|Is cotton really natural?|
Cotton has been cultivated and used to manufacture textiles for thousands of years. We find cotton fibres inside the fruit of the cotton plant. Cotton is indeed a natural fibre, like wool, hemp, flax, silk, or alpaca. However for the past 50 years or so, cotton has been grown using ever increasing amounts of chemicals such as synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Thus while cotton remains a natural fibre, modern cotton production is often far from “natural”, unless it is organic.