When you shop online or in stores you may have noticed that there are many more options for organic and eco friendly clothing these days. So what is the big deal about eco friendly fabrics? Why are more companies offering organically made clothing? Did you know that 20% of industrial WATER POLLUTION globally is attributable to the dyeing and treatment of textiles?! We can make a difference by learning more about making smarter choices when it comes to fashion. Here are some need to knows about eco friendly fabrics.
Choosing organic and eco friendly fabrics create less water consumption and cleaner waters. What does this mean? Organic cotton is grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides, therefore helping to improve the quality of the land, prevent water contamination, and conserve biodiversity of our planet. Pesticides for conventionally grown cotton, used to make clothing, are not regulated and the run-off leaches into our water.
Fabrics made from post consumer plastic water bottles means less plastic in our landfills and oceans. The fish thank you! Plastic bottles take 450 years to decompose. You read that right, 450 years! Most plastics in use today are made of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET for short, and are nearly indestructible.
SAFE FOR KIDS
Outfitting your kids in non-toxic clothing is safer and healthier for your little ones by cutting down their exposure to harmful toxins. A baby’s skin is more porous and thinner than an adult’s skin. This means that their skin absorbs things very easily making it less resistant to bacteria and harmful substances in the environment. Most conventionally grown cottons are sprayed with toxic chemicals so why not reduce this exposure by dressing them in organic, eco friendly cute clothes that won’t harm them.
MAKE A CHANGE
YOU can make an impact! The little things make a difference – buying eco friendly, organic and sustainable products helps lessen your carbon footprint. Better for the health of your children, communities and the environment. Everyone wins!