Organic Cotton Clothing and Benefits

If you are that kind of person who wants to make a lifestyle change then its time you considered going organic. Make organic clothing a part of your lifestyle. When it comes to organic clothing there is a common misconception that it is all about organic cotton. Yes, organic cotton does make up the bulk of the organic clothing wears, but it is also noteworthy that bamboo, wool, linen, and even natural leather can be considered as a good option for organic clothing.

The benefits of wearing organic cotton clothes are multifold. Organic Cotton uses untreated seeds and never uses GMO (genetically modified organism) seeds. It helps in cultivating strong soil through crop rotation. Moreover, the organic matter helps the soil retain the water more efficiently. The weeds are manually controlled through hand hoeing without using destructive chemicals. Conventional cotton is largely grown from GMO seeds and are typically treated with Fungicides or Insecticides. In fact, Insecticides are used so heavily, accounting for approximately 25% of world consumption and pesticides account for 10% of world consumption. The pesticides used includes the nine most toxic pesticides out of which five are the most probable carcinogens. Also, it is worth mentioning that organic cotton uses far less water too and in the long run is beneficial for farmers.

Clothes made from Bamboo also make up a large portion of organic clothing. Bamboo is known for its natural silk like lustre and soft handle. It is also durable and launders well which makes it a beautiful fabric to wear again and again. It is 100% biodegradable and it has natural anti-microbial properties to keep you smelling fresh.

Linen, the other alternative is soft and luxurious, and will keep you cool and comfortable while staying stylish on your hot holiday in the sun. Linen is made from flax fibres. Flax fibres are taken from the stem of the plant and are naturally smooth and straight.

Wool is breathable and has a soft handle which makes it cosy and comfortable to wear. It is also very durable and versatile, perfect for making a variety of organic clothing which will last.

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