10 Reasons to Buy Organic Baby Clothes
Stylish, safe and ethically sound, here are 10 good reasons why you should go organic with your little ones clothes.
- Your baby avoids exposure to toxic chemicals. This one is obvious. Your baby’s skin is thinner and more prone to absorbing the cocktail of harmful chemicals that are used in the growing and production of garments. Toxic herbicides, fungicides and defoliants, formaldehyde, heavy metals and toxic dyes are among many others chemicals that are routinely used.
- Better for wildlife. By its nature, organic farming practices do not use pesticides harmful to the many insect species needed for a diverse ecosystem. Fields may also be smaller with more hedgerows, again promoting plant and animal diversity.
- Lower carbon footprint. The production and transport of artificial fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides add a huge amount of CO2 to the atmosphere. Organic cotton production is simpler and therefore doesn’t contribute as much to this problem.
- The health and well-being of workers is not compromised. Workers involved in non-organic textile production are often exposed to pesticides and other chemicals leading to a myriad of health problems.
- Better for babies with allergies. Formaldehyde, Bleach and chemical dyes used in cotton fabric production are all known to contribute to a variety of allergies.
- Better for babies with eczema. Again, formaldehyde, a chemical used to give fabric a crisp new feel, is linked to eczema.
- Organic cotton wears extremely well. This is due to the abuse the fabric has already gone through in its production from dying, bleaching, scouring and the addition of a cocktail of chemicals.
- It is cheaper! Linked to point 7, on average a non-organic cotton item will start to break down after many less washes than an organic one.
- Helps to protect water sources and soil quality. Production of non-organic cotton uses a large amount of chemicals which often find their way into water sources. In addition to this, chemical pesticides run off fields into streams and rivers, potentially contaminating water supplies.
- There are now a huge range of designers, manufacturers and retailers working with organic materials. Your choice is better than ever!