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How your t-shirt can make a difference

How your t-shirt can make a difference

(1:51) Fresh cotton feels so nice on the skin, but what is the price? Unfortunately, cotton is a very thirsty crop.

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Guest: MissMe (3292 days ago)
That's why I just wear my fur coat and nothing else - little hot in the summer, well some say it's a little hot all of the time!
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That's why I just wear my fur coat and nothing else - little hot in the summer, well some say it's a little hot all of the time!
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Guest: MissYouAlready (3292 days ago)
what, no cotton panties?
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what, no cotton panties?
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London1 London1 (3292 days ago)
Cotton is THE worst plant on the planet. It requires almost 25% of the world production of pesticide, fungicide and fertiliser to make a fibre 25mm long. The Hemp plant makes one 100mm long with no chemicals and little water. The world has been conned into demonising the Cannabis plant for commercial profit for nearly 100 years now. Time that was changed!
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Cotton is THE worst plant on the planet. It requires almost 25% of the world production of pesticide, fungicide and fertiliser to make a fibre 25mm long. The Hemp plant makes one 100mm long with no chemicals and little water. The world has been conned into demonising the Cannabis plant for commercial profit for nearly 100 years now. Time that was changed!
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cengland0 cengland0 (3291 days ago)
I haven't tried clothing made from hemp. Is it just as soft? Does it make you itch like wool? Will it feel like canvas? Canvas was derived from the word cannabis. They make rope and sails from this stuff so I would hope the clothing doesn't feel like that too.
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I haven't tried clothing made from hemp. Is it just as soft? Does it make you itch like wool? Will it feel like canvas? Canvas was derived from the word cannabis. They make rope and sails from this stuff so I would hope the clothing doesn't feel like that too.
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TheBob TheBob (3291 days ago)
I have a shirt made from hemp - the fibre feels a bit coarser than cotton, but it's warm, comfortable, not at all itchy like wool. We also have some sheets made from bamboo fibre. They're very smooth but better in summer than winter as they seem to conduct heat more
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I have a shirt made from hemp - the fibre feels a bit coarser than cotton, but it's warm, comfortable, not at all itchy like wool. We also have some sheets made from bamboo fibre. They're very smooth but better in summer than winter as they seem to conduct heat more
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Guest: LondonBoy! (3292 days ago)
The amount of water on the planet is NOT shrinking! Governments are telling us that it is increasing! We use this water - but when it "dries" it goes back into the atmosphere, to use again.
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The amount of water on the planet is NOT shrinking! Governments are telling us that it is increasing! We use this water - but when it "dries" it goes back into the atmosphere, to use again.
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Guest: metoday (3287 days ago)
Latest comment: The amount of fresh water on land IS shrinking. With global warming there is much more flooding. Flooding produces muddy, contaminated water that can't be controlled and washes relatively quickly into the salty sea. On its way to the sea it may contaminate our clean water supplies.
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Latest comment: The amount of fresh water on land IS shrinking. With global warming there is much more flooding. Flooding produces muddy, contaminated water that can't be controlled and washes relatively quickly into the salty sea. On its way to the sea it may contaminate our clean water supplies.
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Guest: Dafuq (3291 days ago)
I guess the melting ice caps also help with water production.
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I guess the melting ice caps also help with water production.
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Guest: (3291 days ago)
cotton ist evil
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cotton ist evil
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Guest: (3292 days ago)
So, shall I raise my own sheep and lamas, shear, wash, comb, spin and knit my own wool t shirts? What's the water and carbon hoofprint for that? How big should my steam powered loom be to stay green? I'm thinking I'd need to consume a lot more of the available water as I sweat my way through that work, sporting my sheepy smelling t shirt.
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So, shall I raise my own sheep and lamas, shear, wash, comb, spin and knit my own wool t shirts? What's the water and carbon hoofprint for that? How big should my steam powered loom be to stay green? I'm thinking I'd need to consume a lot more of the available water as I sweat my way through that work, sporting my sheepy smelling t shirt.
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AstroBoy AstroBoy (3292 days ago)
Simply hang drying your cotton t-shirts saves you money, and not ironing saves you money and time. What's there not to like?
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Simply hang drying your cotton t-shirts saves you money, and not ironing saves you money and time. What's there not to like?
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cengland0 cengland0 (3292 days ago)
I live in a deed restricted community and our covenants state we are not allowed to have clothes lines. Hanging clothes out to dry is not an option for us.
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I live in a deed restricted community and our covenants state we are not allowed to have clothes lines. Hanging clothes out to dry is not an option for us.
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AstroBoy AstroBoy (3292 days ago)
Hang them inside. Effective in all weather, day and night. I live in a block of flats. That's what I do.
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Hang them inside. Effective in all weather, day and night. I live in a block of flats. That's what I do.
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Guest: Rational (3291 days ago)
And how many black people, as slaves. have been exploited on US cotton farms to get others a computer and education to write about this? Much more than "gallons" of pure H2O has been invested in US cotton products. Let alone that oil products are 10 times cheaper in US than in rest of the world, just because they felt that slavory paid well and they didn't have it for some time ...
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And how many black people, as slaves. have been exploited on US cotton farms to get others a computer and education to write about this? Much more than "gallons" of pure H2O has been invested in US cotton products. Let alone that oil products are 10 times cheaper in US than in rest of the world, just because they felt that slavory paid well and they didn't have it for some time ...
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