The Con: Cotton can use a lot of water to grow, but it really depends on which region of the world it’s grown in.
The Pros: Cotton is a natural fiber that doesn’t need a ton of chemical processing, and it has a lower impact on climate change (read: less CO2 emitted) than most other common fibers.
WHEN YOU SAY “ETHICAL”...
In this case, we mean: Garment workers were paid a fair wage for fair working hours, and this brand plans to implement living wages by 2025. Factories don’t allow child labor or forced labor. The brand publicly lists all suppliers and a code of conduct and has set science-based targets (legit plans for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions)