**Please note: Green Cotton has moved to a new host. For our most up-to-date posts and current blog, please visit http://www.greencottonblog.com. **

Green Cotton is a forum to write about the intersection between sustainability and fashion. We cover organic fibers and fabrics (such as organic cotton, wool and hemp as well as sustainable fabrics such as bamboo, soy, silk, and jute) as well as trends in fashion and sustainability. Green Cotton reviews new and existing companies, pioneering individuals; uncovers farming issues, new technologies and other exciting topics in the field. Greencotton can be found on bestgreenblogs.com, Sundance Channel’s eco-community, and Blogcatalog. Send us your comments and questions to Greencottonblo[at]gmail.com.


Shana Yansen

Shana is passionate about the environment and fashion and loves writing about these issues. She is also in the process of starting an organic and sustainable clothing company Jute & Jackfruit. Shana started Greencottonblog to examine organic and sustainable clothing and fashion issues at the end of August 2007.

Contributing Writers

Erin Dale

Erin is an aspiring writer and 2007 grad with a B.A. in Communication Arts. She is passionate about the environment and fashion, and wants to write a book about the fun and difficulties associated with going vegan. When she isn’t writing, Erin cooks, gardens, and plays piano and guitar.


  1. September 29, 2007 at 9:58 am


    Over two thirds of the world’s cotton is grown in developing countries and the former Soviet Union. Valued at over $32 billion every year, global cotton production should be improving lives. But this “white gold” too often brings misery.

    The Environmental Justice Foundation is committed to eradicating child labour and the deadliest pesticides from cotton production and promoting organic alternatives.

    to raise public awareness to press retailers to only sell “clean cotton”

    for an EU regulation on forced child labour

    for cotton products to show the country of origin of the cotton on the label

  2. Leslie Genova said,

    October 1, 2007 at 1:40 am

    Did you see that Seattle just hosted their first Eco-Fashion week?


  3. Harmony said,

    November 8, 2007 at 1:43 am

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!!

  4. February 6, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Hi, i am trying to open a sustainable clothes shop (organic cotton, silk, hemp, ..) for Women, men and Kids in the north of France.
    All my project is done, i ve make a bisness plan, and market study, i ve found a shop, clothes, but all the bank i ask to help me to make this project available didn’t want to give me some money !!!!!
    Why it s so difficult to make the earth better for our childrens ????
    It’s nice to find web site like u ‘r to have a little sun in this polution world.
    Benoit CARETTE

  5. March 8, 2008 at 10:13 pm


  6. James said,

    May 15, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Hi – we are a coffee company and we recycle our burlap coffee bags into totes and bags. The totes/bags are great – except when they get wet (rain) – thus can you recommend a natural way to waterproof them or a way that is the least toxic? Thanks, James

  7. Kip Kussman said,

    June 18, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    We want to thank you for the tremendous work you are doing for our environment. Just to let you know, your heads up on the bamboo textile issues has saved us a quite a lot of grief. We were able to remove over 400 bamboo textile items before going live, that we felt were not as Green as they were initially stated. Again we really appreciate the work you are doing, not only from a consumers stand point but also from a retailers position.

  8. syansen said,

    June 20, 2008 at 3:52 am

    Glad I could be of some help, Kip. Good luck with your business and keep stopping by!

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