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Information on Certified Organic Cotton

Links Illustrating the Acceptance and Benefits
of Using Organic Cotton

Available on the internet—
  • sites which examine the effect of pesticides used in non-organic farming on the health of workers,
  • sites on the surge in use of organic cotton and stories indicating America’s interest in attempting to be more environmentally involved.
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    Global Organic Cotton Apparel and Home Product Market Tops
        One Billion Dollars in 2006 ... October 31, 2007

    A few things you should know about cotton, the environment and the economy; environmental impacts of pesticide use on cotton

    Organic Cotton 101, WHY ORGANIC COTTON? October 1, 2007 by Olivia Zalesk

    Pesticides used in raising standard, not organic cotton

    Environmental site

    Website on the science of sustainability written by Pablo Paster

  • "Ask the Fabrikologist," by Karla Magruder, Textile Intelligence, August 2007
  • “Job sites go green to please workers,” USA Today, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007