Organic has become a major trend for health-conscious consumers. Clothing made from natural fibers is generally better for the environment and more sustainable than synthetic fabrics, such as polyester and nylon, which feature oil-based products. They also have other benefits, such as being more breathable and comfortable.
The satisfaction and beauty of adorning a handmade cloth can never surpass the joy of flaunting a machine made cloth. Here are top 6 reasons why one should opt for organic clothing.
1. It’s Stylish and Trendy
Designers who are creating fair trade organic fashion seem to be way ahead of the curve when it comes to creating hip and flattering styles that don’t look like what every other person is wearing. They’re distinct without being outrageous (unless you WANT to be outrageous – you can find that, too.).
2. Let protect our earth together
Cotton is one of the world’s “dirtiest” crops; despite making up about 2.5 percent of the entire world’s agriculture, it uses about 25 percent of the world’s insecticides and 10 percent of the world’s pesticides, according to the Soil Association and the Organic Trade Association. By contrast, organic farming methods restore nutrients to the ground, do not contaminate groundwater, and can actually help other plants and animals thrive. Organic farming also helps offset the effects of climate change by locking CO2 in the soil and reducing greenhouse gases released into the environment by avoiding fossil fuel-based fertilizers in favor of organic ones.
3. Let’s protect animals
You may love the look of those leather boots you saw on the runway, but the life of the animal that gave up its skin should have you thinking twice about buying them. The same goes for fur and leather anything, and, for vegans, that refusal to take advantage of animals extends as far as not wearing wool or silk. Making sure your closet is stocked with cruelty-free clothes means you can get dressed without worrying about what went into what you’re wearing.
4. They will last longer and its more personal
While buying organic, renewable fibers is often the least toxic way to go, finding timeless, durable pieces can be just as green: Instead of wearing those trendy organic leggings for just one season, invest in classic shapes, chic silhouettes, and foolproof colors that you can flaunt for years to come. It’s easier to take care of your favorite organic cloths
5. It’s healthier for your skin
Even in the manufacturing process, most traditionally grown cotton faces various chemical treatments and harsh dyes. Organic clothing also does not go through the same chemical treatments. If dyed, the material’s dyeing features low-impact or natural colorants. For those reasons, organic cotton clothing can reduce irritation and minimize allergic reactions. Babies and children have much thinner and more sensitive skin than adults, which makes them even more prone to these sensitivities.
6. It’s Affordable
Fair trade organic fashion won’t break the bank. In fact, prices are very comparable to what you’d expect to pay for a product that is quality made, unique, and beneficial to the people who made it.
– Jainam Kumarpal, Founder Bhu:sattva