Did you know…it takes one-third of a pound of agricultural chemicals to produce one cotton shirt in the United States?
Therefore, a shirt that says “100 percent cotton” is actually only 73 percent cotton and 27 percent chemicals and chemical residue. Buying organic cotton is of course better for the environment and your own health, but it still takes 720 gallons of water to produce one shirt according to the Pacific Institute.
To cut back on the environmental impact of your clothes, why not shop at a local thrift store for workout T-shirts or buy workout gear from eco-conscious companies that recycle their old products? Nike’s “Reuse-A-Shoe” program collects old athletic shoes for recycling and transforms them into Nike Grind, a material used in creating athletic fields and some Nike products. Patagonia has a “Common Threads” program which allows customers to return old clothes to be recycled into new cloth.
Something to think about green girls!