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Fashion
Organic Wool 1st December 2009
The environmental impact of cheap knit-wear

A cashmere jumper can cost less than fifty pounds these days but campaigners say the price the environment is paying is potentially catastrophic. While the impact of mass produced cotton has been well documented, less is known about the impact of cheap knit-wear. Some retailers now stock organic jumpers but the organic wool industry is still in its infancy. Reporter Sarah Swadling meets Julia Hopson from the Cornish Organic Wool Company and the women who complete the chain, from field to yarn.
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