Is Organic Cotton Suitable for Underwear?

  • By:Teresa Zhang
  • Date:2022/06/16

For a long time, we all know that the best material for underwear is pure cotton, which is not only breathable but also not easy to breed bacteria. Although the price of the underwear made in pure cotton is higher than other materials, it is still regarded as the first choice. However, in recent years, a new type has emerged, that is, organic c+ otton, which is also a type of cotton. So is organic cotton suitable for underwear?


What is organic cotton?

Organic cotton is a kind of pure natural and pollution-free cotton. In agricultural production, organic fertilizers, biological control of pests and diseases, and natural farming management are the mainstays. Chemical products are not allowed, and pollution-free is also required in the production and spinning process; it has ecological , green and environmentally friendly features.


Organic cotton is also called ecological cotton. Of course, it also belongs to a kind of cotton, so it also has some characteristics of cotton. First of all, this cotton is mainly grown in natural organic fat biological control of pests and diseases, and it is pollution-free throughout the breeding process. No other chemicals will be used. The production of inorganic cotton also has very strict requirements on the natural environment, including conditions such as ocean bays, soil, and air. The cotton produced under these conditions surely have better quality.


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What is the difference between organic cotton and pure cotton?

1. Selection requirements

Organic cotton's cotton seeds are non-GMO and cultivated by professional breeders in top-quality organic cotton fields. Ordinary cotton has no restrictions on seeds and has poor resistance to pests during growth.

2. Planting land requirements

Organic cotton requires certified land for planting. Ordinary cotton planting sites do not require much soil, ordinary cotton planting sites do not require much soil, as long as there is a climate suitable for cotton growth, and sufficient light and heat are sufficient.

3. Planting process

In order to reduce the damage of cotton bollworms, the organic cotton is planted in a timely manner, cultivating and weeding, pruning and pruning, and irrigating in autumn and winter to reduce the damage of cotton bollworms. There are no chemicals in the whole process from seed to organic cotton. Since there are no restrictions on the cultivation of ordinary cotton seeds, only pesticides can be used to kill insects.


How to certify Organic Cotton ?

International Organic Cotton Product Processing Standard: GOTS; OCS. The purpose of GOTS standard certification is to ensure the compliance of organic textiles from harvesting, to raw materials, to processing and to final product packaging, in order to bring a reliable product to the end consumer.


What is the advantages of Organic Cotton ?

The organic cotton is warm and soft to the touch, and the pure natural fabric makes people feel like they are in nature, which can release stress and nourish spiritual energy. Organic cotton has good breathability and warmth, absorbs sweat and dries quickly, is not sticky or greasy, and does not generate static electricity.


According to the Japanese organic cotton promoter Yamaoka Toshifumi, the ordinary cotton T-shirts we wear or the cotton sheets we sleep on may have more than 8,000 chemical residues on them. Organic cotton has no chemical residues in the production and process, so it will not induce allergies, asthma or atopic dermatitis. Organic cotton is great for children's cotton underwear, because whose planting and production process are all natural and environmentally friendly, and it does not contain any toxic and harmful substances to the baby's body.




How to distinguish between organic cotton and pure cotton ?

It is difficult to distinguish pure cotton from organic cotton by appearance. If you have a piece of pure cotton and organic cotton, you should try to tell them apart by testing their elasticity. Pure cotton is basically inelastic, while organic cotton is elastic. Of course, it can also be distinguished from the touch, inorganic cotton will be softer than ordinary pure cotton. In general, the quality of organic cotton will be better than pure cotton.


Organic cotton is a kind of pure natural and pollution-free cotton with ecological, green and environmental protection characteristics. The fabric knitted from organic cotton is bright, soft to the touch, has excellent resilience, drapability, and wear resistance; it has unique antibacterial and deodorant properties. If it is used to make underwear, it even has advantages over pure cotton, so organic cotton is very suitable for comfortable cotton underwear.




The price difference between organic cotton and ordinary cotton

No pesticides are used in the cultivation of crops. In short, it returns to the original agriculture, weeding operations, insect control operations, fertilizer production, etc. No matter which one is selected, it requires huge labor and time, which first becomes to a part of the cost.  In addition, the certification fee for applying for a certificate issued by a third-party certification agency is also included. Generally, ordinary cotton does not have these costs, and in the process of spinning and fabric knitting, no chemicals are used, and natural materials and machinery are used. Low-speed operation is required to meet market demand, and small production is required. Compared with economic benefits, ecological factors are often given priority, resulting in increased costs. Judging from the development trend of underwear fabric in the 21st century, people pursue nature and return to nature. While underwear is warm and beautiful, it pays more attention to the functions of health care and relaxation and comfort. In this context, organic cotton has better development prospects and becomes more important material for underwear.


With the mission of continuously improving customer experience, Unitex customized cotton underwear has carefully crafted the quality of its products in every detail, from cotton planting to organic cotton spinning, knitting, dyeing, production, packaging, and export; keeping up with international trends to ensure product quality and sense of design meet and exceed customer expectations. 

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