10 Dec '16, 3am

The Future of #Organic Cotton: Color, Purity & Ecology Fashion

The Future of #Organic Cotton: Color, Purity & Ecology Fashion

You picture a fuzzy white ball, right? Or rows and rows of plants, all the same, soaking up water, sun, and pesticides. You might even think of the cotton farmers in India , never able to make enough to pay back their creditors. Slaves to their fields. That’s not the kind of cotton we’re talking about. And those are not our cotton farmers. That system is unsustainable, bound to fail the earth and fail its people. Exploiting everyone and everything it comes into contact with. What we’re talking about is something entirely different: organic Peruvian cotton, in many colors. And that makes all the difference. Peruvian Cotton (a brief history): Monoculture is never a good idea. From diversity we are able to adapt and to thrive. This too is true for cotton. When blight wiped out nearly all Peru's prized Pima cotton plants, one type of cotton thrived. From its seeds, Férmin Tang...

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