Why Harmony Art Organic Cotton?*
Natural untreated GMO free seeds.
Typically treated with fungicides or insecticides.
Healthy soil through crop rotation. Retains
moisture in soil from increased organic matter.
Synthetic fertilizers, loss of soil due to monocrop
culture, intensive irrigation.
Healthy soil creates natural balance. Beneficial
insects and trap crops used.
Aerial spraying of insecticides and pesticides.
9 of the most commonly used pesticides are
known cancer-causing agents.
Natural defoliation from freezing temperatures
or through the use of water management.
Defoliation induced with toxic chemicals.
Warp fibers stabilized using double plying or
Warp fibers stabilized using toxic waxes.
Safe peroxide is used.
Chlorine bleaching creates toxic bi-products
which are released into the environment.
Soft Scour in warm water with soda ash for a
PH of 7.5-8.
Hot water, synthetic surfactants, additional
chemicals (sometimes formaldehyde).
Low-impact fiber-reactive or natural dyes with
low metal and sulfur content.
High temperature with heavy metals and
Low-impact or natural pigments with no heavy
Heavy metals in pigments run off into
waterways polluting streams.
Positive story can be told to differentiate you from your competitors.
None. As awareness of organic advantage
expands, potential for negative image.
Initial cost more expensive. Long term
Initially cheaper. Long- term impact on
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* All Harmony Art organic cotton fabrics conform to the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS).