Cotton is the most used fabric in fashion simply because cotton makes the best textiles and wears wonderfully well. This explains the vast amounts of cotton that are necessary around the world.
Thankfully some of our brands are choosing 100% certified organic cotton. For example Aiayu and Humanoid.
Organic cotton is made from non-genetically modified cotton and is being produced without chemical pesticides. Humanoid’s cotton gets ecologically dyed with a cold-dye technique (literally dying the fabric at a low temperature), which is the most sustainable.
You can wash and iron organic cotton exactly the same way you can any other cotton. If you’d like to continue contributing to the environment, make sure you use an organic washing powder and wash at a lower temperature. Simple as that.
So – better for the environment but also better for your skin.