Sustainability + Conservation
Cotton fields are laser-leveled to maximize water use efficiency. Based on the topography and specific make-up of the soil, farmers select the optimal method for irrigating the crop; either through drip irrigation, which directly feeds the plant only, or flood irrigation to restore moisture to the soil, which has the added benefits of replenishing aquifers, promoting soil health, and even fostering wildlife.
Proper farm practices include the regular rotation of crops to optimize the health of the soil. Annual rotations help to keep soil nutrient levels in balance and vary by area. Advanced technologies are utilized such as GPS guided tractors that keep the wheels on the same path as prior passes.
EVERY PART OF THE SUPIMA COTTON PLANT IS UTILIZED AT HARVEST TIME
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Packaging Sustainability + Why It Matters
Our current packaging is made from corn starch with a man-made binding agent added for flexibility. Once opened, just put the comPOSTABLE bag in with your trash, in your garden area and before you know it, earth will do her part and will turn to worm food.
Our comPOST Packs are made from totally biodegradable and compostable materials; corn starch, PLA (synthesised from corn) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate). PLA (Polylactide) is a bio-based, biodegradable material made from renewable plant material (starches such as corn husks, rice straw and wheat straw).
As we continue to evolve, we will continuously be looking for ways to better our process to reduce the amount of unnecessary waste....