How do we obtainnatural fibres?
The return to natural fibres to meet our fibre needs is only one part of the change that is required if we want to achieve sustainable living. We must also return to traditional methods of production - back to chemical free and organic production methods. Cotton is one of the most environmentally expensive fibres to produce. Cotton production is the second largest agricultural use of pesticides in the world with five of the nine top 'nasty' pesticides used. Cyanide, dicofol, naled, and propargite are commonly used in cotton production and these chemi ...more