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What's the difference between non-organic and organic cotton?

Now organic cotton is taking the ethical fashion industry by storm, encouraging a new following of careful shoppers seeking high-quality clothing that meets a modern standard of ethics.

 At Sancho’s Dress we are delighted that organic cotton is getting the attention it deserves. To clarify and help you to understand why we are so keen on Organic, we made this nifty table!

 

 

Conventional Cotton

Organic Cotton

   

• Uses seeds that are treated with fungicide or insecticides

•  Uses GMO seeds for the majority of cotton

 

• Uses untreated seeds

• GMO seeds not allowed

 

•  Applies synthetic fertilisers

• Mono-cropping culture, responsible for the loss of soil

•  Depends on irrigation

• Crop rotation, intercropping and compost, that results in building organic soil

•  Retains water more efficiently due to organic matter in soil

• Applies herbicide to soil to inhibit weed germination

• Sprays herbicide to kill the weeds that do grow

• Controls seeds through cultivation and physical removal

 

• Uses insecticide to control pests

• The 9 most common are highly toxic, 5 are probable carcinogens

• Crop dusting may cause harm to surrounding eco-systems and communities

• Maintains balance between pests and their natural predators through healthier soil

• Uses beneficial insects, biological and cultural practices to control pests

 

•  May defoliate with chemicals

• Defoliates through natural seasonal freezing

• May stimulate defoliation through water management

 

• Treated with harsh chemicals, like chlorine bleach, can wear down fibers making it less durable

• Sensitive skin may have irritation caused by the nasty chemicals used during the process

• Less processed and not treated with chemicals, making it more durable

• Fibers are softer

• Organic cotton is free of allergens

 

 

There are many justifications why organic cotton should become the main label of your wardrobe. And to celebrate spring, we have a vast new collection and new brands for you to choose, try and see the difference.

 

So get exploring today. 


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Size Guide

Women’s Size Guide*

UK SIZE

US Size

BUST

WAIST

HIPS

 

CM

 CM 

CM

8/XS

4-6

83

65

88.5

10/S

8

88

70

93.5

12/M

10

93

75

98.5

14/L

12

98

80

103.5

16/XL

14

103

85

108.5

 

*please also refer to fit type of the garment in product description.

 Men's Size Guide*

UK SIZE

Chest 

WAIST

 

 

CM

 CM 

 

XS

86-91

76

 

S

91-96

78.5

 

M

96-101

81

 

L

101-106

83.5

 

XL

106-111

86

 

 

** Please also refer to style and fit