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Organic Fabric

Posted in Uncategorized by thismakessense on July 24, 2009


Organic Cotton is grown without any synthetic chemicals including pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, or chemical fertilizers.  Slowly I have started to see some bags, basic tee-shirts and a few baby things (like onsies) but not nearly enough to create an entire wardrobe from. Cotton is about half of all the fibers in the world and is the most chemically dependent crop. With 25% of all insecticides and 10% of the worlds total agricultural chemicals being used to grow this crop. Meaning to make a tee-shirt they use 1/3 pound of chemicals, or 3/4 pound for jeans. Not only is this terrible for the planet, but more than 20,000 deaths a year are caused from pesticide poisoning in the third world and countless other health problems such as parkensons dissease are caused by them.

So what can I do if I don’t want to support this industry? Organic Cotton seems to be rare and hard to find. You can always buy vintage or used clothing, but it is important to vote with our money and fuel a slow growing industry of organic and natural fibers.

Check out this organic wallpaper company:

Mod Green Pod


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