For years Turkey has held the record for growing the largest amount of certified organic cotton. But according to the Organic Trade Association, last year India increased its production of organically grown cotton by 292% to become the number one grower. India alone now produces nearly half the world’s supply of organic cotton.
The USA produces a mere 2.1% of the world’s supply of organic cotton and does not produce enough to meet the country’s demand. So a lot of organic cotton is imported by necessity. We hope the increasing demand for chemical-free, organically grown cotton will encourage more US farmers to go organic.