At Egedeniz Textile, our commitment to organic farming and sustainability led us to address the pressing issues of drought, climate change, and water reduction that affect our world today. Recognizing the significant contribution of the textile industry to climate change, we embarked on a journey of regenerative agriculture and development in 2021.
We initiated a regenerative cotton production project in partnership with key stakeholders. This project is backed by a protocol signed by Egedeniz Group (Egedeniz Textile/Ege Organics), the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies, the International Agricultural Research and Training Center (UTAEM), and the Organic Agriculture Organization (ETO). Over the course of three years, from 2021 onwards, we have been dedicated to implementing regenerative practices on a designated land area in Izmir, Türkiye.
We avoid tilling the soil, as it disrupts the natural structure and microbial activity. This practice helps to preserve soil health, minimize erosion, and retain organic matter.
By incorporating these regenerative practices into our cotton production, we aim to foster sustainable agriculture, preserve soil health, increase biodiversity, and reduce our environmental impact. At Egedeniz Textile, we believe in the power of regenerative agriculture to create a positive change in the textile industry and contribute to a healthier planet.
Regenerative Cotton: A Holistic Approach for a Thriving Future
In today’s rapidly changing world, it has become increasingly evident that simply being sustainable is not enough to address the pressing environmental and social challenges we face. While sustainability focuses on minimizing negative impacts and preserving resources, it often falls short in actively restoring and regenerating the systems that sustain life. A new paradigm is emerging, one that emphasizes a holistic approach to sustainability that goes beyond mere preservation. This regenerative approach aims to create thriving ecosystems, resilient communities, and a flourishing planet.