotton threads.

Softer, Stronger, Safer
Besides quality-of-life benefits from organic cotton, quality of the clothing is also substantially higher.  Organic cotton plants yield longer-stable fibers which makes a stronger yarn and thus a more durable fabric.  Toxin-free long-stable cotton is more breathable and feels softer and more luxurious to your skin.