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3/4: “It’s not cotton that’s harmful it’s the #manufacturing process. Cotton is the perfect low carbon fiber but we’re just not stressing the importance of #regenerative #farming & #agriculture.”

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4/4: “We have to save our #climate through utilizing #natural #cotton fibers. 1 acre of cotton can capture 16 kg of #carbonemissions from the #atmosphere.”

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