Organic cotton is a special type of cotton that is grown without the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides. This results in reduced environmental impact and improved health for farmers and workers.
Organic cotton is also known as "organic" or "sustainable" and helps to preserve biodiversity. There are also some benefits for the end consumer as organic cotton is often perceived to be kinder to the skin and more comfortable as it contains fewer chemicals.
There are also standards and certifications that organic cotton must meet in order to be sold as organic, such as the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and the Organic Content Standard (OCS).