27 Oct '16, 4pm

Sustainable Cotton is the New 'Better' Organic Cotton - EcoSalon

Sustainable Cotton is the New 'Better' Organic Cotton - EcoSalon

Environmentally conscious shoppers have long been aware of how important it is to buy organic cotton. While cotton could be a far more sustainable choice than synthetic fibers, given its renewability, cotton is widely considered the world’s dirtiest crop: conventional cotton cultivation is the reason behind 17.5 percent of global insecticide sales and ten percent of all agricultural chemicals used worldwide, according to the Sustainable Trade Initiative. It also accounts for 2.6 percent of the water footprint for all goods and services consumed globally, and since cotton accounts for 40 percent of the global textile production, that’s no small problem.

Full article: http://ecosalon.com/sustainable-cotton-is-the-new-organic...

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