Did you know that natural cotton clothes might be the most toxic clothes you wear? Cotton represents about 40% of textile production in the world. About 30% of the pesticide and fertilizers produced worldwide gets sprayed or dusted on cotton, so your T-shirt made out of natural cotton may not be as natural as you might think. In fact, every T-shirt made of conventional cotton requires a quarter pound of harmful chemicals!
Pesticides used to maintain cotton crops poison the earth and the people who tend to them. According to the USDA, about 50 million pounds of pesticides are used annually on cotton fields.
Consider 100% organic cotton -- it's healthy for you, your family, and the Earth. Organically raised cotton is produced without all the harsh chemicals mentioned above. More organic cotton means less harmful chemicals in our environment. Check out the websites below for amazing collections of environmentally friendly clothing and more.
Live Life Organics
Organic Cotton Plus
Near Sea Naturals