We know about the health benefits of buying organic food and using organic cleaning products, but what about organic materials in fashion?
If you care about what goes on your body or concerned about the welfare of others, take note – wearing organic fabrics has a major positive impact on your health and the health of our planet.
So, what makes organic materials, like organic cotton, so much better? Organic cotton is grown in a way that uses methods and materials that lessen the impact on our environment. Organic cotton farmers use growing systems that replenish and maintain soil fertility as well as build biologically diverse agriculture. Organic cotton also uses far less water too.
The main benefit of organic materials, however, is that the crops aren’t treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and Genetically Modified Organisms. These toxins are harmful for farmers, us the consumer and entire wildlife eco-systems.
And yet, less than one percent of all cotton grown is organic. We can and must do better.
Chemicals often seep into our water ways after heavy rains that can poison our lakes and rivers. Pesticide residue has been increasingly discovered in foods, farm animals and even breast milk. Not only are these carcinogens responsible for thousands of cases of illness in adults, they are particularly harmful to young children.
This is why EcoWolfe champions the use of organic and eco-friendly materials. However, it is down to all of us, as consumers, to do more to protect ourselves and our planet.