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Organic Fabric: Does it Make a Difference?

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Organic is a word that is thrown around all the time these days, but what does it actually mean? In food manufacturing anything can be labeled "natural", but "organic" must comply with certain standards. In fabric manufacturing, is there clout behind the "organic" label, or is this just another marketing ploy? Even if the label "organic" means something, does it really make a difference?

According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), cotton manufacturing which covers 2.4% of the world's cropland, accounts for 24% of the global sales of insecticides and 11% of the global sales for pesticides. In India, the 2nd largest cotton producing country after China, there is concern about the increased rise of cancer among farming families, particularly among children, possibly due to increased pesticid