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The True Cost Of Cotton

Ok, so those of us who are a little more "in the know" about eco materials, probably know these facts already; but do you know what happens in the countries that mass produce cotton?  Take the example, Uzbekistan, a small country situated near Afghanistan and Iran.  With the GDP$3100 per capita, run by a group of dictating elites, the poor stay poor and the rich get richer.  It was around 2007, when their unethical and unsustainable production was exposed: Uzbekistan's main exports include cotton, gold, uranium and natural gas; and cotton takes up 1.3 million hectares of their land producing 1 million tonnes to be sent to manufacturers overseas, who make the clothes for our high street brands.  During harvest...

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