WHY WE LOVE ORGANIC


Here at Beaumont Organic we're dedicated to using organic fabrics, and one of our most commonly used is organic cotton. Here are a few facts about organic cotton and non-organic cotton - you decide for yourself! ORGANIC COTTON...
  • Uses UNTREATED seeds (this means the seeds have not been treated with any chemical, such as fungicides and insecticides which aim to increase the chance of successful germination).
  • Never used GMO (this stands genetically modified organism meaning all the seeds planted have not been modified in any way).
  • Builds strong soil through CROP ROTATION (this is where farmers rotate the crops to get the most out of the nutrients from the soil).
  • Retains water in the soil due to increased ORGANIC MATTER in the soil.
  • Controls weeds through HAND HOEING.
  • Uses BENEFICIAL INSECTS, biological and cultural practices to control pests.
  • Relies on seasonal FREEZE for defoliation and stimulates it through WATER management.
NON-ORGANIC COTTON...
  • Treats seeds with FUNGICIDES and INSECTICIDES.
  • Uses GMO seeds.
  • Applies SYNTHETIC fertilisers.
  • Requires INTENSIVE IRREGATION (which accounts for 70% of the world's fresh water use).
  • Applies HERBICIDES to the soil to kill weeds.
  • Uses INSECTICIDES (which accounts for 25% of world's consumption).
  • Uses PESTICIDES.
  • Uses AERIAL SPRAYING.
  • Defoliates with toxic CHEMICALS.

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