What is nowadays called organic fabric?
Term “organic fabric” is massively confused with the “fabric of organic origin”. For instance, cotton, hemp, and linen have an organic origin. Fabrics of non-organic origin are polyester, elastane, etc.
However, not all cotton is organic.
Regular cotton farming starts with genetically modified seeds and the use of pesticides. Organic cotton is made from natural seeds, and there is no use of pesticides or other harmful chemicals.
The purity of cotton fibers is judged from the way the cotton is picked. Regular cotton is usually machine-picked and may contain leaves and pieces of wood. Organic cotton is completely handpicked.
Processing of regular cotton uses a large amount of chemicals including chlorine and heavy metals. Even after washing the finished products, the residue of these chemicals remains and can cause skin allergies. Organic cotton uses safer alternatives like water-based dyes, and peroxide for whitening.
Organic cotton is softer, hypoallergenic and long lasting. It also protects the ecosystem, reduces wastage of water, and ensures a safer working environment for the farmers and manufacturers. Organic cotton is a sustainable and eco-friendly option to regular cotton.
By using organic cotton, you make positive impact on health of your child and the planet.