Conventional cotton underwear is processed
with chlorine bleach. Hydrogen Peroxide
and formaldehyde is also applied in the
processing of the fabrics.
Dioxin is a carcinogen that is derived
from chlorine bleach and is responsible
for hormone disruption.
The dyeing process of conventional cotton
fabrics uses heavy metals that are harmful
Conventional cotton production accounts
for more than 10 percent of pesticide
used and nearly 23 percent of agricultural
It takes one-quarter of a pound of chemicals
to produce one conventional cotton T-shirt,
and one-quarter of a pound of chemicals
to produce 2 pairs of conventional men's
Cotton pesticides can enter the human
food chain via cotton seed oil used in
processed foods. The meat and dairy products
from cows fed cottonseed meal, trash
from cotton gins and cotton straw may
also contain pesticides that were applied
Contamination of ground water is directly
linked to pesticide & fertilizer used
on cotton crops. Nitrates found in these
fertilizers are found to cause "blue
baby syndrome" in infants.
Use of chemicals in processing weakens
the fibers and therefore conventional
cotton products wear out faster than organic
Conventional cotton growing is heavily
subsidized by public funds, hence the
deceptively low price of conventional
cotton, but at what cost? The toll on
the environment is not reflected in conventional
Organic cotton does not use any of the
myriad synthetic fertilizers or pesticides
on offer today.|
Growing the cotton crop organically
does not damage the soil, environment,
or human health.
Organic cotton farming does not poison
farm workers or their families.
Organic certification organizations
do not allow genetically modified (GMO)
fiber to be labeled organic, therefore
our organic cotton products are certified
Purchasing 2 organic cotton men's boxer
briefs will eliminate one fourth of a
pound of chemicals that would be used
to produce the same underwear using conventional
Buying organic will aid in the reduction
of "blue baby syndrome" among
Organic cotton is stronger because there
has been no damage to the natural fibers
from chemical processing.
Organic cotton is so soft, pure, cozy,
and comfortable. Who needs chemicals?
Organic cotton farming is not subsidized
by the government and needs our support
to stay alive. Let's show Mother Earth
we care, wear organic cotton, wear hemp!
Original no-compromise organic hemp store and organic cotton & linen clothing products since 1997. We ship worldwide from WA & BC. Made in USA, Canada, Europe.
We grow, weave, knit, and sew unique eco friendly, sustainable vegan products. Chemical-free. Sweatshop-free.
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Free shipping on most items ($250+) to US/Canada. Prices are in USD. We also accept CAD. 30-day returns.