the organic fabric of our lives
Neil Young took to his website on Friday to speak out against the purchase of non-organic cotton. The FarmAid co-founder and veteran activist,
who has championed environmental, social and aural causes over the years, has vowed to phase the material out of his tour merchandise in favor
of 100% organic cotton immediately.
"Friends, on my last tour of Europe, I started to give our music loving (sic) audience free organic cotton t-shirts as a way to show that we
appreciate you," he writes in a statement on the homepage. "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."
Young goes on to explain the reasons non-organic cotton is harmful to the environment -- "2,700 liters of water is used to grow the cotton for
just 1 t-shirt!!! ( & that doesn't even account for the processing dying etc....)" -- as well as steps his fans can take to eliminate their own
consumption of the material as well as tips on preserving the quality of organic fabrics.