Truth About Cotton Category List
Cotton’s chief competitor, synthetic fibres, are made from oil and are the cause of unsustainable microfibre pollution in the world's waterways.
|2||Water||Contrary to popular belief, cotton is not a thirsty crop. It's a xerophyte, so it thrives in dry, arid conditions where other crops can't grow.|
|5||Land Usage||Talk about efficiency! Cotton occupies a mere 3% of the world's agricultural area -- yet it meets 36% of the world's textile needs.|
|6||Innovation||Researchers around the world are working to give cotton similar properties to synthetic fibres — without the plastic pollution.|
|7||Consumer Preference||The people have spoken: Cotton is indeed the fabric of our lives, and these are just a few of the reasons why it always will be.
|8||Cotton Plant||Cotton is a tough, hardy, flexible plant that is indeterminate in nature and can be grown all year long even in harsh conditions.|
|9||Social Impact||Hundreds of millions of people around the world depend on cotton to earn a living — especially in less developed countries.|
|11||Non-Fibre Uses||Cotton is used to make a lot more than comfortable fabric! It produces food for people and livestock, and also can be used as a fertiliser.
|13||Miscellaneous||The cotton plant is so flexible, not all of its uses can be fit into categories. You'll find more #Truth about cotton here.|
|15||Organic||Have you ever wondered, ‘What, exactly, is the difference between organic and conventional cotton?’ If so, you've come to the right place.|
No organisation in the world tracks applications of pesticides on crops — but this is what we do know about cotton's usage.