5 benefits of buying ethical kids' clothing
There are many benefits of buying ethical kids' clothing, and we are proud to have chosen that path, out of ecological convictions but also to guarantee maximum comfort. So without further ado, here are our top 5 reasons why buying ethically is a good choice.
1. Organic cotton reduces the risk of skin irritation
Synthetic fibre fabrics are generally a popular choice for baby clothes, but these can contain chemicals, such as pesticides, insecticides, or even plastic. All these substances can irritate babies' skin, especially since infants' skin is very porous and therefore absorbs all the products that come into contact with it. Therefore, choosing clothes designed with quality materials, especially organic cotton, for your child is necessary. In addition, organic cotton is known to be much softer than conventional cotton because it has a thicker fibre. Organic cotton is also considered a hypoallergenic material, meaning it does not cause any allergies. Therefore it reduces the risk of skin reactions, such as eczema and itching.
2. A positive impact on the environment
If you want to reduce your ecological footprint on the environment, using organic cotton for your child is important. It is essential to take that step for both you and the environment! Did you know that the production of classic cotton garments is the second most polluting industry on the planet? This represents 50% of the world's textile production because of the chemicals used. Growing organic cotton is less harmful to nature. This material allows farmers to use natural methods and practices. They do not treat any of their plantations with chemicals. It's a plus for the baby's skin, but it also doesn't kill the existing ecosystem in the organic cotton fields. Choosing organic cotton in your daily life gives you the pleasant feeling of being of service to your fellow human beings and nature.
3. Organic cotton: a more comfortable fabric for babies
Although baby's skin is protected thanks to the softness and quality of organic cotton, this material will allow your child to feel more comfortable in their movements. Organic cotton lets moisture escape, as well as lets the skin breath. Your baby is less likely to overheat and sweat. In addition, the purchase of organic cotton clothing will allow you to save money. You won't have to worry about buying two types of fabrics for each season. This fibre is both keeping your baby warm as well as keeping it cool during hot temperatures.
4. Organic baby clothes are a good investment
Admittedly, buying organic cotton baby clothes can be more expensive. This is why the cost of organic products sometimes holds people back. However, did you know that buying these clothes is cheaper in the long run? This is mainly due to the use of harmful chemicals in the manufacturing process of conventional clothing and why organic cotton clothing, in the end, is much more durable than traditional cotton. In fact, they can be washed ten times longer than their conventional counterparts before the material starts to degrade, meaning there's less need to replace them. Since organic cotton fibres are stronger and more durable, your baby's clothes, blankets, and bedding will last longer, saving you money in the long run.
5. The people who make the clothes matter
It's estimated that 77 million agricultural workers suffer poisoning from pesticides each year growing conventional cotton. By buying eco-friendly clothing, we can be assured that the makers are not exposed to toxic chemicals that are harmful to them and their families. Did you know that in 2019 we installed solar panels at our little factory in India as another step to becoming carbon neutral? We are proud to say that we are now producing and using our own 100% clean and renewable energy!
Did our article on ethical kids' clothing and its benefits convince you? We advise you to go to our Store Finder, find your favourite Maxomorra reseller and discover more about our items designed in GOTS-certified organic cotton!