Selection between organic or convetional cotton is not a crucial factor in the total environmental impact of a cotton garment. Water footprint varies between regions . Although most of the organic cotton is rain-fed, it is not enough to say that is organic. We need to be sure is not deplaiting water resources.
Our color grown organic cotton fabric is produced in Brazil, which is rainfed, so no artificial irrigation is used (only rainwater). It is woven and spun in Europe under strict quality controls. Our supplier fully controls the processes of cultivation, spinning and weaving. It does not apply wet processes, only the washing. We also use cotton produced in Turkey, one of the countries with the least transgenic seed contamination. It is GOTS-certified both spinning and weaving. It does not apply wet processes, only the washing. We are in progress to know demand water from our Turkish organic cotton.
We have decided not to use any cotton that comes from countries or regions where the water scarcity is exacerbated by the cotton industry as happen in India. India’s extensive groundwater resources are rapidly being depleted, The government subsidizes the costs of farmers’ electric pumps, placing no limits on the volumes of groundwater extracted at little cost. We have used only when we have no options as it happens with zippers. We made our part explaining our suplier why we prefer other origin or other material.