Cotton in conversion or transitional cotton, is cotton which is on a journey to being organic.
Organic cotton is grown under strict regulations, such as no use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or genetically modified organisms, which allows it to be certified as organic.
Organic cotton must be grown on land which is clear of these chemicals for usually 3 years. Historically, this meant that farmers couldn’t use the chemicals when growing cotton, for 3 years, but would only be able to charge for standard cotton prices. Cotton in conversion is a bridge which allows farmers to charge an intermediate price while they are converting from conventional farming to organic farming.
The demand for organic cotton fibres in the clothing industry is rapidly growing so the conversion process is essential for meeting the future demands.
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