Since today is Earth Day, it is the perfect day for me to share my favourite earth friendly & organic clothing, accessories and toys for your little one for this spring and summer. Mother Nature is in critical condition and needs our help! I always try to do my part to minimize my impact on the earth, and purchasing organic is something I do-- it is not only better for Mother Nature, but is also better for me and my family. Yes, buying organic fabrics does cost more and most of us don't know why, so I did some research on organic fabrics to share with you, so you can better understand the reasons why and the impact it has on Mother Nature.
Organic cotton fabric comes from a carefully implented and intensely monitored multi-phase process. As Daisy Janie writes on her website daisyjanie.com,
"First the cotton plants are sown from non-GMO seeds, and the cotton fiber is grown and harvested without the use of toxic insecticides, pesticides and fertilizers. Instead, crop rotation, trap crops, and beneficial insect predators are used to prevent and control disease, weed and pest problems. Next, the harvested cotton fiber is processed into yarn for weaving into fabric, using only safe cornstarches and peroxides. Chemical inputs like formaldehyde, heavy metals, chlorine bleaches and sulfurs are strictly prohibited.
Oppositely, carbon-based, synthetic chemicals used in conventionally grown cotton fiber & fabric are highly toxic to humans (esp the farmers who handle them day-in and day-out), contaminate waterways, are detrimental to the land and contribute to global warming."
Photo: Vogue Paris