Organic materials reduce the global warming potential by upwards of 46%. Conventionally produced cotton has a carbon footprint twice the size of organic cotton. The significant reduction compared to non-organic cotton production is attributed to the lower inputs required by organic farming, mainly manufactured fertilizer, pesticides, and irrigation.
There is a 91% reduction in freshwater consumption from rivers, lakes, and streams in organic vs. conventional cotton farming. Only 180 cubic meters of blue water is consumed per tonne of organic cotton. Conventional cotton uses up to 2,120 cubic meters.
On the other hand, organic cotton uses no toxic pesticides whatsoever, leading to healthier workers & farm communities due to the absence of chemicals in the air and water flowed from farms.