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................"NEIL YOUNG RAILS AGAINST NON-ORGANIC COTTON"


My thought is if you buy new cotton try to buy organic.........otherwise buy thrift store and slow the production of non organic.
 
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I knew cotton was badly grown, but WOW. There is less petrochemical in a completely synthetic shirt!
 
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R Scott wrote:I knew cotton was badly grown, but WOW. There is less petrochemical in a completely synthetic shirt!



I am afraid you may be right.........I think cotton farming is only getting worse as far as pollution and then the whole clothing industry tops it off with more during processing. I knew a lot of this already because when I was weaving full time I tried to keep up with what was put on the cotton that I was using and therefore breathing in the fiber dust.
I wish organic cotton wasn't such a novelty still.......not easy to find and still pretty expensive compared to toxic brands.
 
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I buy organic cotton tee shirts for 5€ from Decathlon . A bright spark in a dark clothing world here in France ( centre of Angers price 55€ )
Cotton is also a major user of child labour round the world too .

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David Livingston wrote: I buy organic cotton tee shirts for 5€ from Decathlon .

David



I was just on my way here to say that, David!

Where I live, it's impossible to find any tshirt for less than €5, except from Decathlon. They do organic for €5 and non-organic for a bit less, including in a nice muted khaki green colour. I'm usually a complete tight-wad with my money but I do think it's worth encouraging Decathlon by forking out the extra for their organic tees. The weave is a bit lighter on their organic range, but in this summer heat I consider that definite plus!

 
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Khaki green ! Just like the one I am wearing as I write this email

David
 
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i'm glad to see those t shirts being sold at a great price........I wonder if they are careful about their dyes also? I haven't tried to find the site yet. My search is for reasonably priced organic cotton underwear I just don't buy anything else new....I'm able to find most everything I need used at the thrift store here.
 
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"My search is for reasonably priced organic cotton underwear"

er ....................; not something upon which I feel qualified to comment but will ask my partner

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/09/cotton-growers-benin-organic-pesticides

Came across this very scary Cotton kills !

David
 
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