- Cleaner Cotton™ -
We use high quality, California grown, long staple Cleaner Cotton™ in our textiles.
We use Cleaner Cotton™ with the purpose of supporting positive ecological change in America’s cotton cultivation practices. California produces some of the highest quality cotton in the world, characterized by long and extra long staple fibers.
Long staple Cleaner Cotton™ is not only cleaner than conventional, it is luxuriously stronger, softer and longer wearing than the majority of mass produced cotton due to its superior fiber attributes.
This cotton is grown without using the 13 most toxic chemicals in California conventional cotton production and utilizes biologically based integrated pest management, water conservation practices and cleaner chemistry. With higher yields and less water use than organic; Cleaner Cotton™ is making measurable inroads into natural resources conservation and financial sustainability.
Why buy luxuriously soft and long wearing Cleaner Cotton™ products?
Cleaner Cotton™ is grown in one of the most financially depressed regions in America and your purchase positively impacts that community.
SCP’s programs support California family farmers and rural communities while reducing significant volumes of chemicals used in California cotton production: specifically 50 to 73 percent less toxic chemical inputs than conventional cotton, with measurable reductions of chemicals to California’s local watersheds. SCP introduces conventional growers to biological/sustainable farming systems, and once they see how it works on cotton, they often use these practices in managing the other crops they farm. Because organic cotton production still represents less than one percent of global cotton acreage, and less than two percent of the world’s organic cotton grown is produced in the US; California Cloth Foundry is using Cleaner Cotton™ as another sustainable choice. In SCP’s home state of California, cotton is among the top crops using the most chemicals. We here at California Cloth Foundry believe that bringing Cleaner Cotton™ textiles and apparel to brands through our American supply chains, offers a viable alternative to this conundrum.