About organic cotton in transition

In most case it takes 3 years from when a cotton farmer begins to use organic farming methods exclusively, to when their cotton can be certified as organic. During this time they are faced with low yields and land left unfertile by the chemicals they had farmed with previously. They don’t usually get the premium price they could receive with organic certified produce so brands which use organic cotton in conversion or transition are supporting these farmers in the most difficult of time.