Organic cotton and other raw materials are the heritage of the past and the wave of the future. The term organic means different things to different people, but essentially it means growing food or other natural resources, such as cotton (or how wool is obtained from sheep) by certain standards that covers many variables and procedures that differ from what is often referred to as conventional growing methods, which are actually recent development, historically speaking. The word organic is this context is a relatively new term, because it is often used to differentiate its meaning from its opposite, which is commonly referred to as inorganic or unnatural or man-made. These ‘polar opposites’ have been the subject of much debate among those who work or perform research in the agricultural community, and the argument has been going on for approximately 50 years, maybe longer.
Founded in 1993, Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative (TOCMC) is an exceptional cotton-growers Coop’ that supplies organic cotton for futons and other bedding products. The cooperative has 30 producers or members who plant 10-18,000 acres of organic and transitional cotton every year. In recent years, the total annual production of all these family farms ranges from 6,000 to 15,000 bales of cotton. With limited or no irrigation, the harvests of many of these farms depends greatly on rainfall, so their yields vary significantly from year to year. TOCMC and its members are certified organic under the United States Department of Agriculture National Organic Program (USDA-NOP), so every bale of cotton sold and marketed by TOCMC is tracked from the cotton field to the cotton customer.
Many companies offer a selection of organic cotton sleep products. One company that offers a wide range of Organic cotton futons, sheets, comforters and mattress. Haiku Designs Furniture and Natural Sleep Products offers an especially wide range of goods at prices, including Organic cotton sheets, mattress toppers and more.