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Why buy organic cotton

Updated on January 3, 2015
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An environmental enthusiast and activist her entire adult life, Kathryn shares her secrets to reducing waste and living greener.

Cotton blossom - Used with permission
Cotton blossom - Used with permission | Source

What's all the buzz about organic cotton and why should we care?

Cotton. We love the feel of it against our skin. The scent of it, fresh from the dryer, the rich plush of thick Turkish towels in the bath. Who doesn't feel comforted the moment they crawl between freshly laundered cotton sheets? But what's all this buzz about organic cotton, and why should we care?

When I discovered that 25 percent of the world's pesticides--one-fourth!--go into growing just one crop, cotton, I was astonished. When I learned that those pesticides were killing the subsistence farmers and laborers growing the cotton, I started squirming on my sheets at night.

How could I continue taking advantage of human beings whose livelihood depends on my choices? I realized that the slight premium I have to pay for organic cotton products was well worth a good night's sleep on my uber comfy 300 count Egyptian cotton sheets if it meant saving lives of farmers and cotton laborers around the world.

Why buy organic cotton? Find out here. Plus, I've made it easy for you to test organic cotton clothing and items for your home with a generous selection of luxurious products that won't break the bank, are not damaging the environment, and best of all, are not harming anyone. You'll love the feel of organic cotton. So will your family.

Pick your cotton carefully

Do you know the true cost of the cotton you are wearing? In Uzbekitstan, children are taken from school and forced to work in the cotton fields.

They are not the only victims. According to this film, nearly a third of the country's labor force is required to work in the cotton industry. Their own government is part of the coercive and sometimes forceful machine that keeps workers in near slave conditions.

I don't want clothing produced by slaves and near slaves, do you? I especially do not want to own clothing produced by children forced to work in deplorable conditions.

But don't take my word for it. Even if you don't read another word on this page, if you watch this video, I will be grateful.


Crop duster spraying cotton field
Crop duster spraying cotton field | Source

Jump off the pesticide treadmill

Only 2.4 percent--less than 3 percent of the world's agricultural land is used to grow cotton. That's not bad. But next time you pull that cotton onesie over your baby's head, think about this.

Growers spray 24 percent of the world's insecticides on their cotton fields. Then they add 11 percent of the world's pesticides. Many of these chemicals are known to cause cancer in humans.

When those crop dusters fly overhead, they spray everything in their wake, killing the good insects, spiders and birds that would normally gobble up the pesky cotton-nibblers, and exposing you and your baby, if you're in the neighborhood, to those same chemicals.

Because the natural predators are gone, opportunistic species flourish, further threatening the crop. Farmers apply even more pesticides to kill the new bugs, and the "pesticide treadmill" goes round and round, requiring ever harsher chemicals as the "bad bugs" develop stronger and stronger resistance.

But beautiful organic cotton can be grown in high yield crops too, and farmers all over the world are proving it.

Data from Clothes for a Change

Five important things you do when you buy organic cotton

When we switch to organic cotton clothing and household linens, we help to protect health and lives of both workers and ourselves, as well as protect the environment.

  1. Protect our fisheries - Runoff containing pesticides from cotton fields killed 240,000 fish in Alabama in 1995.
  2. Prevent chronic health problems in Egyptian cotton workers - In the 1990s, fifty percent of Egyptian cotton workers suffered from chronic pesticide poisoning, including neurological and vision disorders.
  3. Prevent health disorders in some of the poorest workers in the world - Chances are that famous-label tee shirt you're wearing was made in Bangladesh where ninety-one percent of Indian men working in cotton eight plus hours/day suffered illnesses related to chromosonal aberrations and cell death.
  4. Save American lives - Each year, more than ten thousand Americans die from cancer associated with pesticides.
  5. The life you save may be your own - A third of a pound of fertilizers and pesticides are used in the growth and production of every cotton t-shirt you pull over your head.

The information in this list came from Clothes for a Change

Fashion designer Eileen Fisher uses organic cotton

One of the things I like about Eileen Fisher is that many of her styles are available in plus sizes, including a few of her organic cotton pieces. In fact, I wore Eileen Fisher designs at my wedding in 2013. Learn more about her designers and what they like about organic cotton in this video, titled "The Peru Chronicles: Organic Cotton Farming & Eileen Fisher."

The stats are in! We're buying more organic cotton

Sales up 63 percent in 2008, according to Reuters

Reuters reports that 2008 sales totaled $8.2 billion and that farmers worldwide more than doubled their organic cotton production--up 152 percent. That's good news for the planet (fewer carbon emissions, better quality soil on 400,000 acres for generations to come), good news for the farmers and textile workers (less suffering, more lives saved), and good news for us--the consumers (better choices, lower prices).

Read the Reuters article, Global organic cotton sales up 63 percent in 2008, with thanks to Twitterers @PeopleForEarth and @ecotist for tweeting and retweeting about it.

Five more ways you make a BIG difference when you buy organic cotton

Who knew that organic cotton could make a difference in the snack foods we eat?

  1. Eat healthy, stay strong! - What's in your cookies & chips? Read the labels: Carcinogenic pesticides and other additives are present in cottonseed oil and other byproducts of conventional cotton production, and our fat cells store them.
  2. Eat healthy, stay strong II - Genetically engineered cotton has all kinds of stuff we've never eaten before: viral promoters, antibiotic-resistant genes, special bacteria.
  3. Reduce premature death and suffering - Pesticide poisoning kills 20-40,000 people a year, says the World Health Organization (WHO). Three million suffer from pesticide-related disease.
  4. Reduce cancer risks among California's agricultural workers and millions who breathe the air and drink the water - Five of the nine most-used pesticides on California cotton fields are carcinogenic (cyanazine, dicofol, naled, propargite and trifluralin).
  5. Preserve Nature's insect predators--the good bugs - Pesticides and insecticides kill the good bugs--ladybugs, spiders, and parasitic wasps--who gobble up the bad bugs. When the bad bugs flare up again, farmers apply more poisons and the "pesticide treadmill" perpetuates.


The information in this list came from Clothes for a Change

India is a chief supplier of cotton

Here's why it's so important to support organic cotton farmers. Since the first time I saw this video, "The Conventional Trap," I have been unable to purchase a single product made with conventional cotton. I cannot bear the thought of contributing to so much suffering.

As you will see, it is easy for greedy companies and individuals to destroy lives while thinking only of their bottom lines. We must make it easy for farmers like these to save their own lives while earning a good living for their families.

Can't afford to buy organic?

Consider using part of your annual charitable contributions budget to help you pay the extra cost of buying organics.

That's one way I manage the budget. By buying organic, I contribute to the world wide effort to expand the market for more organics, thereby making it profitable for companies to support the farmers who grow the pesticide-free cotton we all need. That's a charitable contribution in my book.

Sure, I give less to tax-deductible causes, but I'm saving lives with every clothing purchase. What matters more than that?

Perhaps you're wondering where to start. The easiest place to start is with baby and toddler clothes. That's where you'll find the biggest selection.

What's next to your baby's skin?

Pesticide residues, or wholesome, healthy, luxurious cotton? Organic cotton just keeps getting softer and yummier the more you wash it. I buy exclusively organics for my grandchildren. Try these mini togs on your precious one.

You can't go wrong with onesies for the littlest tykes

As a granny nanny, I can assure you, onesies with the snap-crotch are so much easier to use than shirts that won't stay tucked, or that bunch up in the stroller and car seat. New moms and dads cannot have enough short and long-sleeved onesies in their layette.

I like to give a few in a range of sizes, up to 18 months, so Mom and Dad don't have to worry too much about shopping for new clothes in that first year.

Diapers, next to Baby's bum are a biggie

If you are considering cloth diapers, and especially if plan to use the Elimination Communication method, give these pre-fold cloth diapers a try. I used cloth on my babies forty years ago. I had both the foldable kind (which I cannot find anywhere in the last ten years) and pre-folds like these.

The pre-folds save time, and every busy new parent could do with more of that!

Sound off! - How important is it to you to buy organic?

How important is it to you to make your clothing and household linen purchases count? How much does it matter to you personally that what you buy may have been made at the expense of worker's health, even their lives?

Should you pay a little more to assure that no child was forced to work long hours in horrible conditions? What about how your purchases affect the Earth? Sound off here.

Are you willing to pay a little more for organic cotton to save lives, prevent child labor and protect the environment?

Another good place to start buying organic--The bedroom

What are you breathing at night? You'll sleep easy tucked into pesticide-free pillows, sheets and duvet covers, all of which are readily available in organics.

Like the ease of a bed in a bag?

This is a bed in a bag unlike any I've seen--all organic cotton, down to the reusable bag, and scrumptiously luxurious.

350 Thread count sheet set

It seems I'm almost always in the market for another set of sheets for one reason another. I'm thinking of trying a set of sateen sheets next time. I can't afford the 1000 thread count sets, but, boy, these look nice. What do you think?

I especially love the rich colors What a treat it would be to crawl between two of those layers at night.

No off-gassing with 100 percent cotton mattress cover

The more I learn about synthetic fabrics and the offgassing associated with them, the less I want to have any petroleum-based products in my home. Not only does my organic cotton mattress cover provide softness and durability, we sleep in utter comfort, knowing we are not inhaling noxious fumes.

Did you buy organic cotton before reading this lens? Will you buy more now?

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Thank you

Thank you for visiting Why buy organic cotton. I welcome your opinions, comments, and suggestions. What would you like to see on this page?

© 2006 Kathryn Grace

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      TapIn2U 3 years ago

      Great lens! Organic cotton is a must. Sundae ;-)

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      @TanoCalvenoa: I totally agree. Thanks for the visit.

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      TanoCalvenoa 3 years ago

      This is such a great reminder. Cotton really should be organic and it's definitely worth some extra expense.

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      @smine27: smine, I don't think a day goes by that you do not find a way to cheer me with your kindly comments. It is always a pleasure to see your smiling face on my pages. Thank you.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Living in a city like Tokyo, it's sometimes easy to forget about these little ( well not so little ) things especially when everyone around you is wearing designer labels. Thank you for the reminder Grace. I love all your meaningful articles. Looking forward to reading more from you my friend.

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      davenjilli lm 3 years ago

      I'm with you! buy organic everything

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      MarcellaCarlton 4 years ago

      Very impressive lens! I love it. The facts are terrible---buy organic!

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @anonymous: Thank you, Tipi. Always love seeing you in your teepee. It gives me a sense of comfort and a feeling that all can be right in the world.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I sure was impressed with this article when I was here over a year ago and am returning to do a little dusting.

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      I'm a huge believer in 100% cotton and I never wear polyester. Also, in the long run, all-cotton clothing lasts longer which really means it's less expensive in the long run. Not to mention you can always remove stains from cotton - not so with synthetics.

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @futonmaster: I checked your web site and see that it is indeed advertising organic cotton futons. Wonderful development!

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      @anonymous: So do I! And I can't wait to take a look at some of your hats.

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I did learn a lot about organic cotton and you've provided all the reasons to buy it. Well done. Angel Blessings**

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great article, thank you! I make hats (tswamithreads.etsy.com) and I only use organic cotton yarn because I want people to have that option, it so important for us to do all the little things we can to keep our planet healthy. Thank you for this very informative article, I do look forward to seeing organic become more prevalent than its conventionally grown counterpart.

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      kotoneco 5 years ago

      Very useful information and I might to get some ideas for my next post about organic cotton for my customers. Organic kids wear web-shop http://www.kotoneco.ie

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      Bananko 5 years ago

      I have to admit, this lens gave me new look about organic cotton. Nicely done! I admire your work!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very good lens! I'm an activist when it comes to anything organic.

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      Light-Life-Energy 5 years ago

      Great information! I've shared it on my FB page as well: https://www.facebook.com/LightandLifeEnergy

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      sherioz 5 years ago

      So much to think about. Thanks for this.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Some of the Cambodian cotton are handwoven and only use natural dye. Really good.

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      krystikercher 5 years ago

      Thanks for all of this wonderful information on organic cotton and the products made from it. I am linking to it in the sidebar of my gifts-for-chemical-sensitivity-sufferers lens.

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      I'm bookmarking this lens as a shopping guide. Thanks for posting it.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Having lived in close proximity to cotton fields in Texas, and within range of the crop dusting activity, I now shudder to think of the long-term effects. This is such a compelling review of the tremendous cost of not going organic. The decision is easy for me. Organic all the way. Thank you for caring enough to take action and to educate other consumers. Very much appreciated! You are making a difference.

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      spartakct 5 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You will have all of us squirming in our sheets as you raise our awareness and the idea of putting a polluted onesie on a baby is very powerful way of getting out attention. You are sharing important information and yes, I will seek to make my cotton buying to be organic.

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      Natalie W Schorr 5 years ago

      Well done!

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      dc64 lm 6 years ago

      I'm so glad more people are 'going organic'. That is what nature intended, and we don't need anyone meddling with that balance.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great details and reasons why one should use organic cotton. Hope this will create awareness in people.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      You are a wealth of amazing knowledge. My neighborhood is health and wellness and although these lenses may not officially be in that category, they certainly are about the health of the planet and therefore all of us. Blessed Again!

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      Kathryn Grace 6 years ago from San Francisco

      @anonymous: I checked out their web site, and while they make excellent claims, I did not see a single word about certification anywhere. They need to back their claims with third-party-verifiable certifications.

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      InquisitiveOne LM 6 years ago

      This is so informative! I love that you have shown the story through the videos as well as produced a well-written and interesting article. I found your opening statistic horrifying! 24%! I have organic cotton sheets and am mostly environmentally-conscious. You have opened my eyes to a deeper and more profound reality of how we choose with our dollars.

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      pkmcr 6 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Excellent and very informative lens which will be a valuable resource for people

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      vkumar05 6 years ago

      A very informative lens, Thanks for sharing.

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Great work on this lens - I'm always for supporting the use of organic materials.

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      Kathryn Grace 6 years ago from San Francisco

      @Runnn: If it's organic cotton, the label will say so. It's best if it is certified organic, but I have had some luck writing to manufacturers and asking for a copy of their chain of custody documents when they have not gone the certification route. Certification is expensive, and not all small businesses can afford it in their startup years.

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      Runnn 6 years ago

      I don't know how to differenciate the organic from the non-organic. I learn something from here. Thanks.

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      karendavison 7 years ago

      I am a firm believer that organic clothing and bedding are the only way to go. With more and more evidence that the toxins found in many newborns are a result of the bedding their mothers have been sleeping on, it's time to take serious action. http://gonontoxic.com provides 100% organic bedding.

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      Obscure_Treasures 7 years ago

      Wow...great lens! great and Awesome ideas! Very unique!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great article. I agree organic is the way to go. I just discovered a brand called Indie Peace and they use only certified organic cotton. I bought my shirt over a year ago and still looks practically new. It's really soft and comfortable too. I am only going organic now. It's a great investment.

      Indie Peace isn't too expensive either.

      Go to www.indiepeace.myshopify.com...you can thank me later.

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      Kerridwen 8 years ago

      You asked me a while back whether I offered my baby clothes on organic cotton, and I wanted to let you know that I do now! :D Cafepress has just given its designers the means to have their artwork printed on organic cotton. You can see my Little Tree Hugger design on an organic cotton baby onesie at http://www.cafepress.com/drawnbyk.368977726

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      TopStyleTravel 8 years ago

      Great subject. Never thought about secondary ways to get pesticide exposure from cottonseed oil.

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      AlisonMeacham 8 years ago

      A great lens about such an important subject. You would make a great Giant Squid - keep on making those lenses!

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      Kerridwen 8 years ago

      Thanks so much for the encouragement! Right now, Cafepress is the only company that I use to print my designs on clothing. They offer organic T-shirts for adults, so for any of the designs that are appropriate for adults, I offer it, too. Unfortunately, the baby and kids' clothes are not available on organic cotton. Do you know of a company like Cafepress that would handle the ordering/printing on demand with my uploaded artwork? I would definitely like to be able to offer the baby/children's clothes on organic cotton. :D

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      ShamanicShift 8 years ago

      Cotton is what I usually wear - great resource!

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      greenerme 8 years ago

      Something about the orgnaic cotton just feels softer too! Thank you for this great shopping lens! I will add it to my favorites and check back next time I need a gift for someone. Keep up the great work!

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      acupuncture-points-chart 8 years ago

      Nice lens with a ton of info I had no idea about!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Thanks for sharing some real good info on Cotton.Your page has given me some info i did not know about cottoni will help spread the word .

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      emilyava 9 years ago

      Great lens.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Wow! complete info! i love your lens, its great and helpful... hope i could also make a lens good as yours! thanks a lot, u gave me info about organic cottons!

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      markbenson 9 years ago

      Lens is good and information is useful

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      Gamganny 9 years ago

      Great Lens...Thanks for all the info

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      You are soooo right! One of the many things we should be doing to "save the planet". Please have a look at a couple of my lenses as I think we are thinking along the same lines.

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      poutine 9 years ago

      excellent lens. A Plus 5

      Poutine

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      poutine 9 years ago

      Extremely well done topic.

      Poutine

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      teamlane 9 years ago

      A most excellent lens Grace!

      I'm here for a revisit! ;)

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      MaxReviews 9 years ago

      Great lens! I love organic cotton and its many uses.

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      MaxReviews 9 years ago

      Yes, after all these years of new technology, cotton is still amongst the best feeling garment against the skin. Especially organic cotton!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Hi Graceonline,

      Thanks for an eye opening article. I have to add they also retain their shape a lot better and last longer than other similar products purporting to be good quality. No unstitching at the seams and no holes mysteriously appearing in the middle of the garment.

      Ethically traded too so farmers are getting a fair price for their product as are the people through the supply chain.

      Amazing how you get silly looks for mentioning organic clothes.

      The video's they have stregthened my view and added substance to the statistics.

      Keep up the good work and once again thanks.

      Dogskip

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Very nice lens, I hope to have mine look half as good as yours very soon. :-)

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      beachbum_gabby 9 years ago

      very good infos, I recommend this one!

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      Cris_Stanford 9 years ago

      I love organic cotton. It's all we used when our babies were little. Thanks for putting all this great info together.

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      poutine 9 years ago

      Love your lens on organic cotton.

      Specially the "Life cycle of the cotton flower".

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      This is really impressive! i must admit, you have good talent.

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      TIBETARTS 9 years ago

      interesting Lens about organic Cotton. This lens give me some idea about organic cotton.

      Thank you

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      sisterra 9 years ago

      Great lens and info. Love all of the recommendations as well. I agree with you 100% of going chemical free.

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      MsMorrison 9 years ago

      our health is very important. we must start to eat and use organic products. great lens!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Hi there.

      This is my first time on Squidoo and you're the first page I've looked at. My family has a toy shop and I'm currently doing research on buying organic children's product and I hadn't heard about a couple of the products you've listed, so thank you for that. I have another project that I'm planning and I have a question: I'm having a really hard time finding organic, unprinted cotton sold wholesale. Do you know where I might find it? Maybe I just don't know how to search for things properly on the web yet! If you know of a site, please let me know.

      You have a great informative page!

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      davyjones lm 9 years ago

      I'm trying to convert my wardrobe, but the extra expense takes a little more investments.

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      NotJustPretty 9 years ago

      Amazing collection of informative articles! I'm bookmarking now and adding you to our blogroll!

      Fantastic!

      Elisa

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      RyanRE LM 9 years ago

      Amazing lens! I never really understood that organic cotton existed. ***** all the way.

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      Moe Wood 9 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I've been using a number of organic products for years and highly recommend them to anyone who's considering trying them.

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      spursfan1 9 years ago

      5 Stars, truly great stuff!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Thanks for such a great lens. Looks like organic cotton is the way to go!

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      lisawillard lm 9 years ago

      Great info about organic cotton. 5*!

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      beachbum_gabby 9 years ago

      thanks for introducing organic cotton for us and for the heads up. :)

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      Lakota429 9 years ago

      Excellent lens! Great info! Love the baby toys! 5 stars! Annie~

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      LisaDH 9 years ago

      The video on cotton growing in Uzbekistan was very well done. I learned something today. Good reason to buy organic!

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      ecovicki 9 years ago

      Thanks for pointing out the benefits of organic cotton.

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      triathlontraini1 9 years ago

      Great topic and very nice job on the lens! I love organic cotton.

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      Fox Music 9 years ago

      Great Lens!! Thanks for all the heads up info on organic cotton.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Very informative, worth reading and following the advice given. Thank you.

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      Kiwisoutback 9 years ago from Massachusetts

      Outstanding lens! I agree, organic cotton is softer and not as abrasive as regular cotton.

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      RaoulDuke 9 years ago

      The section about the baby clothes is very thought compelling considering my 3 week old baby has almost no organic cotton clothing.

      Thank you.

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      Squirrel-Cottage 9 years ago

      I love organic cotton.

      I especially like the plant-grown colors that are available in yarn.

      I made several face and body clothes and they darken with use and washing - very lovely

      Here's one http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=89...

      (Bookmarking to return for a closer read)

      ~ ~ ~ Linda

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      SusanShaw 9 years ago

      Very compelling--thanks for making this lens!

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      timtokin 9 years ago

      Great advice and info!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      What a great informative and helpful sight. We are in the process of going to an all organic product line at www.cozybagz.com. We have really seen the value in an organic way of life and hope to share that with our customers.

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      theawristocrat lm 9 years ago

      Great lens, I enjoyed reading it. Rated 5 stars.

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      UMT 9 years ago

      You have done an excellent job here, one can only hope that more and more more people become environment friendly.

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      SilverLotus1 9 years ago

      Wonderful lens!

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      TriviaChamp 9 years ago

      Very informative. Good job.

      ~Jane

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      teamlane 9 years ago

      Cotton is good until you need to keep warm skiing. Then wicking materials are needed.

      Blessed by a Squid Angel today! :)

      Colleen ~ https://hubpages.com/community/squid-angel

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      Laura Schofield 9 years ago from Chicago, IL USA

      Great lens on organic cotton. There are a lot of products less obvious than organic food that are just as important! We have to look holistically at environmental solutions if we're going to change things! You may want to also visit my lens on why we should demand organic flowers. Even though organic cotton is more expensive, I buy my clothing for the long haul (rather than seasonally) and will keep this in mind. Thanks!

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      eccles1 9 years ago

      organic food (without pesticide) makes sense so does organic cotton for what we wear.. I am so glad this is happening..love your lens

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      YouCanCallMeDan 9 years ago

      I love it! With the whole world going green, it's an excellent addition...

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      Laraine Sims 9 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Love your lens! 5 stars, lensroll and favorite.

      With so much beautiful organic cloth around you might need my stain removing tips. Come for a visit when you have time.

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      KadabaCo 9 years ago

      5 Stars! I think your lense should be called a wiki-lens! It's very unique!

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      bdkz 9 years ago

      I love cotton. I especially love the baby toys. Great lens, I've given you an Angel's Blessing.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Great stuff, pure cotton is so much nicer next to your skin as well.

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      Jefferson LM 9 years ago

      5 stars. Helluva site.

      You would like a website called WhiteLotusHome.com

      They make bedding from organic cotton right here in the U.S.A. Good for you, good for baby!