In recent years, with the enhancement of people's awareness of health and environmental protection, green organic products have gradually become popular and become a mainstream trend in today's social development. As an emerging pure natural green raw material, the use of organic cotton is increasing at an unprecedented rate.
Relevant data shows that about 50% of the fiber needed worldwide comes from cotton, but cotton farmers need about 260 million US dollars to buy pesticides every year. 10% Cotton is the crop that uses the most pesticides, and the toxic chemicals and highly toxic pesticides used in large quantities have caused serious harm to human health and the environment. Pesticides will not only affect the local ecology and the health of residents, but also pollute the soil and groundwater, indirectly harming people and nature in other areas. As for the chemical fertilizers that can increase the yield, over time, the land will become acidified and salinized, and the local strength will not be able to recover, and it will become a wasteland that cannot be cultivated.
The reason why organic cotton is recognized by people is that in addition to requiring the content of pesticides, heavy metals, nitrates, harmful organisms (including microorganisms, parasite eggs, etc.) and other toxic and harmful substances in cotton to be controlled within the limits specified in the standard, more importantly, organic cotton is required. The planting and production of cotton is of great significance to protect the ecological environment, promote the healthy development of human beings, and meet people's consumer demand for green and environmentally friendly ecological clothing. It is this healthy and environmentally friendly consumption concept that promotes the rapid development of organic cotton textiles.
To ensure that organic cotton fabrics are pollution-free in the whole process from raw materials to final products, it is necessary to ensure that no chemical raw materials are used in the entire production process. This is quite difficult for most textile enterprises, and no good solution has been found. The bottleneck of organic cotton development. The fabric contains organic cotton that represents health and environmental protection. In a sense, this consumption concept is more important than its own function.
Now, organic cotton is grown in many countries, mainly in Turkey, India, China, the United States, Peru, Brazil and Egypt. According to the forecast of the International Committee of Organic Agriculture, in the next 30 years, 30% of the global cotton production will be replaced by organic cotton, and the output will reach 8 million tons. The price of organic cotton is 2 to 3 times higher than that of ordinary cotton, and the supply is still in short supply.
The reason for this phenomenon is: the development of organic cotton textiles can not only bring value-added benefits to enterprises, but also enable enterprises to have sustainable development capabilities. As a natural and environmentally friendly textile raw material, organic cotton is suitable for the production of high-end shirts, underwear, children's clothing, scarves, socks and other apparel and home textile products. It can effectively improve the added value of products and enhance the core competitiveness of enterprises. It is a new product with great development prospects. Now, more and more consumers have realized the influence of organic cotton on health and the environment, and many well-known brand clothing companies have also added organic cotton products to their production lines.