What is the most environmentally/human friendly fabric used to make clothing?



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    As far as I can tell, the most environmentally fabric is organic cotton. Organic cottong has multiple benefits, including decreasing pollution and contamination! It also increases soil fertility. There are a lot of cool blogs/websites with guides on how to stick to eco friendly farics! Below-


    I especially like this one: http://www.natural-environment.com/blog/2008/04/10/17-eco-friendly-fabrics/

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    Eco-friendly designers also name organic hemp as another material that is eco-friendly and makes beautiful clothes.   When most people think of hemp, they think of marijuana which is probably why it’s illegal to grow these plants in the US even though the plants contain no THC.  Fortunately other countries are allowed to grow it so we can reap the benefits of the beautiful clothes the Cannabis sativa plant can produce.  For one, the plant does not need pesticides or fertilizers to grow to a thick, strong, vibrant plant.  It is naturally UV resistant while also being biodegradable and compostable too!  Hemp has been used for many thousands of years even though here in the States we are just beginning to adopt its usage into mainstream. 

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    Bamboo is also an eco-friendly fabric. Many shoots can grow in a small area, and it requires no fertilizer or pesticides. The plants also take in 5 times as many greenhouse gasses as cotton plants, and can help sustain riverbeds. The website I got this info from also said some un-eco-friendly things about cotton, though it’s probably biased as it’s a bamboo fabric store. According to this site though, growing cotton plants allow oxidation of soil and decreases its fertility.

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