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Use Comfy Cotton Clothes and Become a Good Environmentalist

By Annphilip Subscribe to RSS | January 11th 2012 | Views:
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Now-a-days people became more health conscious and they are replacing synthetic outfits from their wardrobe with cotton fabrics. Why a sudden boom in the demand for cotton materials? It's the urge for eco-friendly stuffs that make people shop for cotton and cotton mixed materials.

Cotton is a renewable natural fiber, so it has more environmental and sustainability advantages over petroleum based synthetic fibers. While some synthetic fibers like Nylon and polyester creates greenhouse gas like nitrous oxide, which is more hazardous than carbon dioxide, cotton is a self energy sustainer. We can put forward certain criteria's to pick an eco-friendly fabric, including the use of low toxicity chemicals, release of less greenhouse gases and priority to conventionally-grown fabrics. As organic cotton growers are following the United States Department of Agriculture organic crop production regulations, the cotton farms will contain less chemicals and toxic substances. So buying cotton fabrics grown on a conventional mode can not only benefit human health, but also assist in not promoting toxic gases to the environment.

For working people pure cotton based and poly-cotton blended fabrics are the two most desirable choices. As cotton is a cool and comfortable giving fabric, we can wear it in hot conditions. Its durability and abrasion resistant nature has helped us to keep it with us for a long time. On the other hand, poly-cotton garments are a combination of polyester and cotton. They are relatively cheaper than other fabrics and tear resistant. Based on the type of work one do we have to choose the dress material. If we are working indoors then tear resistant clothing will be better, but if we have to work in outdoor settings then coolness giving cotton clothing are more favorable.

As demand is the word that drives all business, the clothing business is also seeing an increased demand for organically processed materials than chemically processed ones. As customer is the king, manufacturer will go with what consumer dictates. As the demand for organically developed clothing stuffs are having high demand in markets, cloth manufactures are turning their attention towards ethical and eco friendly products. That's the main reason why apparel makers like American Apparel, Timberland and Patagonia has added more cotton based clothing's in their clothing line. The California-based Patagonia even added environmental friendly slogans in their advertisements and catalogs. As world's most popular fabric, cotton is used for making socks, shirts, sweaters, dresses, jackets, sleepwear and sportswear. From micro model jeans to commonly available dress models, organic cotton clothing is emerging as a fashion mantra. With the increased use of cotton in the apparel and home furnishing, its share in the U.S market has nearly doubled from 34% in the early 1970s.

Irrespective of its usage for garment manufacturing, cotton as an eco-friendly product can be used for making bags, bed spreads, pillows, footwear's and ornaments like earrings, bangles, rings, pendants. Meanwhile, its application in industries ranges from wall coverings, book bindings to certain types of tapes. In the medical field we use cotton for covering wounds, wrapping medicines and for making surgical threads.

Americans started cotton farming in the 19th century and now they are one of the leading producers of cotton. They are farming cotton in nearly 17 states, including California, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Alabama, Texas and Virginia. If you want to know more about cotton's origin, production and processing, then log on to World Wide Web connected by service providers like Verizon FiOS Internet to collect more information regarding that. With a variety of uses in diversified areas, cotton is standing as the world's wonder fiber. It not only provides jobs for thousands, but also allows millions to take pleasure of products manufactured from it. Thus, cotton is considered as a glorified fiber above other available fibers.

Annphilip - About Author:
Ann is a freelancer and she is interested in writing about different fabrics and its impact on the environment and the human health. She collects more information related to this from her home PC powered by Verizon FiOS Internet and reading books.

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