Cotton production has come under scrutiny in recent years because of problems with
forced child labor. Heavy pesticide use in cotton has also been the cause of numerous deaths and health issues for cotton farmers and their families. Click the links below to learn more. Finding out where the cotton in your clothing and linens originated is not easy. But you can use our shopping guide to find products which are made using ethically-produced cotton!
Mint Press News: "Uzbekistan Still Using Child Slaves to Pick Cotton
World Vision Australia: "Forced and Child Labor in the Cotton Industry."
Environmental Justice Foundation: Reports on Cotton Production
Environmental Justice Foundation: The Deadly Chemicals in Cotton