A recent survey shows that women still have a lot of room for improvement when it comes, in a nutshell, to wearing cotton.
A survey by the Women’s Wear Daily found that 72% of respondents said they had never worn a cotton poncho or a cotton scarf.
That number jumps to 76% for men.
But if women don’t make strides, they’re likely to continue to have to make do with what they already have.
“We have cotton, and it’s not necessarily going to last forever,” said Amy Wozniak, co-founder and CEO of the Women in Wear Network.
“It can be a bit flimsy.
It can be very fragile.
But it can be pretty nice.”
Wozniack said that while cotton may be a relatively new, relatively affordable material, there are still a lot more women in the world who aren’t in the same situation as Woz.
Women make up an estimated 75% of the global workforce, according to the International Labor Organization, but only a quarter of cotton workers.
That makes them an important demographic, but not the only one.
Woz said that women aren’t alone in wearing cotton pons and scarves, and that’s a good thing.
“You’ve got to realize that women are in a position of power in our society, and women are making a lot less money than men, and we have a really big responsibility as a society to make sure that we’re investing in our women and girls to be able to be empowered,” she said.
Wojniak said that in her opinion, a lot has to change, from the cultural perspective as well.
“I think there’s a lot that has to be done,” she told Bustle.
“And I think we’re going to see a lot change.
I think that the fact that there’s so much cotton out there, that there are so many people who are interested in making a change, is a sign of things to come.”
I think we have cotton.
It’s not always going to be as soft as other things.
It has a lot to offer, but it’s also really expensive.
We need to make it affordable for everyone.
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