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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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www.organicexchange.org
    Global Organic Cotton Apparel and Home Product Market Tops
        One Billion Dollars in 2006 ... October 31, 2007

www.organicexchange.org/fram/cotton_facts_intro.htm
    A few things you should know about cotton, the environment and the economy; environmental impacts of pesticide use on cotton

www.eco-chick.com
    Organic Cotton 101, WHY ORGANIC COTTON? October 1, 2007 by Olivia Zalesk

www.inchem.org/doucments/pds/pdsother/class.pdf
    Pesticides used in raising standard, not organic cotton

www.treehugger.com
    Environmental site

AskPablo.org
    Website on the science of sustainability written by Pablo Paster

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