Regenerative Cotton

Since the industrial revolution, the way that we produce food and clothing has been damaging our ecosystem — and contributing up to a third of global carbon emissions. Deep-tilling and the use of harmful chemicals has turned our soil into useless dirt. To make matters worse, massive areas of land around the world have become barren. And these lands can no longer absorb carbon from our atmosphere.

The problem is that more carbon is being released than stored. In order to invert this unsustainable situation, we can re-introduce a form of agriculture that supports healthy soil. How? By implementing regenerative agriculture practices, we can rebuild healthy soil, draw more carbon down from the atmosphere — and turn climate change around.

One ways of implementing regenerativa agriculture is to convert conventional cotton production to regenerative organic cotton. Thanks to organic cotton, farmers earn more money and are no longer exposed to toxic pesticides. Compared to conventional cotton, organic one consumes 62% less energy, has 46% less impact on global warming and has 91% less water consumption.

However, the conversion from conventional to organic cotton takes three years. The soil needs this time to recover from the artificial pesticides. During this time, the farmers cannot sell the cotton as organic cotton and do not receive an organic premium. In addition, they have problems finding high-quality, GMO-free seeds - an essential prerequisite.

More than 50% of smallholders give up on conversion to organic cotton within the first year because they cannot do it alone. This explains why less than 1% of the cotton used in the textile industry is organic.

Two of our brands, Armedangels and Organic Basics, are actively contributing to regenerative agricolture and organic cotton production.

Armedangels

Organic Basics