Every parent’s journey is unique, so there are many reasons why it may make sense to make the switch to buying organic baby clothes.
Whether you’re keen on understanding the advantages of ‘going organic’ or you’re contemplating how you can lessen your impact on the environment, we hope this article will provide you with some valuable insight into the reasons why more parents are choosing organic baby clothing.
Firstly, what is organic baby clothing?
Organic clothing is made from a material raised in or grown in compliance with organic agricultural standards. To meet organic farming guidelines, no genetically modified seeds, pesticides, or other chemicals can be used — thus protecting the environment. Organic clothing may be composed of cotton, jute, silk, ramie, or wool, amongst other natural materials.
Friendlier on your baby’s skin
When you become a parent, you quickly realise just how much thinner, fragile and less oily your baby’s skin is. If you’re looking to keep their sensitive skin extra healthy, it’s best to avoid clothing that has been made using harsh chemicals, such as:
- Antimony (PET)
- Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs)
- Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs)
- Organotin compounds
- Heavy metals like lead, cadmium, mercury and chromium (VI)
If your baby’s skin is irritated and you’re concerned their clothing is not as safe as it should be, it’s best to switch to products that meet the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). This certification covers every stage of production from the raw materials through to manufacturing; all of which must be environmentally and socially responsible. The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is another accreditation worth seeking when buying organic baby clothing. It was first introduced at the beginning of the 1990s in response to rising demand for textiles production that posed no health risks.
Helps Protect Our Planet
By choosing to buy baby clothing with no toxic chemicals used in production, you can also protect the planet and reduce your environmental footprint. It’s a sad reality, but conventionally grown cotton uses more pesticides than any other single crop. It epitomises chemically dependent agriculture’s worst effects, such as damaging soil and air, whilst conventional practices also use more water and energy.
To outline some of the critical differences in terms of the impact on the planet, organic cotton creates almost half the amount of greenhouse gas emissions than conventional cotton — an achievement mainly based on the lack of nitrous dioxide-releasing fertilisers and pesticides, as well as fewer mechanised farming practices.
Organic baby clothes will undoubtedly last longer. For example, cotton can wear down after 8-10 washes, yet organic cotton can be washed over 20 times before any wear is evident. This is due to organic cotton’s resilient fibres, which have not been damaged by chemicals during the growing or weaving process.
Better Value For Money
We all want excellent value for money, no matter the product we’re investing in, and organic baby clothing is no different. Many people believe that organic clothing is pricier, and it’s understandable because generally, it is. We’re all watching our daily, weekly or monthly budgets; however, it’s becoming even easier to find high-quality organic baby clothes at very fair prices. Whether you’re looking for clothing that’s durable, friendlier on your baby’s skin or kinder to the environment, we often hold sales and provide generous discounts on certain lines. The difference is that when you discover bargain organic baby garments like nappies, onesies, rompers or singlets, you’re still contributing to the fair treatment of people involved in the production of these stunning, soft and comfortable products.
Much more unique
Our website boasts a wardrobe of unique colours and gorgeous styles, with designs that simply aren’t accessible from online giants or major high street chains. Many of our parents pass on the lovely feedback they get from other parents, helping to spread the word that organic clothing is the future of fashion and agriculture, creating a kinder and more sustainable future.
Support local businesses
Our organic baby clothing does not just benefit the boutique eco-clothing brand you buy from; it helps build stronger family-run farms and strengthens local communities. Every purchase helps those who put so much hard work and dedication into crafting quality sustainable products for us and our little ones.
Boosts your mental wellbeing
Conscious living can bring about so many positive changes in your life. When you take a step back and consider your impact on the planet, you may find yourself appreciating (and caring for) everything around you. By choosing ethical, sustainable and organic baby garments, your mental health may improve considerably, as you begin to clear your conscience with “guilt-free clothing”.