I had no idea about the amount of pesticides and water it takes to grow cotton. Incredibly it takes 1800 gallons of water to make a single pair of jeans. I'm far more conscious now when buying clothes. I'm pursuing a mindful and conscious-living lifestyle and will now avoid man-made, sweatshop-made items. There's a whole new joy to be found in discovering the smaller companies with great ethics and sustainability and supporting them, or even rooting around in charity shops.