How Cotton Goes Beyond Fabric, Sustainably

The fabric of our lives, indeed. While cotton is a longtime favorite fiber for textile products from denim to dresses, its many other uses are less familiar. Cotton is known as a renewable crop and a natural fiber for soft and durable textiles — but the plant has myriad other applications, as well. In this series underwritten by Cotton Incorporated we’ll explore the lesser-known uses of the versatile cotton plant, insights into its environmental impact, and its complex supply chain which extends from around the world to the couch you might be sitting on right now.

The Truth about Water and Cotton: It’s Complicated.

Cotton has a reputation for being "difficult," water-wise. The truth, as is often the case, is not so cut and dried. In fact,…

Making the Case for Pesticide Use in Today’s Cotton Fields

The benefits and drawbacks of pesticide use in cotton production are complicated to unpack. Experts say genetic modification has reduced the need for…

3p Weekend: 6 Lesser-Known Uses for (Sustainable) Cotton

While most of us think of cotton as the main ingredient in our jeans and T-shirts, the crop has a variety of untapped…