It also takes 7 PINTS of clean water to make a SINGLE COTTON BUD!!
As a result of the water used by the cotton industry, an entire sea (THE ARAL SEA) is no longer there.. To me that is ridiculous.
Of course we need clothing and 100% organic cotton is arguably the most sustainable material to make clothing with BUT the disposable nature of fashion means we use far too much of it.
Style comes from learning about and developing our personal wardrobe, so buy clothes with a view to wearing them forever, buy good quality and make the most of a purchase..
Whatever you do, DON'T BE A DICK and buy something to wear once.. its pathetic behaviour.