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4 Facts About Organic & Eco-Friendly Fabrics You May Not Know

Posted on November 19 2020

What you wear is how you breathe sustainable blog post cover by Aux Pays Des Chouchous. 4facts about organic & eco-friendly fabric you may not know.

 

Your clothes are your armour, an extension of your skin- which is why it shouldn’t work to fight you but to fight for you. Organic fabrics is a one stop shot in giving scratchy fabrics the boot and opening doors for you to feel completely one with what you wear. But what else is there to know about choosing organic fibers? 


1. It’s better for your skin!

Organic fabric feels softer, smells cleaner and is less likely to trigger allergies. With organic clothing, they’re not grown with potentially harmful chemical pesticides and fertilizers. As our clothes lie and rub against our skin all day, for some people, non-organically grown clothing exposes your skin to these chemicals. This can cause reactions such as uncomfortable irritations.

If you or your child are experiencing rashes, or have sensitive skin, give organic clothes a try. It’s well worth the investment to save yourself the mental stress from having irritated skin that leaves you uncomfortable all day. Allow your skin to breathe organic, especially babies and toddlers.
baby wrapped in neutral color organic blanket

2. There are various global standard for organic clothes and fabrics

Ever wondered how you’d be able to determine what’s actually sustainable while shopping? Some countries don’t have government regulations for what is considered organic. Thankfully, there are global standards that can inform our needs. Keep your eyes open for the following type of labels:

 

GOTS-certified logo. Also know as Global Orangic Textile Standard-certified.
 Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS):

 

Clothes that have these tags are coronated with the strictest global standards for organ materials. You’re well taken care of this certified label claims that the fibres of these products are sent to labs where it’s verified that pesticides and genetically modified seeds were absent, and that no other hazardous chemicals were involved during production. So really, it isn’t just about how the fibers were planted, it’s also about how they were handled and styled as the final product!

 

OEKO-TEX standard certification

 OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100

If an item has a STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of the item, for example, every thread, button, and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances, ensuring that it’s harmless for human health.


3. Organic cotton doesn’t just help the environment, it helps the farmers too

While it’s more widely known that organic products are better for the environment and less likely to be subjected to fast fashion, which has undoubtedly contributed to our growing environmental issues, one area that isn’t considered enough is that choosing organic cotton is also choosing to support farmers as well.

Should the use of organic cotton become more widespread, more farm owners and workers will be able to worry less about being exposed to chemical toxins in the air, and experience long term health conditions. According to the World Health Organization, 20,000 people in developing countries die each year due to pesticides, and there is also a  correlation to development issues in children in the family as well.


4. Organic doesn’t mean less durable

Afternoon play can often mean a torn jacket or a ripped pair of pants. But what if we told you that you could spend less time stressing over finding a clothing replacement by just checking the fabric type the first time around?

Clothes made from regular cotton are lower quality than organic cotton because they’ve been damaged by chemicals. Regular cotton has been exposed to chemicals that lower its quality. As a result, damage to the fabric is compounded every time it’s exposed to other chemicals such as laundry detergent. Organic cotton is often more durable and is something you can consider when shopping for sustainable fashion.

 

Meet the leopard's little sister, the Bengal cat, on the 'Wannabe Leopard' print, which shows a playful cat throwing around balls of yarn on the Fiona baby romper. It has easy snap closure at the neck and crotch. This product is Oeko-Tex certified. Fiona is a baby romper in the "Oriental Peacocks" print with a pink edge tape. It has easy snap closure at the neck and crotch. No Gravity' print on the Fairfax baby romper. It has an easy snap closure at the neck and crotch.

Molo, is a great option for an urban twist on whimsical designs for childrens’ clothes. Some of their items are made from organic cotton. More into bold urban designs? You’ll find a wide variety of designs, many of which Oeko-Tex certified. 

 

Children's I dig denim sweatshirt in light pink. Drape style hem with ribbed side panels. Children's I dig denim comfortable lose fit pants in rusty brown. small grid textured fabric. Elastic waistband with drawstring, side pockets, and cuff slits. Children's I dig denim sweatpants in rosewood color. Regular fit with ribbed waistband and cuffs. Tape style waistband drawstring and zipper details below and above each knees.

I Dig Denim is also a preferred option if you’re looking for comfortable jeans as well.

At Aux Pays Des Chouchous, we want to ensure that finding quality sustainable clothes for your kids becomes low barrier as possible. We've filtered out GOTs and OEKO TEX certified items on our page so you can find what you love. 

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