Question #5: Which is Greener? Organic Cotton or Bamboo fabric?
Answer: Organic Cotton
Bamboo has eco-cred because it’s a rapidly renewable resource and an excellent choice for things like flooring. However, the process used to turn bamboo into fabric is both chemical and energy intensive—hardly eco. Conventional cotton farming uses about twenty-five percent of the world’s pesticides. By choosing organic, you drive demand for the pesticide-free version, and reduce demand for conventionally grown cotton—better for you, the farmers, and the earth.