Organic Cotton: For Clothing, Baby, Bedding and More

Loomstate is one of the companies that pioneered organic cotton's renaissance early in the millennium, with designer cuts and sexy looks.
Organic cotton clothing
When it comes time to put it on, many believe that organic cotton is softer and easier on your skin (though we don't have any scientific data, this TreeHugger is happy to corroborate this), and, of course, there aren't any latent pesticides or other chemicals that might disagree with your skin. This extra comfort is an added bonus when considering all of the benefits for the planet and its people, and the result is that organic cotton has been growing at an incredible rate.

Finding organic cotton clothing
Market retail leaders like Patagonia and Nike, who both blend and use organic cotton exclusively in their outdoor apparel, are being joined by high-end designers like Loomstate and Katherine Hamnett (whose work is directly above). This has been modulated by more mainstream designers like H&M;, The Gap, Levi's and L.L. Bean, meaning that it's easier (and cheaper!) to get than ever before. Doesn't that make you feel all warm & fuzzy inside?

Learn more about organic cotton
More information can be found via the USDA, the Sustainable Cotton Project, the Organic Trade Association and PAN Germany's Directory for Organic Cotton.

More organic cotton reading at TreeHugger
It's been a very popular topic here at TreeHugger; in addition to all the links above, we've mentioned it in everything from wallpaper to crib sets, underwear to aprons, long johns to yoga mats and towels and sheets to organic cotton candy (wait a minute...). We also recommend a quick spin through our How to Green Your Wardrobe Guide for info on organic cotton and other green textiles.
For more about how cotton is used in organic clothing, read this article from How Stuff Works.

Organic cotton does a lot to make everyone feel all warm & fuzzy.
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Tags: Cotton | Green Basics | Pesticides | Sustainable Fabrics


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