4 Eco-Friendly Cotton Alternatives (Infographic)

Cotton fabric is common in many of our lives, occurring in everything from T-shirts to towels. Unfortunately, conventional cotton is also a notoriously “dirty” crop; even though only 2.5% of the world’s cultivated land is cotton, it accounts for 10% of the world’s pesticide use, plus a whopping 16% of insecticide use.

But what can you use instead? Well, some clothing manufacturers are attempting to find a substitute for cotton that is just as effective but much more sustainable. Check out this infographic (by Roozt and Column Five Media) to learn about some of the contenders!

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Courtesy of Roozt

 

 

Related:
The Dirty Side of Cotton
Agroecology Vs. Industrial Farming (Infographic)
How Plastic Bags Are Killing Our Planet (Infographic)

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33 comments

Nils Anders Lunde

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Ram Reddy
Ram Reddy3 years ago

Thanks

Shanti S.
S S.3 years ago

Thank you.

Mm M.
MmAWAY M.3 years ago

THX

Ana Passos
Past Member 3 years ago

Nice article. Right to the point.

susan k.
susan k.3 years ago

Thanks great article.

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thank you for the article

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener3 years ago

And hey, after their life-span they'll do well as compost!

Roozt Com
Roozt Com3 years ago

Thanks for the spreading the good word! Be responsible, keep informed and make our world a better place! ~Roozt.com

Melissa C.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks for the spreading the good word! Be responsible, keep informed and make our world a better place! ~Roozt