While all cotton is made from natural plant fibers, organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic pesticides. Since cotton farming uses more insecticides than any other main crop, growing cotton organically is important for the environment.

When purchasing fabrics made from cotton, look for the “Organic Cotton” label to make a green difference.

Watch the video above to find out more.


I’ll be the first one to admit, some of the green ideas out there really don’t make a lot of sense at first glance. One good example is the push to use organic cotton.

Truthfully, I thought all cotton is organic by its nature. But the difference is that organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic pesticides. Now that may not seem important, but many farmers use more insecticides on cotton than any other single, major crop. That can cause leaching and runoff into the water table. But organic cotton farmers use natural fertilizers, like compost and animal manure, that release nitrogen already in the soil.

So when it’s time to buy more linens or tee-shirts, look for the “Organic Cotton” label on the package. It’s a smart way of supporting a healthy green for everyone.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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