A couple of months ago, we blogged about how organic cotton keeps children safe from harmful cancer causing agents that can be found in conventional cotton clothing. Well, it looks like organic cotton recently got a new supporter – Neil Young.
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Back in August, Neil Young showed his organic cotton support in a blog post on his website. Young explained how he removed all non-organic cotton t-shirts and products from his merchandise lineups. Young also elaborated on the dangers of non-organic cotton and how he has been giving away free organic cotton t-shirts at his concert shows to promote protecting the earth.
Here are a few facts Mr. Young highlighted in his post:
- Cotton is the most widely used textile crop on earth – covering almost 5 percent of earth’s cultivated land
- Cotton is second for most pesticide use of all crops and it uses 25 percent of all of the petrochemical based pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides globally
- In the U.S., it takes about 1/3 of a pound of pesticides and herbicides to grow enough conventional cotton for just one t-shirt
- EPA considers seven of the top 15 pesticides used on cotton in the PA considers seven of the top 15 pesticides used on cotton in the United States as “possible,” “likely,” “probable,” pr “known” human carcinogens.
- These chemicals absorb into the soil which can affect nearby crops, get into water supplies and rivers and affect many life forms downstream
When selling organic cotton, organic farmers are supporter, children are kept safer, and the environment benefits from our actions. Let your customers know their child can be protected against the sun and harmful chemicals with organic cotton.
Check out Royal Apparel’s line of organic products for all ages – all made with our super soft, 100 percent Certified Organic Cotton in the USA.