If you are an animal lover, care about what goes on your body or are concerned about the environment, take note – wearing Organic Fabrics has a major positive impact on your health and the health of our planet.
What makes organic materials, like cotton, so much better than the conventional ones?
Organic Cotton is grown in a way that uses methods and materials that lessen the impact on our environment. Organic materials are safer to wildlife and the environment, as unlike man made materials, they break down and degrade far easier.
Another key benefit of Organic Fabrics is that the crops aren’t treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and Genetically Modified Organisms.
These toxins are harmful for farmers and workers, us as consumers, and entire wildlife eco-systems. And yet, less than one percent of all cotton grown is organic. We can and must do better.
These chemicals seep into run-off water after heavy rains, poisoning lakes, rivers and our oceans. Pesticide residue has been increasingly discovered in foods, farm animals and even breast milk. Not only are these carcinogens responsible for thousands of cases cancer in adults, they are particularly harmful to young children who can develop debilitating neurodevelopmental effects.
We even feel the harmful effects of non-organic cottons and synthetic fabrics in our daily lives. Irritated skin, rashes and even headaches and dizziness can be caused by the chemical residue trapped in the threads.
More and more brands and fashion houses are committing to Organic materials. Ecowolfe is committed to using Organic Cotton across its entire range of clothing, but it is the consumer that must now do more to protect our planet.
If our clothing choices are affecting our farmers, harming the environment and destroying oceans, then we have an obligation to consider Organic Cotton along with style and fit. It’s that important.