Organic means the growth of a crop , in this case cotton which is a natural fiber . Organic means growth in harmony with nature according to international agreed criteria . When the cotton is being cultured without stress from chemical fertilizers it develops a high quality with long , smooth and soft fibers , practically , organic cotton means the following three things ;
1 . No synthetic pesticides against insects and fungi , only physical weed control 2 . No chemical fertilizers 3 . No genetically modified crops ( GMO )
As the cotton moves along the production chain transaction certificates are issued by a certification body each time when being transported . The transaction certificates make it possible to track the cotton fibers during transfers between all subcontractors and certify the authenticity of the final product .