Superlative Alternative: Organic Cotton

Today, cotton is the second most used fiber in apparel manufacture, after synthetics. And I’ve found the subject of organic cotton one of the most frequently discussed when talking about sustainable fashion. Perhaps because it’s an easy concept to understand, in theory, and also because it is now widely accessible. But what does organic really mean when it comes to cotton?

Patagonia’s New Clothes Are Made From Poop and Dried Beetles

In an effort to dye its clothes without using toxic chemicals, the green-minded apparel company is making its new Clean Color Collection with natural dyes sourced from 96 percent renewable resources. Those include dyes derived from the poop of silkworms, dried beetles and byproducts of food waste, Patagonia announced Thursday.