These Shirts Protect the Environment
More than 10% of the world’s pesticides and nearly 25% of the world’s insecticides are used in cotton production.
The increased demand for synthetic fiber has lowered the price for cotton. Farmers now use more chemical fertilizers to increase yields.
The drive to produce subsidized cotton transitioned many farmers out of
multi-crop production and into mono-crop production. This process has been known to drain soils of their nutrients and reduce the resilience of the crop to disease and insects thus increasing the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
How We Help
The Green Campus Co-op buys 100% Organic cotton from Certified small-scale farms in India.
Not only are these farms doing no harm to the environments they work in, they are rehabilitating farmland that had previously suffer degradation by, pesticides and insecticides.