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Cotton is the most pesticide-dependent crop in the world. About 23 percent of the world's insecticides and more than 10 percent of the world's pesticides are used on conventional cotton even though it accounts for only three percent of all cultivated land

Cotton is the most pesticide-dependent crop in the world. About 23 percent of the world's insecticides and more than 10 percent of the world's pesticides are used on conventional cotton even though it accounts for only three percent of all cultivated land. In an average growing season, a cotton plant can be sprayed eight or more times. Other chemicals such as formaldehyde dyes and bleaches are added in the finishing process. In simple terms, the growth and manufacturing of conventional cotton imposes a heavy toll on the environment and we all pay the price.

Organic cotton uses the same natural methods as organic food, protecting the farmer, workers, end consumers, and our environment. Cotton grown organically is proven to be softer and stronger. Check the labels before you buy and make a difference for a healthier world. For more information: sustainablecotton.com.

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