The problems with growing conventional cotton. Growing conventional cotton involves the indiscriminate spraying - both on the ground and from the air - of chemical toxins to eliminate insects, control weeds and strip the plants of leaves for harvesting. - In 1994, at least 50 million pounds of pesticides and over one billion pounds of synthetic fertilizers were used in six major cotton growing states. - It takes about 1/3 of a pound of chemicals to make one standard T-shirt. - Accidental pesticide poisoning causes 20,000 deaths and 3 million non-fatal poisonings every year, worldwide.
Biodiversity: Organic growing techniques involve crop rotation, which encourages diversity and a healthier ecosystem.
Soil Fertility: The use of cover crop rotations helps to reduce erosion and improve the quality of the soil.
True Economy: Buying organic means you don't have to sacrifice the environment's health and well-being - or your own - for the streetwear on your back. Even larger brands such as Volcom clothing are making steps to improve the way clothes are manufactured