Cotton supplies 36% of the world's textile needs from less than 3% of the agricultural land.
Cotton uses 3% of all agricultural water, most of which is natural rainfall.
Green House Gas
More CO2 is sequestered in the fiber and soil than emitted into the air during production.
1.8 Kg CO2e per Kg of fiber emitted during production; 2.2 Kg CO2e per Kg stored in fiber and soil.
Cotton production process is a net energy provider: 20 GJ per Mg used for production; 33 GJ per Mg embedded in seed.
Bremen Cotton Exchange confirmed that raw cotton from the 2008/09 crop is completely pollution free (no pesticide or heavy metal residue). Samples from 15 countries tested per Eco-Tex Standard, Product Class 1.
Cotton is 100% cellulose; 40% carbon. Under aerobic and anaerobic conditions, mass loss for cotton wipes was 100% in less than 28 days.