Cotton Isn’t as Innocent as You Think

By Kelly Bryant
Kelly Bryant
Kelly Bryant
May 29, 2015 Updated: May 29, 2015

This isn’t to say all cotton is bad. As Zaroff points out in the video above, cotton has great benefits when grown organically. However, according to the 2011 Textile Exchange Farm & Fiber Report,approximately 151,079 metric tons were grown on 802,047 acres in 2010­–2011. That means organic cotton equaled 0.7 percent of global cotton production. The good news? 

The harmful effects of cotton and other global fashion–related concerns are explored in The True Cost, which will be released internationally on May 29. 

This article was originally published on www.takepart.com, on May 27, 2015. Read the complete article here.

*Image of “cotton” via Mike Beauregard/Flickr/CC BY 2.0