• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Mike Haasl
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • James Freyr
master gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • John F Dean
  • jordan barton
gardeners:
  • Jay Angler
  • Greg Martin
  • Leigh Tate

neil young on non-organic cotton

 
Posts: 7785
Location: Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep clay/loam with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
1569
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
................"NEIL YOUNG RAILS AGAINST NON-ORGANIC COTTON"


My thought is if you buy new cotton try to buy organic.........otherwise buy thrift store and slow the production of non organic.
 
pollinator
Posts: 3684
Location: Kansas Zone 6a
134
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I knew cotton was badly grown, but WOW. There is less petrochemical in a completely synthetic shirt!
 
Judith Browning
Posts: 7785
Location: Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep clay/loam with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
1569
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

R Scott wrote:I knew cotton was badly grown, but WOW. There is less petrochemical in a completely synthetic shirt!



I am afraid you may be right.........I think cotton farming is only getting worse as far as pollution and then the whole clothing industry tops it off with more during processing. I knew a lot of this already because when I was weaving full time I tried to keep up with what was put on the cotton that I was using and therefore breathing in the fiber dust.
I wish organic cotton wasn't such a novelty still.......not easy to find and still pretty expensive compared to toxic brands.
 
pollinator
Posts: 4328
Location: Anjou ,France
243
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I buy organic cotton tee shirts for 5€ from Decathlon . A bright spark in a dark clothing world here in France ( centre of Angers price 55€ )
Cotton is also a major user of child labour round the world too .

David
 
Mother Tree
Posts: 11674
Location: Portugal
2312
dog duck forest garden tiny house books wofati bike bee solar rocket stoves greening the desert
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

David Livingston wrote: I buy organic cotton tee shirts for 5€ from Decathlon .

David



I was just on my way here to say that, David!

Where I live, it's impossible to find any tshirt for less than €5, except from Decathlon. They do organic for €5 and non-organic for a bit less, including in a nice muted khaki green colour. I'm usually a complete tight-wad with my money but I do think it's worth encouraging Decathlon by forking out the extra for their organic tees. The weave is a bit lighter on their organic range, but in this summer heat I consider that definite plus!

 
David Livingston
pollinator
Posts: 4328
Location: Anjou ,France
243
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Khaki green ! Just like the one I am wearing as I write this email

David
 
Judith Browning
Posts: 7785
Location: Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep clay/loam with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
1569
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
i'm glad to see those t shirts being sold at a great price........I wonder if they are careful about their dyes also? I haven't tried to find the site yet. My search is for reasonably priced organic cotton underwear I just don't buy anything else new....I'm able to find most everything I need used at the thrift store here.
 
David Livingston
pollinator
Posts: 4328
Location: Anjou ,France
243
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
"My search is for reasonably priced organic cotton underwear"

er ....................; not something upon which I feel qualified to comment but will ask my partner

David
 
David Livingston
pollinator
Posts: 4328
Location: Anjou ,France
243
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/09/cotton-growers-benin-organic-pesticides

Came across this very scary Cotton kills !

David
gift
 
Companion Planting Guide by World Permaculture Association
will be released to subscribers in: soon!
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic