April 20, 2017

When choosing your clothes, it's important to consider the impact the materials you wear every day has. Clothing affects the environment, the lives of hard-working farmers and factory workers, and even the health of your family.

When it comes to cotton, this is something you definitely have to keep in mind. There are many benefits to going organic. Going organic benefits everyone involved in cotton production, our world and ourselves.

Many people are catching on to the issue of organic. Which is driving a growing industry focused on providing quality, all-natural organic clothing.

Here are a few details that make organic cotton clothing a clear choice for conscious consumers.

 

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1. Organic Cotton Clothing Is Better for Sensitive Skin, Children, and Those with Allergies

Have you even felt itchy when wearing regular clothes? Experienced irritated skin or rashes. It's possible you’ve had headaches, dizziness or other ill effects when wearing certain fabrics?

"Toxic textiles" can pose a serious threat to people and the environment. "Toxic textiles" contain dyes, cleansers, traces of pesticides and other chemicals. Which can affect people with chemical sensitivities and cause legitimate health issues.

The solution: organic clothing, which is non-toxic and easier on skin.

2. Less Environmental Impact in the Production of Organic Clothing

If you love our natural world and seek to save the beauty of our planet’s fauna and flora, embrace organic clothing. For one, conventional cotton farming is a real water waster. The World Wildlife Federation estimates it takes 5,283 gallons to produce a little over 2 pounds of cotton. That’s water best used elsewhere, especially with water shortages around the world.

Conventional cotton farmers use excessive amounts of toxic pesticides. In fact, the cotton crop uses 10% of pesticides worldwide. That's 55 million pounds, according to the WWF.

Those deadly poisons—powerful carcinogens—pollute our lakes, rivers, and other waterways, affecting plants and wildlife.

With organic cotton farming, there is a focus on lessening the impact on our environment. No toxic pesticides means no deadly runoff. Organic cotton uses much less water and is also non-GMO (genetically modified organism).

3. Organic Cotton Can Save the Lives of Farmers, Factory Workers and Their Families

There’s also a human cost to conventional cotton. Consider the effect pesticides have on farmers and their families. The farmers breathe pesticides in when they apply it or when they pick the cotton by hand. Their spouse and kids are getting their drinking water from those poisoned waterways. And the clouds of pesticide that drift on the breeze affect everyone who lives in the area.

20,000 people in developing countries die each year due to pesticides, according to the World Health Organization. There is a correlation to developmental issues in children, birth defects, as well as weaker immune systems.

The manufacturing process of spinning cotton into fabric also features heavy use of harmful chemicals.

With organic cotton clothing, toxic substances are no longer in the equation. Every step from growing to the creation of shirts, pants and other items. Thanks to hot water, vegetable soaps to clean it, natural pest control and all natural, safe dyes.

 

4. Go Fair Trade - Organic Cotton Means Higher Income for Factory Workers, Farmers, and Other Producers

You’ve heard of Fair Trade. The idea is paying growers of a crop and the creators of a certain product a fair and stable price!

By buying organic, you can ensure the people who create your garments are paid a living wage and fairly compensated for their hard work. No sweatshops!

With cotton prices in a multi-decade decline (while the cost of production has risen). This is especially important for struggling farmers and factory workers survival.

 

5. Organic Cotton Is Softer Yet More Durable – So Your Clothes Look Better and Last Longer

With organic cotton clothing, you don’t have to sacrifice quality for environmental and social benefits. Organic cotton is a strong and resilient material. To process it, strong chemicals that weaken the fibers are not used.

Your organic clothing will last longer, be more durable, and will look great too. You don’t have to sacrifice style to go organic.

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How to Get More Details on Organic Clothing 

You can learn more about eco-friendly, sustainable, and fashionable organic cotton clothing by signing up for the Goose Organic email list. It’s free! Put your email address in the box below. 

We’ll also let you know about special sales, new releases, and more.

 

One last thing…

Have you tried organic cotton clothing? What did you think?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

 


10 Responses

Shammy S
Shammy S

June 07, 2021

It caught my attention when you said that cotton would be beneficial if you are experiencing irritated skin or rashes due to toxic textiles. This would serve as a reminder for me now that I am planning to shop for custom African clothing for my daughter. She mentioned that she would use it when she attends a friend’s birthday party two weeks from now. Since she has very sensitive skin, I will consider your tips. https://www.theafricancowgirl.com/custom-wear

Evelyn Ryann
Evelyn Ryann

June 07, 2021

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Shammy Peterson
Shammy Peterson

June 01, 2021

It sure was nice when you said that organic cotton can last long because it is durable and resilient while ensuring quality products, My plan is to shop for waffle jumpsuits which I can use on special events like birthdays and work meetings. I want to find clothing that will not easily get damaged so I can save money on replacements. I will be sure to consider all your tips. https://shopivymarie.com/collections/frontpage/products/waffle-jumpsuit

Shammy Peterson
Shammy Peterson

May 31, 2021

I never realized that wearing certain fabrics can cause irritated skin or rashes. As you said, organic cotton clothing can benefit those with allergies. My plan is to shop for streetwear outfits for my son since his birthday is fast approaching. He is very prone to allergies and has very sensitive skin that could easily get rashes when it is too hot or cold. I will be sure to consider all your tips. Thanks! https://www.freshpopuk.com/

Judith Vale
Judith Vale

February 11, 2021

Just purchased an organic item of clothing! Will use hand washing feature on machine to wash before wearing.

John Matthew
John Matthew

December 20, 2020

Very interesting article. I never thought about organic before reading this Thanks for sending it

John Marshall
John Marshall

September 17, 2020

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Zoe Campos
Zoe Campos

September 02, 2020

Thanks for telling me that organic is a strong and resilient material for clothing. I’m trying to invest in clothes with good quality instead of spending money on dispensable clothing pieces. I’ll try to look for clothes that sell dresses and shirts made of pure cotton and inquire if they’re organic or not.

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July 26, 2019

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June 20, 2019

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