It is not a secret now that the demand for organic cotton clothing is rising quickly. People are willing to buy more natural clothing for themselves to avoid harmful chemical bodily contact.
However, there are also some companies that are trying to make money on this high need for buying organic products. How can you trust that the t-shirts you purchase are really organic? There are 3 common tricks in marketing organic cotton.
a) Use the normal/conventional cotton and claim that it was organic. If people believe you then you will make 30% more profit with the exact same garments. So please carefully check the labels of the clothing before you buy and also try to buy from well known brands.
b) Get the organic cotton. Make the fabric from it and dye it like you do with the normal cotton. In the end you will have a harmful and chemical ridden fabric which is not organic but “made from organic cotton”.
c) You get the organic cotton and dye it with chemicals that are allowed by the organic certification companies and follow their guidelines. This is costly and the final fabric, t-shirt price will be higher but this is of course healthier. In the end your organic fabric will not be harmful! In that case you can also say the term “organic t-shirt” easily.
Confusing right? Try to stay away from “made in India” and “made in China” organic cotton products for now. USA and Turkey is offering a much better quality product at the moment.