Sizes: Medium, Large, Extra Large
Available: Beginning Monday, 12 July 2004
To order: Mail check payable to "L. Traubman" (add $4 Shipping) to the address below
Quality T-shirts of Organic Cotton
Approximately 1/3 of a pound of chemicals is required to grow enough cotton for one t-shirt.
Cotton is one of the most pesticide-intensive crops in the world, using 24% of the world's pesticides on less than 2.5% of the world's farmland.
Of the top 15 chemicals used in California cotton farming, 7 cause cancer and all but 1 cause birth defects.
Cotton requires 3,480 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of cotton lint, making it THE most fresh water intensive crop in the world.
Not only do chemicals end up in cotton, many remain in the soil and ground water.
Because of useable cotton by-products (like cotton seed & husks for domestic dairy cattle feed and cottonseed oil for foods), these toxic pesticides and chemicals also find their way into our bodies on a nearly daily basis.
Further, more than 50% of California's drinking water comes from ground water, well water, or underground water sheds.
Globally, we are releasing 5-6 billion pounds of toxic pesticides into the environment each year.
Cotton consumes 60% of all insecticides used in the USA annually.
Basically, organic -- like Dialogue and relationship-building -- is a good choice for life.