ORGANIC COTTON: THE FASHION-FORWARD FABRIC

Organic cotton is not hippie fashion. Many celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Emma Watson, Alicia Silverstone, Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba, Natalie Portman, Olivia Wilde, Jamie Foxx, Kelly Slater and Emily Deschanel wear organic cotton - the list goes on. Many, like Stella McCartnery, Bono and Gypsy Rose have started their own organic cotton collection and others, like Neil Young,
have gone as far as to publicly boycott conventional cotton in support for organic.

 

“ Today, I have taken the steps to remove sales of non-organic t-shirts and other
products that damage the Earth from my concerts and my web stores... I vow to speak up & to do what I can to PROTECT EARTH... ORGANIC COTTON is the wiser option for both the health of people and the environment. — Neil Young (taken from “Earth and Protect T-Shirt” - Neil Young’s personal blog, 1 August 2014) ”

 

“ I don’t want to wear something on my body that hurts the environment or the
people in it... It shocks me that even today only one per cent of cotton produced in the world is Fair Trade and organic. It’s important to be conscious of what we’re buying and where it comes from. As consumers, we have so much power to change the world just by being careful in what we buy. — Emma Watson (taken from “Emma Watson models her range for People Tree” by Hilary Alexander, ” Telegraph, 1 February 2010)

 

“ Everything I do, I try to think, Okay, what are the ramifications? Like, with the
clothes I wear, I prefer if it’s grown organically, because cotton—which is what’s used in most clothing—takes up 50 percent of all pesticide use.— Woody Harrelson (taken from “Woody Harrelson” By Rachel Rosenblit, Elle, Nov 16, 2009) ”

“ I want to get the message out to as many people as possible...I want to sell as
much organic cotton as possible because this helps the farmers. If they can sell organic cotton rather than conventional, it improves their lives immeasurably as they don’t have to spend all their money on chemical pesticides and fertilizers and can finally afford to feed, clothe, house their families, educate their children and afford healthcare, which is not the case if they farm conventionally. — Katherine Hamnett (taken from “I Want to Sell as Much Organic Cotton as Possible ” by Jasmin Malik Chua, ecouterre, 3 March 2015)

 

Reference : ORGANIC COTTON: THE FASHION-FORWARD FABRIC. https://aboutbiosynthetics.org/