Cotton is a great fiber to make clothes with, but unfortunately, growing it causes huge environmental problems. It’s a crop that uses a lot of water, and most large cotton monocultures are doused in large quantities of pesticides. On top of that, growing cotton requires arable land, so it competes with food crops.
But how about cellulose from trees? With it we can make rayon, the modern version of which is pretty much a direct substitute for cotton, except that it is even better adapted to the climate of most developing countries than cotton because it breathes better and it’s more absorbant.
Very exciting idea. Cotton is a lousy crop wasting much water and land