The conventional textile industry uses a great amount of chemicals starting with the farming of the cotton plants and including the dying process as well as the packaging. With this the textile industry destroys whole ecosystems.
Organic farming does without chemical herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. Genetically altered seeds are forbidden. The Global Organic Textile Standard sets strict limits and rules for the specific usagfe of dyes.
These rules protect our environment as well as ourselves.
You can find further information on the environmental standards of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) here: