Organic and sustainable cotton
Why are Kidnest baby and children’s products made in organic cotton?
In Cotton cultivation and processing are normally employed chemical and synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, growth stimulators, defoliants causing a decrease in fertility and soil salinization, loss of biodiversity, water pollution, water resources dry up and damages to cultivators’ health.
Chemical products are also employed once cotton is transformed in fibre and fabric: it is indeed bleached in ammonia and often coloured with dyes containing heavy metals, which can be absorbed through the skin.
This can be the reason why skin allergies in children register a 5% yearly increase.
Moreover, cotton cultivation is the second cause of pollution in the world: cotton cultivated on 5% cultivable land consumes 60% of total pesticides used in Indian agriculture.
Organic agriculture protects the health of people and the planet by avoiding the use of toxic chemicals, synthetic pesticides, chemical weed killers that end up in the ground, air, water and food supplies, and that are associated with health consequences, from asthma to cancer. Moreover, it avoids the employ genetically modified organisms.
The soil is enriched by natural fertilizers, dung and organic compounds. The crop rotation, milestone of organic agriculture, guarantees the preservation of soil fertility. Moreover, organic cultivation applies measures for saving and preserving water resources.