Over the past few years, organic produce has been a hot topic and one which you hear about on an almost daily basis. But what about other organic crops? Cotton, one of the most widely grown crops, uses about 25% of the world’s insecticides and another 10% of the world’s pesticides. (Yikes!) What’s even scarier is that it takes almost a third of a pound of chemicals to grow enough cotton for just one article of clothing.
On the other hand, organically grown crops use less fossil fuel, 50% less energy, and release fewer greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than conventional crops. So, for all you eco-savvy shoppers, buying organic cotton clothing should be on your list of ways to go green. Not only does it reduce carbon emissions, but also keeps you looking great and feeling good about reducing your impact on the Earth.
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