Transitional cotton is harvested from the land where organic cotton will be planted. However, because the soil still contains chemicals, it cannot be recognized as organic cotton.
In order to implement the cultivation of organic crops, it usually takes more than three years to plant transitional crops. The cotton planted during this period is called [transitional cotton], and during the transitional period, the yield is particularly low and the risk is high, so the cultivators often have to Take financial risks.
Wal-Mart is the world's largest user of organic cotton and transitional cotton.