We all know organic is good. But have you ever wondered why more and more parents are turning to organic clothes for their children?
Cotton is one of the most chemically treated crops in the world, accounting for 25% of the insecticides and 10% of the pesticides used worldwide. These toxins are harmful for farmers and workers, us as consumers, and entire wildlife eco-systems. We even feel the harmful effects of non-organic cottons and fabrics in our daily lives. Irritated skin, rashes and even headaches and dizziness can be caused by the chemical residue trapped in the threads.
Newbie cotton is organic. That means it is more sustainably grown without genetically modified organisms (GMOs), chemical pesticides or artificial fertilisers.
There are strict guidelines for growing, transporting and processing organic cotton to avoid contamination. Not only is is it much more environmentally friendly, it is safer for the farmers and their families and provides a long-term solution for cotton growth as pests are becoming increasingly resistant to pesticides.
Choosing organic kids clothes helps us to do our part to reduce the amount of pesticides used, but also to help protect our baby’s delicate skin.