Is it a latest fad or an actual fact which shrouds around the words “organic clothing”? One wonders “what’s the big deal about it?” “Why pay more if the cheaper option is available”? But parents who are aware about the potential dangers of the conventional cotton clothes can vouch that the benefits of organic clothing not only extends to the delicate new skin of their babies but to the environment also.
According to a study, as cotton is not a food crop, there is no regulation on the chemicals sprayed on it. After working on the crop, the residual chemical is absorbed in air, soil, water and eventually enters the whole food chain ending up in our bodies. Right from the process of making cloth through its packaging, cotton is subjected to various chemicals like ammonia, various dyes, preservatives like formaldehyde etc. Imagine these chemicals penetrating into your baby’s body! Quite a disturbing thought.
Certified organic cotton clothing is made from cotton grown without using any harmful chemicals, pesticides or fertilizers. This hypoallergenic clothing is best suited for baby’s sensitive skin. Unlike synthetic clothes, this eco-friendly, super soft organic cotton clothes are breathable, don’t trap perspiration, are light, does not wear and tear for a long time, retains shape and fit regardless of number of times it’s washed.
These days a large variety of baby’s/kids layette – from soft bottoms and tops, onesies or rompers, frocks, skirts, shirts, hooded towels, cotton beddings and sheets and nightwear are available in organic form. Additionally, one can look for organic baby clothing made from other natural fibers such as wool, bamboo, and hemp.
Though , argued that organic cotton is little pricey than its conventional counterpart, but in long-term it’s a more feasible choice as it last longer, and above all, makes you feel good that your baby is not wearing anything poisonous on his body .