To go Organic or Not?
We’ve all heard the craze for organic cotton – but is it really more beneficial? And if so, how?
Let’s look at some of the main differences:
The production of regular cotton involves the use of toxic chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides.
A study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that 7 of the top 15 pesticides used in cotton have “possible”, “likely,” “probable,” or “known” carcinogens in them! An investigation by Greenpeace further delved into the hazardous chemicals used by many high street fashion brands. The results emphasise the need for brands to work to eliminate the use of hazardous substances in their products.
Harsh chemicals are used to treat regular cotton. This damages and shortens the fibers in the fabric. This results in a lower quality fabric. In contrast the production of organic cotton is a gentler process and allows the fibres to retain their natural strength and durability.
- Softer Fabric
The longer fibres in organic cotton result in fabric that is softer and feels nicer on skin.
- Better for the Environment
The array of fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides are not only unhealthy for people, but also for our environment. Organic cotton uses less water to make the products and is a more sustainable option. It’s also safer for farmers and workers who do not need to work with the dangerous chemicals that regular cotton uses.
Sage Baby is committed to Greenpeace urge for brands to be make more conscious choices in the fabrics they use.
Our organic cotton clothing is proudly made with GOTS Certified Organic Cotton. We are proud to provide only the highest quality products to our customers. To view our latest collection click here to shop our range of products and join the organic movement.