Neil Young vs Non-Organic Cotton

Singer issues clarion call...
Neil Young

A long time advocate of environmentally friendly causes, Neil Young has a fresh target in his eyes: non-organic cotton.

On a recent tour, the singer gave away organic cotton t-shirts in order to raise this issue, and has now followed this by penning a clarion call:

Friends, on my last tour of Europe, I started to give our music loving audience free organic cotton t-shirts as a way to show that we appreciate you. Your shirts' cotton is grown in the most earth friendly way. Feel it. Isn't it the best cotton you have ever felt? They're free but there is a catch - Here's the catch - I'm hoping that when you wear your PROTECT / EARTH t-shirt, you will vow to PROTECT EARTH & to take a stand for EARTH in the ways that you can. Today, I have taken the steps to remove sales of non-organic t-shirts and other products that damage the Earth from my concerts and my web stores. I vow to speak up & to do what I can to PROTECT EARTH.

So how can we PROTEST EARTH, then, Neil?

75 to 80 percent of your garment's lifecycle impact [the sum of environmental impacts caused by a product's existence] comes from washing and drying consider your laundry habits
- they can multiply the benefits of organic cotton

Check out Neil Young's full organic cotton tips list HERE.

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