Organic cotton is generally defined as cotton that is grown organically in subtropical countries such as India, Turkey, China, and parts of the USA from non-genetically modified plants, and without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides aside from the ones allowed by the certified organic labeling.
In the United States, for example, cotton plantations must also meet the requirements enforced by the National Organic Program (NOP) from the USDA in order to be considered organic.
The production of organic cotton is supposed to promote and enhance biodiversity and biological cycles.
When buying food, do we pay attention to the ingredients and to where and how were they made?
Try to do the same with clothing.