29 Jul '13, 9pm

Why does wearing organic cotton matter if we don't eat it?

Hello. I liked your article on wearing organic cotton and agree with everything you say…but, organic cotton clothes don’t cost an ‘extra couple of bucks’ (or pounds, here in the UK); they tend to be extremely expensive and it would be prohibitive for me to clothe myself, my partner and our young son wholly in organic cotton (plus hemp and other natural fibres). Our little boy was in organic cotton for the first 6 months, has a natural mattress in his cot plus organic sheets, all natural body care products, eco nappies, etc – and we buy as much organic food as possible, but there’s no way we can afford a fully organic lifestyle when it comes to clothes, furniture and so on. It’s a shame but the reality is that ordinary families need to pay the bills each month and compromise. We simply don’t have the income to afford the expense, as much as we’d like to be far greener. I li...

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