The earth rewards us with the best of it, if we care for it. It has blessed us with a complete space to obtain resources for our needs, to treat them our way and decompose them without any hazardous effects. But we chose to treat it with threat causing pollution.
Cotton being highly consumed fiber has to cope up with the demands and hence to increase productivity is treated with chemicals. Organic cotton farming, a way of obtaining cotton through natural treatments does not yield much produce as compared to conventional cotton and hence put aside by the textile industry.
Organic cotton requires a little more input from the farmer’s side but is the safest and most feasible way of growing cotton. It causes zero ill effects to environment, human health and livelihood. The use of natural fertilizers and pest control methods makes the soil even more fertile, requires comparatively less water and non-hazardous to human health. The farmers are saved from getting into a debt trap and learn to raise income through natural and non-destructive ways
Although India is the largest producer of organic cotton, its agriculture totally depends on its exports. With some organizations emerging as organic cotton brands, there are some International companies who chose to shift from organic to conventional cotton. They found conventional cotton less expensive and does not involve the issue of integrity. But this only a temporary stage of our satisfaction be it conventional cotton growing farmers, manufacturers or the cheap clothing consumers. We have intentionally kept ourselves blindfolded to the consequences that are affecting us and will majorly bother our coming generations.