of all the water people use globally is dedicated to agriculture. That water is essential for the food we eat, as well as crops like cotton.
of the total amount of water consumed by agriculture is used for growing cotton alone. In fact, WWF calls cotton “the most widespread, profitable non-food crop in the world.”
The number of people this cash-crop provides income for and employs almost 7 percent of all labor in developing countries.
Approximately half of all textiles are made of cotton.
According to WWF, the amount of water it takes to produce just one kilogram of cotton, which roughly equals one T-shirt and a pair of jeans.