The word "cotton" evokes associations with nature, the good old days, quality and tradition. However, it's also true that cotton production puts a great strain on the environment: just 2.4 % of the world's arable land is planted with cotton, yet the crop is heavily dependent on pesticides and accounts for approximately 25 % of the world's pesticide market.

What's more, each ton of cotton produced uses up a staggering 18,000 litres of freshwater. Moreover, in the principle – and also dry – cultivation areas such as Pakistan, Mali, China and the Midwest of the United States, this freshwater is needed much more desperately by people and nature.
That's why having fewer cotton plantations means more life-giving water and fewer pesticides and insecticides for our environment.
In the light of such figures, it is even more painful that remnants of this so dearly obtained material are discarded during textile production and – in most cases – simply thrown away.
But AMAZONAS uses a straightforward technique to turn these remnants back into yarn. Because the fibres are shorter than during the original process, they are stabilized by adding a maximum of 15 % polyester threads. Only materials are used in which the dyes have been strictly monitored (for example, tested for skin sensitivity).
That's why we at AMAZONAS produce our (coloured) hammocks this way – and help preserve the world's natural resources and protect the environment.

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