Unlike meat or dairy you don't eat cotton, so why is do we use it for our clothing and why is it more expensive.
Cotton is one of the world's largest users of insecticides and pesticides which for a single crop is astounding. The environmental impacts of these chemicals as well as the health risks to workers is the reason we use organic.
Non organic cotton can cause skin irritations and itchiness.
Organic cotton also uses far less water.
It's estimated organic cotton is only 1% of the cotton which is far too low.
Spraying chemicals is cheaper than organic farming methods. There is increased costs in growing with pesticides and insecticides and also increased harvesting costs.
Mr Simple thinks it's great value.