Etsy seller curleycreations tells us, "Grown without toxic chemicals or pesticides, organic cotton is healthier for the earth’s soil and water, animals, farmers, manufacturers, and finally, YOU. Conventional cotton production uses 25% of the world's insecticides and 10% of the world's pesticides (including herbicides and defoliants), despite using only 3% of the world's cropland."
5.) Buy items to reuse rather than discard:
Etsy seller LucyBlaireCreations describes her item, "This handmade bag is perfect for trips to the grocery store or shopping mall. Its made of two layers of water resistant oilcloth with an orange floral pattern on the outside and a green gingham pattern on the inside. The double layers work to contain spill or leaky foods and the two layers also add strength and make the bag nice and sturdy."