Cotton starts its life in the soil and is grown in a field. The fluffy fibre created by the plant is picked and spun into thread. Cotton is light, breathable and easy to wear so no wonder more than half of our clothes sold in the UK are made from cotton.
Due to the mass consumption of cotton, not all cotton is produced lets say in the most natural way possible. The majority of cotton is made in countries that face water shortages as it is and cotton uses a lot of water to grow. However organic cotton farmers rely on rain water to grow their cotton. This means they're not extracting the water from the ground which can put pressure on water supplies in the local area.
Cotton also uses hazardous synthetic pesticides that can pollute the ground and water. These synthetic pesticides are actually banned in organic farming.