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Sustainable Cotton saves land and more
It's usually difficult to connect the staples of life with their origins in nature. Clothing is one such difficult leap in logic. What do T-shirts have to do with sustaining our natural world? It turns out ... a lot!
Cotton is one of the most chemical-intensive crops in the world. The Sustainable Cotton Project helps California cotton farmers transition from chemically-dependent to more biologically sound farming practices.
As a direct result of project efforts, organic cotton is becoming widely accepted in the apparel industry, where some of the industry's most important players (including the largest yarn spinner in the US (Parkdale Mills) and the largest in Europe (Franzonni, Nike and Armani) are using organic cotton.
Direct results of this marketing effort include:
The Sustainable Cotton Project (SCP) was founded in 1996 to expand and disseminate knowledge about alternatives to chemical farming systems in cotton, and to promote their use in the textile and apparel industry. As a private non-profit group (501c) working under the direction of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers, SCP is dedicated to helping build bridges between cotton farmers, manufacturers and consumers.
For more information, go to: SustainableCotton.org