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Hi, I liked this article very much. I posted it on Care2 -- . There is an article on organic cotton on another site -- . Could you share your knowledge here and improve this article.


I own a clothing company, Topo Ranch, we have converted nearly 90% of our line to organic cotton over the last two years. The one sticky fabric is our cotton and modal, we haven't perfected that in a sustainable fabric....but we are trying. Check us out, we'r trying. Eric

3 Clothing

Thank you for posting such valuable information. Organic clothing is definitely gaining ground in the commercial marketplace. Originally we were using certified organic cotton and plastisols but now we have gone to water based inks as well. Check out our clothing at

Peaceful Disorder

I know from first hand that Organic cotton is a great way to naturally alleviate some skin conditions.

That is an easy call since conventional methods of cotton production use such harsh chemicals.

I have heard some varying numbers on the amount, but everyone agrees the chemicals just are bad for the earth and us.

"Traditional cotton production also attributes to 25% of worldwide insecticide use and 10% of worldwide pesticide use."


Great article - there are other issues too, when we consider what is sustainable. Saf Clothing, at, sees that sustainability also depends on producing clothing that is anti-fashion which means styled to last and designed to last, not styled to be so extreme it's out of fashion in a week, and designed to fall apart.


I've just found out that link is wrong. It should be for Saf Organic Clothing!

Marie Stenger

Wow. You guys include more information than I want to read, and I want to know a lot! I can learn everything I want here! Thanks for the research. Awesome site.

Bellus Frux Organic Clothing Australia

I find it unbelievable that so many manufacturers use unsustainable cotton. The fashion industry uses more water than any other (excluding agriculture.) At least 8,000 chemicals are used to turn raw materials into textiles and 25% of the world's pesticides are used to grow non-organic cotton. I'm enjoying young designers getting behind the cause and offering affordable organic clothing options such as

Thanks for the information; will keep reading.

Karine Fischer

Hi, the conventional cotton production even if they use less chemicals, needs 10 000 liters of water for making 1 Kg of cotton. Organic and fair trade cotton are the best way to use cotton. Also, other organic fabrics exists and will be probably the fibre of tomorrow.

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