Did you know?
Hand picking the cotton balls is an ancient Peruvian practice, and still the practice today. It is a respect of the plant, the fields, and the individuals that harvest; the careful handling preserves the long stranded fibers, contributing to its silky hand feel & lustrous shine.
Organic Cotton Farming avoids using hazardous chemical fertilizers & pesticides, while the absence of heavy machinery helps lower harmful carbon emissions.
Organic soil retains more water.
Peruvian Organic Pima Cotton is grown from Non-GMO Seed. The Peruvian Government banned the use of any/all Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) in 2011 to protect and secure its ancient biodiversity.
GMO Cotton Seeds have proven to cause resistance within the pests themselves against which the seed was genetically engineered, giving cause for increased pesticides, fertilization, & water consumption.
Organic Peruvian Pima Cotton is soil replenishing rather than depleting, and it is frequently farmed in rotation with other crops, enhancing food safety and security.
Organic Peruvian Pima Cotton Farming, its approach and best practices, both economically & culturally sustain the social welfare of communities involved that surround the organic farms, as well as to ensure the continuity of their ancient textile traditions.
Photo Credit: Bergman Rivera