Mindful and conscious about what we put in our bodies, we are all familiar with the health benefits of organic food. What about what we put on our bodies? Organic cotton, similar to organic food, has advantageous impact on our health, especially when it comes to the little ones, and the health of our planet.
What is Organic Cotton
Organic cotton refers to cotton that's grown without the use of toxic pesticides or fertilizers. According to the Organic Trade Association, organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment.
Why Choose Organic Cotton
Children and babies develop allergies to chemicals easily. This is why doctors usually recommend natural-based products for children, such shampoos, lotions, and even detergents. However, many people forget that clothing, too, is something that comes into direct contact of their delicate skin.
Grown using organic means and without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides, organic cotton is a safer option for the little ones.
Cotton is widely loved for being natural and highly breathable, allowing us to wear it in warmer days and still be comfortable as it does not trap heat and allows moisture to evaporate. This also means that it retains odour less than synthetic fabric and other materials, which helps to reduce respiratory problems. Organic cotton is not only extremely soft and gentle on the skin, but most importantly toxin-free, making it ideal for the tender, developing skin of a baby.
Opting for organic cotton protects the environment as well. Statistics has shown that conventional cotton accounts for nearly 25% of the insecticides and 10% of the pesticides used worldwide - such an excessive use of chemicals contributes to the environmental pollution, and are harmful for farmers and workers. Going chemical-free plays a part improving the quality of the land, preventing water contamination, and conserving biodiversity.
Buying Organic Cotton
You can look out for the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) symbol to be sure a product really is organic from field to finished. All farms and factories that undergo inspection and certification are independently checked against strict criteria, so you can rest assured that products carrying the GOTS logos are safe.
Kerry and Mase
Certified by GOTS, Kerry and Mase is a contemporary baby & kid's clothing brand based in Singapore. All products are ethically and elegantly made with great attention and care.
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