Cotton is considered the dirtiest crop in the world because of the heavy use of pesticides

Let's take a look at some proven facts about cotton:

'Cotton is considered the world's dirtiest crop due to its heavy use of pesticides.

Worldwide, cotton covers 2.5% of the cultivated land and cotton growers use 16% of the world's pesticides.

Eight of the top 10 pesticides most commonly used on U.S. conventionally produced cotton were classified as moderately to highly hazardous by the World Health Organization.

Cotton (83%) is one of the top four GMO crops produced in the world which includes soy (89%), canola (75%) and corn (61%).

Source: Melody L. Meyer - the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods Incorporated (UNFI)

Cotton is considered the dirtiest crop in the world because of heavy use of pesticides

When you shop for cotton clothing, socks, diapers, bedding, towels, mattresses etc. remember that 'All Natural' cotton or 'All Natural' fibers are not necessarily chemical-free or GMO free, because the processing of cotton textiles relies heavily on toxic and hazardous chemicals. Traces of these chemicals can remain in fabrics after washing and these chemicals can cause an array of health problems.

'All natural' food and personal care products are not certified organic unless they carry the USDA seal. Read labels carefully to be sure that you are buying the highest standards in food, personal care and textile purity for the health of your family and the environment

Source: Huffington Post

So, about food and skin care products, we must read carefully the labels and choose smart! But how about our clothes? Well, this issue is much easier to solve, because there is all natural and safe alternative of cotton and that is wool.

Cotton is considered the dirtiest crop in the world because of heavy use of pesticides

Let me remind you:
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So, the benefits for your health are countless and you can choose a 100% wool fabric or a blend of
wool and cashmere - both options are great and safe!

Your shopping choices make a difference!

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Veselka Petrova

Veselka writes for the menswear section of Be Global Fashion Network. She has a passion for classic men`s elegance and she is keen on giving advices to men in order to look and feel better. She also has interest in the men`s fashion industry and sustainable fashion.

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