Cotton of the Future: The Hunt for an Eco-Friendly Cotton Substitute – Infographic

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While cotton may be the fabric of our lives, environmentalists have long been on a mission to lift the veil of ‘softness’ that is often associated with its production. The folks at Roozt have put together a visual representation of the current mission clothing companies face to find an eco-friendly cotton substitute.

The infographic covers the pros and cons of fibers like tencel and hemp, along with the benefits of using plants like bamboo and organic cotton for different clothing industry needs. For example, did you know that it takes anywhere between 700 – 2,000 gallons of water in the production of one pound of cotton fiber? Likewise, cotton requires nearly twice as much land as hemp does for every ton of finished textile.

Here’s a look at the some of the substitutes and why the clothing industry should be considering them:

 Cotton of the future infographic
Photo by Wm Jas
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3 thoughts on “Cotton of the Future: The Hunt for an Eco-Friendly Cotton Substitute – Infographic”

  1. Half of the image is cut off all the way through. The image itself seems really interesting and I was hoping of using it as a reference in my report but as I can’t see a large portion of it, I must say i’m disappointed 🙁

    • Hi Stressed Uni Girl

      Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page – the image is loading on my end so it may just be your connection.

      If that still doesn’t work let me know and I can email it to you.


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