our planet - why organic cotton clothing
100% certified natural organic cotton t-shirts
Ethically produced and traded
According to the Sustainable Cotton Organisation, conventional cotton farming has a seriously destructive effect on the environment. It seems the simple act of growing and harvesting the one pound of cotton fiber needed to make a t-shirt (or any other conventional cotton product) takes an enormous toll on the earth’s air, water, and soil, and significantly affects the health of people living in cotton growing areas.
The World Health Organisation suggests that a staggering 20,000 deaths and nearly 3 million chronic health problems are caused by poisoning related to agricultural pesticide related poisoning each year.
The good news is that positive alternatives to conventional cotton and its related businesses are available. Over the past decade, a small number of farmers and manufacturers have pioneered the market for organically grown cotton, producing fibers and clothing while significantly reducing toxic chemicals.
For a small premium price per garment, some companies are beginning to meet the challenge of producing cotton clothing more sustainably. In 1998, the Sustainable Cotton Project, launched the Cleaner Cotton Campaign to boost markets for organic and sustainable cotton products.
(extract taken from the sustainablecotton.org website) July 2005
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