What we wear on our bodies has the same environmental and ecological impact as what we choose to put on our skin. Do you remember the documentary ​​The True Cost, released in 2015 on the world of fast fashion? Since then, people have begun to demand more transparency and attention from manufacturers and retailers. 

So, no more farmers and growers contracting deadly diseases from growing chemical laden cotton. No more warehouse workers, as well as workers, forced to work in unsafe conditions or in contact with potentially dangerous materials. No more landfills, scattered all over the world, full of garments discarded because they are made with poor quality materials.  

But then, what can it be a smarter way of making clothes?

The transition to the production of organic cotton it's a great place to start. There are many radical advantages represented by the use of organic cotton and it is normal that more and more fashion brands are starting to prefer this material.

SANDY - Abito in cotone organico grigio e fantasia Bogor

SANDY - Abito in cotone organico grigio e fantasia Bogor

The benefits for those who wear organic cotton clothes

There is nothing better than wearing a nice, freshly washed and dried cotton dress. IS soft, cozy, comfortable and smells good! What if we told you that organic cotton maintains the high standards set by regular cotton

Organic cotton is the same soft and cozy. Not to mention its duration; your organic cotton clothes will last just as long, if not longer, than your regular cotton clothes.

Then, it is important to consider the lack of skin irritation potentially caused by the use of non-organic cottons. Millions of people around the world suffer from mild to severe skin allergies. Many of these allergies are due to the chemicals used to make cotton. Eliminating these chemicals allows you to get a cleaner, healthier cotton and free from substances harmful to the skin and the body.

Unfortunately, most of us forget how badly the chemicals in the clothes we wear every day, for several hours, can adversely affect our health. And not only about us, if we consider the contacts we can have during the day with other people, including children. Switching to organic cotton is the safest and most effective change we can make to our wardrobe.

 

MIRIAM - Blusa oversize in cotone organico, colore arancione e fantasia Voile

The advantages for those who produce organic cotton

Many of the chemicals used to grow cotton are known to be carcinogenic. Did you know that farmers, growers and their families are diagnosed with cancer at significantly higher rates than the rest of the population? 

This is due to pesticides, insecticides and other chemicals used in crops. Sometimes, improper handling of these chemicals can cause injury, deformity, and even death.

Organic cotton eliminates the threat of cancer and disease that most farmers face. It allows them to grow cotton without worrying about their own health or the health of their families.

A surprising "side effect" of this advantage is that the farmer can save money. Instead of paying expensive medical bills to treat skin irritation and chemical-induced diseases, you can live a healthier, safer, and more profitable life. 

It also allows farmers to save on seed costs in the long run. Genetically modified seeds are expensive, as are the chemicals used on them. Farmers can eliminate the storage of these chemicals and use the clean seeds of their organic crops.

The benefits for the planet

The list of atrocities on the planet caused by chemicals in agriculture is endless. In addition to penetrating the plant, the chemical components also contaminate the soil. This affects the usability of that soil for generations to come. Through the soil, chemicals also infect water sources such as lakes and rivers. They can enter our drinking water and damage the ecosystem. Are we really ready to say goodbye to bees, frogs, birds and other endangered animals? 

Organic cotton production takes a detour around all these risks. There is no water contamination, plant contamination or loss of ecosystems and biodiversity. In addition, the production of organic cotton creates less air pollution. Organic cotton produced in America, for example, creates 50% fewer carbon emissions than regular cotton. For producers and consumers looking to help reduce carbon emissions and stop global warming, organic cotton fabrics are the way to go.

 

TAYLOR - Gonna in cotone organico senape e fantasia Irbid

TAYLOR - Gonna in cotone organico senape e fantasia Irbid