Organic Cotton pp 127-139 | Cite as

Organic Cotton and Its Environmental Impacts

  • P. Senthil KumarEmail author
  • P. R. Yaashikaa
Part of the Textile Science and Clothing Technology book series (TSCT)


Organic cotton is delivered utilizing an extensive variety of cultivating practices and cotton generation is exceedingly specialized and extremely troublesome. All techniques for creating cotton have impacts that are not really earth well disposed but rather are important to deliver the product. Organic cotton creation has a progression of social and financial dangers, particularly for little ranchers in creating nations. Therapeutic expenses and a powerlessness to work are an extreme monetary weight on influenced families. The over the top utilization of synthetic manures and pesticides in monoculture causes soil debasement, lessening its supplement and water maintenance limit. As a result, agriculturists confront declining yields and need to build generation inputs. Danger of cotton preparing: Most of these chemicals, for example, substantial metals, formaldehyde, azo colours, benzidine or chlorine fade, cause natural contamination by the factories’ waste water and numerous can be found as build-ups in the completed item. Notwithstanding, developing cotton utilizing organic generation practices is not appropriate for all nations and all agriculturists. Organic production is not really any more or any less ecologically well disposed than current ordinary cotton generation. For the textile procurer, there is no contrast between routinely developed cotton and organically developed cotton as to pesticide build-ups. Developing natural cotton is more requesting and more costly than developing cotton routinely. Organic generation can be a challenge if bug weights are high however, with duty and experience, it could give value premiums to cultivators willing to address the difficulties.


Organic cotton Environmental impacts Textile Certification Lifecycle assessment Toxic chemicals 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringSSN College of EngineeringChennaiIndia

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