Our pareos are made from 100% organic cotton. Along with all the benefits of traditional cotton, the organic variety is made without the use of chemicals, so the crops replenish and maintain soil fertility. Unfortunately organic cotton is still not perfect; producing the organic crop uses more resources, like land and water, than conventionally grown cotton. We’ve done a lot of research into the differences between organic and traditional cotton and there are a lot of conflicting opinions. Although there is no simple answer, in our opinion organic cotton is a slightly more sustainable option, so we have chosen to use it wherever possible.