Did you know that mainstream clothing is sometimes the source of contact dermatitis, an allergic reaction?
Experts highlight that dyes, resins and formaldehyde, used in the processing of mainstream fabrics are often the likely sources of skin reactions. It has also been noted that synthetic fibres and wool can act as irritants to the skin. Sensitive individuals are often most tolerant of white cotton. Thus, organic clothing, especially organic cotton, made without these potential allergens and irritants, often feel better to your skin.
We often feel the harmful effects of non-organic cottons and fabrics in our daily lives without realising it. Irritated skin, rashes and even headaches and dizziness can be caused by the chemical residues that are trapped in our clothing.
Synthetic mainstream fibres don’t allow the skin to breathe properly, causing sweat to build up on the skin, a common eczema trigger. EcoWolfe clothing however, is made from organic cotton that acts as a wick removing moisture from the skin.
Synthetic mainstream fabrics, such as nylon and polyester, are also most often made from chemically produced fibers. These chemicals can be absorbed through our skin, particularly if the skin is open as is often the case with eczema. For these reasons, it’s best for anyone with eczema, allergies or sensitive skin, to avoid using synthetic fabrics as they can further aggravate these conditions.
This is why at EcoWolfe we strive to make our clothing from natural materials such as organic cotton.