It takes 10,000 litres of water to produce 1 kilo of cotton, meaning it takes about 2,700 litres to make 1 cotton t-shirt. When you buy clothing you, therefore “use” water from wherever the cotton was produced.
Cotton is also responsible for 25% of the world’s pesticide use. These petrochemicals are being poured into our soils, running into our waterways and poisoning our environment. The World Health Organisation considers half of these chemicals to be hazardous to the environment and human health.