This is the price we pay for eliminating home economics from our schools: staggering ignorance about the origins and characteristics of the materials used to make clothing and other textile products. I was browsing the web for information on cruelty-free silk and was treated to the following "facts":
- silk is "made out of silk worms by boiling them"
- cotton is the most ethical fiber because is is a renewable agricultural fiber
- shearing sheep is painful and bad for them
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