03 Apr Why children should wear organic cotton clothing
When we’re choosing clothing for our kids, we tend to pick the softest materials, the cutest prints and most comfortable designs, and we should! Our sons and daughters deserve only the best. But there are other things you should be looking for in your kids clothing.
Did you know that some dyeing processes add chemicals to the textiles that can be absorbed into your body through your skin? A study conducted by Greenpeace states that over 20 brands had hazardous chemicals in their finished products for adults and kids – who are more vulnerable to the effects of these chemicals.
So why should you prefer dressing your kids in organic cotton clothing?
Organic cotton clothing is better for sensitive skin such as children’s as well as for those with allergies. Organic cotton farmers use only organic-approved fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides from plants, animals and minerals to prevent pests and diseases. This reduces the risk for your health while also protecting farmworkers and reducing environmental pollution.
But the origin of the cotton is not all that matters. For example here at Barn of Monkeys, we take great pride in being GOTS certified (Global Organic Textil Standard), the leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
This means that from the moment that the cotton is picked up, we guarantee that the production of the fiber, processing and manufacturing of our clothes is done so within the GOTS standards!
And do you know what that leaves you with? A piece of clothing that is even softer than the common cotton clothing yet more durable which means that your clothes will look better for longer!