Organic Cotton Baby Clothing - The Green Choice
Organic Cotton Baby Clothing - The Green ChoiceAuthor: Keith King
Cotton may be one of the most versatile crops in the world, but with the amount of pesticides and insecticides (over 25% of the worlds total usage) involved in their production it can also be said that cotton is the most toxic crop in the world. It takes roughly one pound of synthetic fertilizers and chemicals to produce three cotton t shirts.
Once cotton becomes a garment, traditional products are still subjected to toxic dyes and chemical finishes that whiten and preserve. The reason; these traditional methods save the manufacturer money. This is a sad truth, but sadder still is that these chemicals outgas and are absorbed into the wearers skin and respiratory system.
As green parents, you all know that heavy pesticides contribute to such diverse problems as air, river and ocean pollution and animal ill health. The health risks for farm workers include asthma, fatal poisoning and cancer when dealing with conventionally grown cotton. Consider for a moment how the residue of these poisons will affect your babies skin and respiratory system when wearing garments made of this cotton.
The only eco friendly choice for your child is organic cotton baby clothing. Even though organic cotton farmers only account for around 1% of cotton production, the market is growing, nearly 15% each year. And the market will continue to grow as more and more green parents choose organic cotton baby clothing, blankets and plush toys for their children.
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. By reducing the amount of toxic pesticides and fertilizers we help to maintain soil fertility and build a more biologically diverse agricultural system. Third party organic certification involves inspections, soil, water and processing plant testing and record keeping requirements to insure all standards are met.
Organic cotton baby clothing is one of the fastest growing areas of the organic cotton movement. This is for good reason due to infants and babies skin allergies and sensitivities. Organic cotton baby clothing is softer and healthier for your child than traditionally grown cotton clothing.
Even though the numbers are still small for organic cotton, there are things you as a parent can do to help raise awareness about the benefits of organic cotton. The best and easiest way to support organic cotton is through personal purchases or gifts to friends and family.
Organic cotton baby clothing does not use chemicals in growing or processing and is the healthiest solution for the planets ecosystem and the health of your children. Help your child start off a cleaner, healthier life in clothing made of organic cotton.
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