The word organic can mean inherent, untouched. But what is organic cotton? Cotton must meet the following three criteria to be certified as organic. First, it must be grown organically on land where agricultural chemicals and chemical fertilizers have not been used for three years or more. For the three years it takes for residual chemicals in the soil to disappear, cotton cannot be classified as organic. Second, the seeds must not be genetically engineered. Cotton that has been genetically engineered to grow faster with more uniform, high yields is strictly excluded from the production line. Third, it must be fair trade. This assures cotton farmers have a safe and hygienic work environment, receive a fair living wage, and are guaranteed a fair price and sustainable sale price. Organic does not only apply to the natural environment. It means creating organic relationships with all beings on the premise that humans are an intrinsic part of the natural environment. This is cotton as it should be. Organic cotton.