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Cotton Sustainability Resource
Cotton’s Biodegradeability – Webinar


The biodegradability of raw materials – both natural and synthetic – is an important topic throughout the supply chain. With the rise of production in the fashion industry, demand for man-made fibers, like polyester, has nearly doubled in the last 15 years (Environmental Health Perspectives). What’s more, it takes polyester much longer to biodegrade compared to cotton. How much faster does cotton break down? Cotton Incorporated breaks down this question and others in this recorded webinar. Hear from expert researchers as they explore recent studies on the biodegradability of the cotton fiber in both natural and activated soil environments.