"Many consumers assume that natural fibers have less of an environmental impact than do manufactured or synthetic fibers. However, the natural fibers' impact on soil conservation, use of agricultural chemicals, disposal of animal waste, water demands, cleaning requirements, and processing create environmental problems. Since very few textile products are disposed of in a manner that allows for biodegradation, natural fibers do not have that advantage in modern society" (Kadolph, 2007).
I didn't know this little fact! I think that when i'm buying fabric the next time i'm not just gonna go to walmart, but do a little research online first. Find out who is actually running a "green" business.